Personal Care Assistant

Ref: TM7524

Location: Chichester


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

evenings/weekends/school holidays (days/times flexible) Up to 5.5 hours per week

Hourly pay rate:


My happy and smiley 8 year son is looking for a personal assistant to support him to enjoy fun and leisure activities.

Support is needed so that I can have respite from my caring role.

My son is non-verbal, autistic and has a learning disability.

Any successful personal care assistant will need to have patience and be willing to try and understand my son and his non-verbal cues.

My son loves activities such as swimming, soft play, visiting farms and going to the park.

I require a driver with their own car so that a variety of fun and interesting activities can be accessed.

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance


Occasional support within the home environment which could involve assisting with the bedtime routine.

Occasionally you may be required to support my son in our home environment. You would be required to carry out any domestic tasks associated with the care and wellbeing of my son for example.

Making/preparing drinks/snacks/meals

Tidying up after self

Tidying up after activities within the home

Looking after and caring for the child when accessing fun and leisure activities such as; swimming, visiting the park, soft play.

Looking after and caring for the child when out on days out to places like; Fisher’s farm

The above duties will involve driving the child in the PA’s car, lifting the folding pushchair /out of car, pushing the pushchair when 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
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Must be comfortable with pets – two house rabbits/two dogs

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