Personal Assistant/ Support Worker

Ref: CZ7984

Location: Haywards Heath


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

2 after school slots per week, approx. 4:00-6.00pm. Our preference would be for Mondays and Tuesdays or Fridays but there may be some flexibility.

Hourly pay rate:

£12.40 per hour

We are looking for support for our very energetic and gregarious 8 year old son.

He loves people and talking, and is very interested in what everyone is doing and why!

He enjoys food, gardening, transport and loves a bargain at the charity shop.

Your role would be to support him to go out to participate in activities and develop his independence.

We have a (very friendly) labradoodle so ideally you would be a dog lover.

We are looking for after school support generally but also some support in the school holidays and ad hoc at weekends would be great.

Main role is to meet our son at our home in Balcombe when he is dropped of by his taxi driver at 4:00pm and then stay with him until one of us is home from work at 6:00pm, either spending time with him at our home, or taking him out for entertainment (we can discuss the kinds of activities he enjoys). After a day at school he is sometime keen to have some time at home, playing with his toys, doing craft activities or looking at books. There is a playground near our home that he enjoys visiting if it’s dry.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

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

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