Personal Assistant

Ref: BRR6399

Location: Bognor Regis


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

School holidays:- 6 hours per week on one set day per week. Can be either a weekday or weekend. Please note the child goes to an East Sussex school so school holiday dates may differ from West Sussex.

Hourly pay rate:

£11 per hour

My son has autism and is non verbal and has additional needs. The successful applicant will be kind and patient, as there may be occasions when his behaviour is challenging. Personal care will also need to be provided within this role, especially when out and about. Occasionally you will need to work on a 2:1 basis with my son.

A driver is required for this role and must have access to their own vehicle, this is so you can take my son to the activities he enjoys.

The rate of pay is £11.00 per hour and you will be fully supported by the family for the first few weeks whilst training is provided.

Duties include:

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

Personal Care:
Support with toileting when out and about
Change pads when required
Supervise hand washing and support to keep clean
Support with undressing and dressing after swimming
Accompany and support my son to access his community, including:
going swimming
visiting the park and
visiting the beach,
going to flip out
going to soft play

Candidate qualities:

  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Hygienic
  • tidy and well organised
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Creative

Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
Able to work at all times 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