Personal Assistant

Ref: DP6177

Location: Lancing


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Alternate Saturdays or Sundays 4+ hours. Extra hours may be available as and when needed and during school holidays. Flexibility required.

Hourly pay rate:

£14.00 minimum, depending on experience. Mileage rate: 45p per mile

I am looking for a PA to support my 16 year old son. He is a very happy young man who is into fashion and design, is very creative and has a big personality. He has a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD & sensory processing disorder. He also has a diagnosis of Scheuermann’s disease which affects his spine. Though he can express his wants and needs verbally, he does require gentle support & guidance with all forms of communication, particularly socially.

Your role as a PA will involve assisting him with daily activities, plus supporting him to develop his life skills, independence and confidence with activities such as going to the shops, money management, cooking, maintaining a safe and habitable home, and accessing the community.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Support my son to talk about & understand his emotions (informing me of any concerns)
  • Supporting with physiotherapy exercises / O.T. recommendations as needed
  • Supervising at all times and keeping him focused on tasks
  • Support to develop social and independent living skills, whilst gaining confidence in himself and through new experiences.
  • Driving him or accompanying him on public transport / walking with as needed, when accessing the community.
  • Support with planning ahead for activities, including timing, transport, budgeting & paying for.

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

  • Experienced in working with children with Autism, Aspergers & ADHD
  • Firm, self-motivated and patient
  • Able to provide a structured routine
  • Able to de-escalate situations verbally & swiftly
  • Driver with own car 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

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