Personal Assistant

Ref: NDS8055

Location: Horsham


I am looking for personal care for a Child

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

5 hours per week term time and 7 hours per week in the holidays. Days and times negotiable.

Hourly pay rate:

£12.40, mileage rate: 45p per mile

Our 6-year-old daughter is bubbly, funny and extremely loving to everyone.  She is living her best life when she is out and being busy. She likes animals, going to the park and loves a bit of shopping! We are looking for a happy, go lucky PA to help her safely experience the world and go on new adventures.

Our daughter has Autism and is a very visual person. She is non-verbal, but she is more than capable of letting you know her wants and feelings through physical action/expressions. It would be great to have someone with experience of working with Autistic children.

Duties include:

  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Monitoring risks when 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
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Experience of working with Autistic children is preferred

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