Personal Assistant

Ref: NDS7765

Location: Pulborough


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:

Term time: Wednesdays 3-6pm School holidays: Wednesdays, 3-6pm, Every other Friday 10am-2pm, plus support on the occasional Saturdays (times and dates are flexible and negotiable)

Hourly pay rate:

£14 per hour. Mileage expenses:45p per mile

Are you someone who is playful and fun whilst still maintaining boundaries?

Do you like working with children and have experience of Autism?

I am mum to a clever, chatty, dramatic 7-year-old girl who is obsessed with making films and videos of everything!  She loves puzzles, stickers, music, drawing and princesses! She loves outdoors and getting muddy!

I am looking for a caring, encouraging PA who can take her out to and participate in fun activities such as swimming and walks, and there will be days when you join in with family trips out so that I have an extra pair of hands to ensure both my girls have adult attention. There might be occasions where support will happen in our home; this might include indoor creative activities and helping me with bath times.

My daughter has Autism and can present some challenging behaviour so you will need to be someone adaptable, reading and responding to her needs appropriately. You will also need to be a fast runner to catch her if she decides to run off.

Initially a flexible approach will be required to establish what support will be best for her.

Duties include:

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

Supporting my daughter when accessing social and leisure activities e.g. swimming, walks to the park etc.

Whilst on duty at the employer’s home assisting with craft activities or activities linked to interests.

Planning and supporting activities linked to the individual interests of my daughter.

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

Be flexible and adaptable.

Experience working with Autistic children is desirable.

First Aid Training desirable, but not essential as training can be provided.

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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