Female Personal Assistant

Ref: LR7022

Location: East Grinstead


I am looking for personal care for a Child

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

3 hours a week or could be 6 hours every other week ideally on a weekend day (actual days and shift time by mutual agreement)

Hourly pay rate:

£12.40 per hour + mileage @ 40p per mile

Our 7 year old daughter is our little angel of the family! She is always happy, loves to interact with everyone liking eye contact and attention. She is guaranteed to giggle when you talk to her.

She loves being outside, going in her wheelchair, exploring children's farms and animals and swimming.

We are looking for an attentive PA, to help her explore the world outside her school and home environment, engaging her in activities she enjoys keeping her safe.

This is a rewarding role and training will be offered.

Duties include:

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

  • Nappy changing
  • Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities
  • Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the manual wheelchair when out.
  • Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')

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

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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