Personal Assistant

Ref: NDS8289

Location: Haywards Heath


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

4 hours per week. Sundays, term time. Days and time flexible during the school holidays

Hourly pay rate:

£11.44 per hour. Mileage expenses: 45p per mile

Are you looking for an active, fun role? I am looking for a calm, creative and happy personal assistant for my 11 year old son with Autism.

He loves baking, walks, sensory play/activities, swimming (anything to do with water really!). He flaps his hands and jumps up and down when he is happy.  He is generally very chilled out but there are moments when he is a bundle of energy and needs to busy and focused. He loves one to one support.

As a PA, you will accompany him on outdoor activities such as swimming, picnics, going to the park, ensuring his safety and helping him feel secure to participate in activities and experiences.

If you have a genuine love of working with children, please apply!

Duties include:

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

  • Help with accessing and participating in social and leisure activities, going to parks, café, picnics, swimming, leisure centres.

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

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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