Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR7809

Location: Lancing


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

4 hours per week. 4.00pm-6.00pm Monday and Friday

Hourly pay rate:


I am looking for a PA to work with my 11 year old son who requires support with developing independence around social activities in and outside of the home.

He enjoys going swimming, playing with lego and going for walks.

You may also be required to take him to clubs and other social activities and accompany the family on occasional summer outings

He has Autism and can sometimes get upset/angry when he is frustrated so support with managing his emotions will be required.

He must be kept safe and supervised at all times.

You must be friendly, patient and calm and experienced in working with children with Autism

Driver with own car needed.  Reasonable mileage will be reimbursed when taking the child out.

You should be able to swim and able to prompt him with personal care tasks e.g. getting changed for swimming.

Must be comfortable with cats.

You will report to me, the child’s mother as your employer.

Duties include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing

  • Driving him to activities in your car
  • Support with developing independence from his family, managing emotions, calming down.

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
  • 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

  • Experienced in working with children with Autism
  • Patient and understanding
  • Able to support with managing emotions, calming down
  • Friendly and cheerful
  • A driver with own car
  • Honest and trustworthy
  •  Willing to refrain from smoking/vaping during work 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