Social Support and Care Assistant

Ref: MP7855

Location: Pulborough


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Term Time – 39 weeks per year - Monday to Friday 3 hours per week. 7 hours every other weekend – 26 weekends per year. 7 hours per week during school holidays – 13 weeks per year. Exact days and times to be agreed with applicant. ***Please apply even if you are only able to work some of the hours as job share will be considered.

Hourly pay rate:

£14 per hour

I am looking to employ a PA to assist my easy-going 5-year-old son.
He is non-verbal and requires 1:1 support to promote his independence skills.

He requires support to enjoy activities that help him feel included in his family life.
The PA will support him with play, community outings and in home routines in ways that will promote his independence.

You will support him with dressing and toileting when required.

You will be required to drive him in your own vehicle in return for mileage at 35p per mile.

This could be a very rewarding role for the right person. Are you that person?

Duties include:

  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

My son enjoys (just some examples) – walks, being outdoors, sensory rooms, books, messy play, playfighting with his brother, collecting things (such as books, toy characters, coloured bricks etc), multi-coloured toys, recorded bird sounds, his cuddle toy, sensory lighting, watching his brother play football.

  • You will help to identify trigger points that may upset him.
  • To teach self-care skills and routines.
  • Support with alternative methods of communication to make his needs, wishes and feelings known to those around him.
  • To assist him to become more aware of dangers.
  • To provide him with opportunities and support to safely try out new experiences.

All in all, he is a very happy little boy.

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
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Honest and cheerful with a good sense of humour


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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