Child Support worker

Ref: CZ7848

Location: Burgess Hill


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

3 hours a week term time – weekends preferably Sat afternoon but can be flexible. 7 hrs a week in school holidays

Hourly pay rate:


We are looking for a patient, understanding, and reliable person who is committed to making a positive impact in a child's life.

My son is a wonderful 8 year old with autism.

He is in need of a dedicated personal assistant who can help him explore the world and engage in various activities.

He is non-verbal, has limited understanding, and requires constant 1:1 support.

His interests include outdoor adventures, soft play, swimming, and indoor creative activities such as colouring, painting, playdough, and puzzles.

We would like you to be able to take him to your home to provide respite to us and if you are local to Burgess Hill we would be willing to drop him to you if needed.

Duties include:


Support and encouragement to eat


Personal Care: 

Support with toileting. Uses pull ups


Supporting with full supervision to go to park or town, soft play, swimming

Engaging him in activities inside such as colouring, painting, play dough, puzzles – constant supervision is required

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
  • 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

  • This is a very physical role so you need to be fit and healthy to undertake the required duties

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours


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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