2 x Personal Assistant

Ref: LR8067

Location: Ashurstwood


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

4- 5.5 hours per week (actual days and shift times by mutual agreement, will include weekend days)

Hourly pay rate:

£15.00 Mileage rate (if applicable): 35p

I'm in need of two flexible, creative and calm Personal Assistants (to work together or with myself) for my 16-year-old son, primarily to accompany him out and about, supporting him in his preferred activities. He loves swimming and long walks in the countryside and shopping trips. He communicates basic needs with few words, is sociable and friendly, yet occasionally faces challenges that he's eager to overcome. Apply today if you love the great outdoors and want to help a young person live his best life.

The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission.

Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • At least 3 years working with special need children / adults
  • Experienced in managing challenging behaviours if they arise (team teach trained /positive handling training is a requirement)
  • Face coverings is a requirement at all times the PA is helping the child.
  • PA to notify parents if they have any Flu symptoms /cold/ throat infections or any infection transmitted through airborne exposure.

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours, Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission


All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9

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