Personal Assistant

Ref: AH248

Location: Purley


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

8 hours a week mostly over the weekend, some flexibility available, to be discussed with employer.

Hourly pay rate:


My son has high functioning autism which has an impact on his social interaction with others but he has no challenging behaviours. He also finds it difficult to concentrate. He can become anxious or wary of trying new things, so needs to be supported to try out new facilities or services. He needs guidance to become fully independent without relying on the support of others. This role involves accompanying my son to access the community and activities, being mindful of safety and promoting independence and reassurance where necessary. There will also be an element of assisting him to organise himself regarding his personal life and academic work. This includes assistance with basic life skills i.e. budgeting, cooking hot meals, planning his time and accessing different social and educational facilities.  

Duties include:

  • Cooking
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Shopping
  • Companionship

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Creative
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Hygienic
  • tidy and well organised
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Reliable with good timekeeping


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