Job Title: Self-Employed Care worker/Support Worker
Location: Chichester
Hourly rate: rate negotiable
Reference: TM6962
Hours/shifts: Thursday, Friday and Monday around 5pm-7pm
Sunday 12noon – 1pm and Monday 11.30pm – 1.30pm
Additional support may be required


I am a young woman who has multiple complex health problems and would like to engage a female (exemption *Sch. 9s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies) self employed PA to support me. I have two children aged 9 years and 18 months and require support with my personal care, domestics tasks, meal preparation enabling me to live as independently as possible within my own home.

Other Requirements:
• Before engagement can commence, the self employed PA will have to complete HMRC’s employment status indicator tool with the engager to ensure that within this role, HMRC agree that they are self employed. In addition paperwork will need to be produced such as proof of public liability insurance, a current DBS check etc. A contract of services will also need to be provided.
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during support hours.

Typical duties

Domestic -
Helping with laundry, washing, drying and putting away
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals for myself and my children.
Putting grocery shopping away
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this

Personal Care:
Drying and brushing of hair
Ensuring that I am safe when showing/being on call in an emergency
Assistance with medication – for example getting down from secure cupboard

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Have an understanding of hidden disabilities
• Respectful of the engagers 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

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.