Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support Worker

Location: Lancing            

Hourly rate: £8.50 per hour to be increased to £9.00 when training completed       

Reference: DP1757            

Hours/shifts: Monday 10am - 3pm, Tuesday 10am – 3pm and Saturday 9am – 2pm

Possible job share – to be discussed at interview



  • Personal assistant required to join a team supporting a young male adult with special needs.
  • This will involve working with him at home but more importantly out in the community enjoying life.
  • Planned activities include shopping, swimming, bowling, music and sensory sessions as well as trips to local points of interest.
  • Must be confident in the swimming pool
  • All aspects of personal care required.

Other Requirements

All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check

Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.


Typical duties

Domestic -      

Changing bed linen

Bed making

General cleaning

Taking out rubbish

General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.

Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.




Personal Care:  

Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair


Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required

Assistance with applying cream

General hair/skin care

Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings

Getting into bed

Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist

Help with dispensing tablets 

Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed in swimming pool/gym.

Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')

Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat



Accompanying and assisting client on shopping trips when required

Accompany client when accessing social and leisure activities

Accompanying client to doctors/hospital appointments when required

Occasional longer journeys

Accompanying on trips out

Driving and accompanying to social events such as:


Evening meetings

Accompanying on trips out

Accompanying to social meetings

The above duties will involve driving the client in their car using lift to get in/out of car, pushing the client wheelchair when out. 

Pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out.

Person specification

The successful applicant will be:

Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality

Reliable with good time-keeping

  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
  • Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety

Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.