Social Support Assistant

Ref: MP7540

Location: Chichester


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

An average of 5 hours per week which could be worked on one weekend day session or split depending on PA availability. Days & hours to be mutually agreed with employer.

Hourly pay rate:

£11 per hour

A PA is required to help with a variety of tasks which will enable/assist my son who needs care and support to live their personal and social life according to their wishes and interests.

My son is a 10-year-old boy who has complex additional needs. He is visually impaired, Epileptic and has a diagnosis of ADHD.

He is fully verbal, mobile and likes to be independent. He has a great imagination and commonly described as a delight to be around; full of fun and likes to be adventurous.

Although his needs are complex, he accesses a range of activities in the community with minimal support. His ADHD presents in that his attention span is limited unless participating in an activity he likes which the candidate would support.

He has no particularly challenging behaviours and loves the outdoors, music and being with others; adults and peers.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Companionship

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Honest, reliable and punctual
  • Non-judgemental and can build good relationships based on trust and respect
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Willingness to travel in the local area
  • Easy going with a good sense of humour
  • Able to work alone
  • Positive and creative with good communication skills
  • Uk driving licence and own vehicle preferred but not essential. Mileage will be paid if using own car.

Additional requirements

Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission


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