Personal Assistant

Ref: MVES216

Location: Lewes


I am looking for personal care for a Child

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

4 hours a week at weekends with more available during school holidays

Hourly pay rate:


Looking for a PA to help with my 13 year old daughter who has profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).  She will need help with physio activities, communication aids, play therapy, eating, drinking and having fun.  Going out in the community in her wheelchair would be great too. My daughter is a fun loving, happy, easy going and content girl. Even though she is non verbal she can communicate her needs.  She’s always happy.
Experience with PMLD children essential.
4 hours a week during weekends.
Times to suit, not every weekend necessary.
More hours available during school holidays.

Duties include:

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

  • Physiotherapy exercises

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

  • Experience with PMLD children essential

Additional requirements

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