Personal Assistant

Ref: DP7906

Location: Haywards Heath


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

4 hours a week (actual days and shift times by mutual agreement)

Hourly pay rate:

up to £14 per hour depending on experience

I am looking for a vigilant and experienced PA for my happy, energetic and determined 8-year-old son.

Whilst he has autism and a genetic deletion, he is fun loving, kind and independent but can have challenging behaviour on occasion when he is unhappy.

He enjoys being outside, at the park or in the forest, swimming, and soft play.

Ideally you will have experience with non-verbal children, autism, ADHD and pda (Pathological demand avoidance).

Tasks will include personal care and taking my son out engaging him in activities he enjoys and keeping him safe.

Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting to get changed at swimming pool.
  • Accompany employer’s son when accessing social and leisure activities keeping him safe
  • The above duties may involve driving the employer in the PA’s car for which mileage of 40p per mile will be paid

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 always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Access to own vehicle and UK driving licence is desirable

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