Personal Assistant

Ref: DP5660

Location: Chichester


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Fixed regular weekly hours on evenings and weekends. Additionally, we have maternity cover shifts available on Monday - Friday 6am-8am. There will also be ad hoc shifts for holiday cover, evenings and when we attend medical appointments.

Hourly pay rate:

£14.01 per hour

We are a family of four with a 7 year old daughter, a 10 year old son and a cat and dog. Our son is severely disabled and we use funding through West Sussex County Council and Sussex Community NHS Children's Continuing Care to pay for carers/Personal Assistants and we are looking to add to our team, this can be a single person or multiple people.

He is a full time wheelchair user and we have hoisting in the house to help with this. He has a feeding tube into his stomach which we give food and medications, he has medicine very frequently throughout the day. He can't talk or hold up his head, but he can smile and has a very cheeky personality. Underneath all this he is just a little boy who loves being outside, Harry Potter and animals.

We can provide training on all the medical elements and we would be your employers so tax & NI is included in the hourly rate. We will require you to complete a DBS.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety


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