Location: Haywards Heath
I am looking for personal care for a Child
Drivers licence required: Yes
Own vehicle needed: Yes
Hours per week:
Apx 3-9 hours per week, to be discussed and agreed. Term time hours: 3 hours per week, ideally Mon, Tues or Thurs after-school 6 hours every fortnight, Sat or Sun - School holidays hours: 7 hours per week, on a weekday. Flexibility to do these hours as a job share.
Hourly pay rate:
I'm looking for a PA for my 10 y/o son to have fun day trips out and about (eg. swimming, Amberley Museum, Bluebell Railway, beach, bowling, soft play) go for long walks in the woods and countryside and also indulge his many interests (eg. cutting brambles, sweeping leaves, returning trolleys to shops, animal care, cooking and baking, recycling and bin lorries!).
My child has a rare chromosome disorder called Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and Autism. He has a significant learning disability, communication difference and high anxiety. Due to his high anxiety when he becomes overwhelmed, unsafe or frustrated he can display distressed behaviours.
He requires help with personal care. He is physically able and has no medical requirements.
With understanding and appropriate 1:1 support he is a joy to spend time with - he is very engaging, communicative, friendly and enthusiastic and mostly loves to participate in everyday jobs, activities and adventures.
- Term time hours:
3 hours per week, ideally Mon, Tues or Thurs after-school
6 hours every fortnight, Sat or Sun
- School holidays hours:
7 hours per week, on a weekday
Days and times can be agreed mutually.
There is also flexibility to do these hours as a job share.
If you’re interested please get in touch.
- has good experience in supporting, and connecting, with children with learning disabilities, communication differences and high anxiety
- can maintain a calm, kind and cheerful nature
- is empathetic to him, enthusiastic and adaptable
- is physically fit and enjoys being in the outdoors
- has a clean driving licence and own transport
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