Social Support Assistant

Ref: MP7728

Location: Horsham


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

5.5 hours Every 4 Weeks

Hourly pay rate:

£11.50 per hour

I am looking to employ a PA to work with my 12-year-old daughter and assist her in accessing the local community.

She enjoys activities such as: cinema, arts & craft, crazy golf, coffee & cake, lunch and theme parks.

The role will involve assisting her to access these activities and to suggest new activities to try.

To assist in developing her social and interactive skills.

Accompany her to activities that will support her learning and ability to express her individuality.

To enable and encourage her to make choices and build up her self-confidence.

Support to develop her understanding of road safety and stranger danger.

You may be required to push customer in her wheelchair for longer distances.

To provide the family with a few hours respite each week while the two of you are out and about.

Car owner essential.

Duties include:

  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Occasional support with personal care, but this is not a regular task
  • Encourage to make choices
  • Improve social skills
  • Improve road/safety awareness skills

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

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