Personal Assistant

Ref: DP5165

Location: Crawley


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Ad hoc hours for term time, evenings and weekends. School holiday days and evenings available

Hourly pay rate:


Hi, I’m 15 years old and in year 10. I have an incredible Autistic mind and some associated sensory and mobility co conditions, as well as Learning Difficulties and Tourette’s. You will love my echolalia and echopraxia.

My Mum and I are looking for someone to come and hang out with me. We’d really like an enthusiastic, fun loving person to engage with my interests at home, take me on adventures in the community or accompany me, my family to some family/charity events.

Duties include:

  • Transportation
  • Companionship

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

  • Enthusiastic
  • Fun loving
  • Interested in darts, cricket, planes and Star Wars very welcome

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours, Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission


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