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

Hourly pay rate:

Between £10-£12 depending on experience

Are you 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). Our son has mild Cerebral Palsy with the added diagnosis of mild ASD/ADD (Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder)

Our son craves 1:1 time at the weekends - to empower him to do the things he loves like finding bugs, playing his Ukulele, chatting and bike riding to name a few things.

He can be challenging when in the family unit but outside of this he is a delight, charming everyone he meets. A Sunday suits us best as he comes home from school quite late on weekdays and has another commitment on a Saturday.

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