Personal Assistant/ Support Worker

Ref: DP6676

Location: Crawley


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

5 hours per week term time– actual days and times by mutual agreement but ideally at the weekend Additional hours may be available on an as and when basis

Hourly pay rate:

£12.40 per hour

I am looking for a kind and compassionate PA to engage with my 8 year old son in my home and in the local community in activities he enjoys.

My son is a happy and calm little boy. He has severe ASD, is non-verbal and is PEG fed

He enjoys using his electronic tablet, playing with sensory toys and going to the park and local playground

He has no danger awareness therefore needs to be supervised

On occasion accompanying my family on days out acting as an extra pair of hands.

I require a driver with their own car, mileage will be paid

This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided

6 week of holiday will be available each year.

Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing

  • Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings.
  • Some Mealtimes feeding my son (training will be provided).
  • Accompanying my son on trips out in the local community engaging him in activities he enjoys and keeping him safe.
  • On occasion acting as an extra pair of hands when attending medical appointments or family days out.

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


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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