I am looking for personal care  for a child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Term time: 6 hours per week, weekends. School holidays: 10 hours per week, days flexible.

Hourly pay rate:

£10.30 per hour


Steyning, UK

Personal Assistant


This role will involve taking him out on walks to the woods and other places of interest (he loves to explore!), sharing his enthusiasm for nature and gardening at home and extending his interests and experiences through conversations and activities. Although he loves being outside, he is not always aware of the risks, so the role will involve being observant and proactive to ensure he is safe.
There may be times when the role will involve accompanying our family on a trip out, offering that nurturing support for our son so he can get he best out of the day whilst allowing us to spend quality time with his sibling too.
This could be a fulfilling role for someone who is also keen about the outdoors and as you get to know him, his wonderful sense of humour will crack you up just as it does us!

Duties include:

  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

• Accompanying on trips out e.g.the beach or woods, going for walks
• Accompanying on trips out with the family.
• Joining in with everyday experiences and new experiences: e.g. mowing the lawn, looking for road signs, exploring and looking closely at nature.
• Providing him with new experiences.
• Being observant when he is using the lawn mower, prompting, or reminding him of any hazards.
• Being observant and proactive when out and about, prompting, or reminding him of any hazards.
• The above duties may involve using your car.

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

Ideally have experience of Autism, working with children or is willing to learn and adapt.
Must be comfortable with pets as we have cats
Be required to take Lateral Flow Test before coming to work.


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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