Personal Assistant

Ref: DP6399

Location: Bognor Regis


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

10am - 4pm on Saturday = 6 hours Shifts are flexible and be discussed at interview. Additional hours may be available during school holidays.

Hourly pay rate:

£11 per hour

I am a looking for a personal assistant to support my 11 year old son to be active and access the community in a safe way. My son is happy and bouncy, he loves going swimming, visiting the park and beach, going to flip out and soft play.

My son has autism and is non verbal and has additional needs. The successful applicant will be kind and patient, as there may be occasions when his behaviour is challenging. Personal care will also need to be provided within this role, especially when out and about. Occasionally you will need to work on a 2:1 basis with my son.

A driver is required for this role and must have access to their own vehicle, this is so you can take my son to the activities he enjoys.

The rate of pay is £11.00 per hour and you will be fully supported by the family for the first few weeks whilst training is provided.

Duties include:

  • Bathroom assistance
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation

  • Support with toileting when out and about
  • Change pads when required
  • Supervise hand washing and support to keep clean
  • Support with undressing and dressing after swimming

Accompany and support my son to access his community, including:
going swimming

  • visiting the park and
  • visiting the beach,
  • going to flip out
  • going to soft play

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