I am looking for personal care  for a child

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

4 hours per week. Additional hours in the school holidays est. 11 per week for 14 holiday weeks, Flexibility available, to be discussed.

Hourly pay rate:

£10.50 per hour


Worthing, UK

Personal Assistant/ Carer


My son has autism and developmental delay but he can make eye contact and understand speech, we speak slowly and use uncomplex language when communicating to assist with this. He responds well to praise and positive reinforcement, we have systems in place to help and encourage him make good choices and understand that other choice are poor, e.g. safe/unsafe behaviours around roads.

This role is to provide support to my son when he is accessing the community and for activities - some activities will require double up support where I will accompany and assist alongside this PA role. It is important that the post holder continues with the systems that are currently in place and that he is familiar with to build and encourage on the positive progress he has made.

This is a permanent contract employment with holiday leave and pay entitlement. Travel expenses can be claimed. Our property benefits from free roadside parking and is well accessed by public transport.

Duties include:

  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Companionship
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Tidying in the areas used by son to ensure safe play when at home.
Prompt and/or assist with using the toilet if needed.
Prompt to wash hands after using the toilet.
Assisting with any buttons/fastenings.
Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
Accompany and assist when accessing social and leisure activities, including but not limited to: swimming, beach, park, soft play.
The above duties will involve driving in your car (if applicable)

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

Car owner/driver preferred but not essential.


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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