Female Personal Assistant

Ref: DP5178

Location: Steyning


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:

After School 4.30 to 7.30 and Saturday afternoons.

Hourly pay rate:

To be discussed

Our daughter is a happy and cheeky young lady who knows her own mind, who enjoys being out in nature, music and swimming. She is a full time wheelchair user and requires hoisting at home, tube feeding for nutrition and meds and is non verbal (although she always has a lot to say).

We are looking for someone to help after school and early evening and /or Saturdays to be a companion and help with her daily routine.

Training can be provided and we offer good rates of pay and flexibility on hours and times which are around 16 hours a week term time, increasing in holidays.


Duties include:

  • Bathroom assistance
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Companionship
  • Transportation
  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Moving and handling
  • Personal grooming
  • Clinical tasks

Candidate qualities:

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

Additional requirements

Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission, Non-smoker due to medical reasons,


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