Support Assistant

Ref: MP3002

Location: Billingshurst


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

10 hours per week. Hours to be worked on Tuesday, Friday and one day over the weekend. Exact times to be agreed with employer.

Hourly pay rate:


I’m a 20 yr. old man with Autism & Learning needs living with my parents, my two sisters and our dogs in a remote area near Billingshurst.

I am looking for a PA to assist me to access my local community, attend exercise and activities I enjoy and to promote my independence.

I am a very sociable and easy-going person and love cinema, swimming, shopping and Sonic the Hedgehog.

I also like helping people so would love it if you could help me to find somewhere I could volunteer for a few hours each week.

I get anxious in large crowds and queues, and I don’t like unpredictable sounds, they make me nervous.

On Mon, Wed & Thurs I attend Brinsbury College to study Animal Care.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

  • Accompany me to access my local community using your own vehicle
  • Encourage me to improve my social skills and improve my independence
  • Assist me to attend exercise-based activities I enjoy such as swimming and walking, also to accompany me to the cinema and shopping
  • Encourage me to keep in contact with my friends and to feel more comfortable using my mobile
  • Walk my dogs with me in the fields around my house
  • Help to improve social and community related skills

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • 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

  • Reliable and clear headed
  • Organised, creative & resourceful

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