Personal Assistant

Ref: LR7869

Location: Horsham


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

10 hours a week (actual days and shift times by mutual agreement to include some weekend hours likely every other weekend) Job share considered

Hourly pay rate:

£12.00 mileage paid at 35p per mile

We are looking for a PA to help support our sociable, fun, friendly and charming energetic 7 year old.
Our son has a keen interest in aeroplanes, level crossing barriers and geography. Visiting airports & plane spotting places, looking for level crossings, going to beach and parks is what he loves to do. We would like PA support to take him out to places around his interests or to escort him to alternative provision activities etc. There may be also activities such as, trampolining, drumming etc.
Occasionally, anxiety levels can impact his ability to go out or take part in activities so an understanding and gentle supportive approach will be essential.
We are looking for a PA with ASD experience and preferably awareness of PDA and associated approaches etc.
Training will be provided.
We are looking for 10 hours a week across 3 afternoons and at times weekends and are happy to be flexible.
If you would like to help support our son doing the things he enjoys, we’d love to hear from you.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing

  • Accompany our son in the community engaging him in activities he enjoys and keeping him safe.
  • The above duties may involve driving the employer’s son in the PA’s car for which mileage of 35p per mile will be paid.

Candidate qualities:

  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • 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