Female Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR7938

Location: Haywards Heath


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:

Up to 20 hours per month, flexible days/times

Hourly pay rate:


We are looking for a female PA to help with our daughter who is 7 years old.

She is autistic and has mobility, learning and sensory needs.

She is preverbal and uses a mixture of Makaton, AAC and gestures to communicate.

She is also funny, smart, audacious with a wicked sense of humour.

She loves being outside, exploring, her ipad, sensory play, puzzles and looking at books

We need someone who has experience of working with children who are autistic with learning and sensory needs.

You must be confident taking children out in the community, energetic and patient, flexible and able to work with us as a family

Driving licence and own car is essential.

Reasonable mileage when taking her out in your own car would be reimbursed.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Is toilet trained but needs help around toileting
  • Accompanying and supporting with social activities in the community. She loves being out and about, visiting parks, National Trust sites and making the most of her Merlin Pass.
  • Using your own car

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
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Experienced in working with children with autism, learning and sensory needs
  • Confident in taking a child out in the community
  • Energetic
  • Patient

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