Personal Assistant (PA)

Ref: VC7550

Location: Worthing


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Fortnightly weekend daytime hours available, plus additional evening and School Holiday hours as mutually agreed

Hourly pay rate:

£12.00 mileage paid at 45p a mile

Our family are really excited about taking on a new Personal Assistant for our 16-year-old Son who is currently at Oak Grove Sixth Form. He loves Sports Cars, Video Games, Music and Socialising.

We are currently supporting him to become more independent and would like a PA to take him Shopping, accompany him on walks, visit Cafés with him, go Bowling and support him to access other social activities. In short, to generally have some fun away from Mum and Dad! Limited personal care help required and no providing medication.

This is a rewarding and sociable role with flexible hours and paid Expenses.  If you think you could make a positive difference to our son’s life, we’d love to hear from you!

Experience of working with people with learning disabilities and epilepsy desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

Duties include:

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
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety


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