Job Title: Support Worker

Location: Hove           

Hourly rate: £11 during the week and £12 at weekends.         

Reference:  DP5395           

Hours/shifts: The job is 143.5 hours over a 4 week rota. The shifts are a mixture of waking nights (12 to 13 hours per shift), afternoons (4.5 hrs) and week end days (9 / 10 hrs). Shifts cover 2 out of 4 weekends. Hours increase in the college holiday and to cover sickness and annual leave. Flexibility is essential. Full time post-share available.


  • We are looking for a Full time Personal Assistant \ Carer to help us with our 21 year old son. He has cerebral palsy and needs help with EVERYTHING.
  • He is sociable with a great sense of humour.
  • He wants someone who is happy, relaxed and fun and will help him go places, like swimming and do other fun things.
  • We want someone who will fit in with our family and look after him well! Get in touch if you think you are the right person.
  • William is severely physically disabled and has no speech.
  • He uses a communication aid (app on iPad and is learning eye gaze to activate the computer)
  • This is a full time post but we would consider 2 part time workers.
  • We would prefer a driver but no longer say it is essential as we have found very few PAs drive these days.



Other Requirements


  • UK driving licence preferable


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


Accompanying and assisting on shopping trip

Accompanying during social and leisure activities

  • Accompanying during doctors /hospital appointments
  • Accompanying and assisting when buying clothes (trying on clothes, lifting clothes from rails)
  • Occasional longer journeys
  • Accompanying on trips out
  • Driving and accompanying to social events / activities

    Personal care:
  • Washing and bathing
  • showering/drying hair
  • Assistance getting in and out of bath / shower
  • Assistance when applying cream/General hair /skin care/Using the toilet/Dressing & undressing / helping with buttons & fastenings/Getting into / out of bed/Assistance with getting in / out of bed with hoist/
  • Help with dispensing tablets (medication)/Assistance with taking other medication/Helping with other aspects of personal care as required (i.e assisting getting changed at swimming pool).
  • Assistance getting in / out of wheelchair (transferring)/Assistance at mealtimes: cutting up food / assistance to eat / drink/Assistance with physiotherapy exercises/

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.