Personal Assistant

Ref: DP7526

Location: Haywards Heath


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

12hrs per week, flexible days/times

Hourly pay rate:


I am looking for PA support for my 4-year-old daughter. She loves singing and counting and enjoys playing games and painting.

The role involves taking her out to the park, outings and activities within her local area.

Support to promote her independence, social skills, as well as some personal care and possible support with bathing.

She has a learning difficulty and some challenging behaviours.

Duties include:

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

Personal Care: 

  • Supervision and/or assistance with washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
  • Changing nappies
  • Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings


  • The role involves taking her out to the park, outings and activities within her local area. This will involve pushing my daughter’s wheelchair while out and about.

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
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • 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