Social Buddy/Personal Assistant

Ref: VC7727

Location: Pulborough


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

4 hours on a Sunday (exact hours to be discussed at Interview) plus additional hours available in School Holidays

Hourly pay rate:

Between £10-£12 depending on experience plus mileage

Are you down to earth, patient, energetic and looking for some extra hours on the weekends and in School Holidays?

We are a family with 4 children (Triplets and a Singleton!) and require a reliable and friendly Buddy to support our 11-year-old Son with mild Cerebral Palsy and ASD/ADD (Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder).

A delight and charming everyone he meets, he craves 1:1 time at the weekends and your role would be to spend time with him socially empowering him to do the things he loves, such as finding bugs, playing his Ukulele, chatting and bike riding.

This is a rewarding and fun role in which you could make a real positive difference to our son’s life.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Take our child on trips out or to activities

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

  • Energetic
  • Personable
  • Trustworthy

  • Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours

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