Personal Assistant

Ref: NDS8268

Location: Horsham


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

5 hours per week term time and 7 hours per week in the school holidays. Days and times negotiable.

Hourly pay rate:

£12.40 per hour. Mileage expenses:45p per mile

Our 8-year-old son is a happy, laid-back boy. He loves cuddles.  He likes animals, going to the park, and loves a bit of shopping! We are looking for a calm and fun PA to help him safely experience the world and go on new adventures.

Our son has Autism and is a very visual person. He is non-verbal, but he is more than capable of letting you know his wants and feelings through physical action/expressions. It would be great to have someone with experience of working with Autistic children.

Duties include:

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

  • Nappy changes
  • Monitoring risks when out and about e.g. road safety and act appropriately
  • Plan, research and suggest ideas for new activities/experiences.

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 of working with Autistic children is preferred


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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