2x Personal Assistant/Support Worker

Ref: LR8068

Location: East Grinstead


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

4-5 hours (actual days and shift times by mutual agreement) for 2 PAs (8-10 hours in total)

Hourly pay rate:


Exciting opportunity for a fun-loving personal assistant. We are seeking a capable personal assistant for our fantastic 12-year-old son with Autism. Our son is a whirlwind of energy, bursting with personality, and loves to communicate through PECS and his unique physical expressions. With his love for animals, park outings, and a bit of retail therapy, every day is an adventure!

As our son's PA, you'll ensure he experiences the joy of exploring new things safely. Whether it's playing at home, going on outdoor adventures or shopping trips, you'll be his support bringing smiles and laughter every step of the way.

If you have a passion for making every moment count, we can't wait to hear from you.

Duties include:

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

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • 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 2 years of experience with Special Need Children
  • Experienced in managing challenging behaviours  as our son can resort to self-injurious behaviours , harming others and sensory integration dysfunction.

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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