I am looking for personal care for a child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

4hrs per week, term time and 8hrs per week, school holidays

Hourly pay rate:



Worthing, UK

Personal Assistant


The role will involve engaging him in fun activities in the local area, escorting him to/from and supervising him at local social clubs (eg. cubs, music lessons) and/or taking him on excursions to local facilities/attractions (eg. swimming, cinema, etc). He has well-managed but complex, life-limiting cardiac and respiratory conditions and has recently also been diagnosed with ADHD. He may require the use of his wheelchair occasionally, especially when he is feeling tired. He is a bright, inquisitive, and curious boy who enjoys and responds really well one to one support. Experience is desirable but not essential.

Duties include:

  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Personal Care:
Age-appropriate prompting of hand washing and personal care.

Engage him in age-appropriate activities/hobbies at home.
Plan and take him on excursions to local facilities/attractions.
The above duties are likely to involve driving our son in your vehicle, lifting his manual wheelchair in/out of your car and pushing his wheelchair when out and about.

Other Tasks:
To monitor his general wellbeing.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Friendly, patient, kind and creative.
Honest and reliable, with good time-keeping.
Bright, fun and child focussed.
Have a flexible, motivated, can-do attitude.
Good sense of humour.
Physically fit and healthy.
Have good common sense and ability to use their own initiative.


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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