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Personal Assistant DP6177

Job details
Posting date: 04 June 2024
Salary: £14 to £14 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 04 July 2024
Location: Lancing, West Sussex
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Independent Lives
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: DP6177


Vacancy Title: Personal Assistant

Reference Number: DP6177

Location: Lancing

Hours per week: Alternate Saturdays or Sundays 4+ hours. Extra hours may be available as and when needed and during school holidays. Flexibility required.

Hourly pay rate: £14.00 minimum, depending on experience

Mileage rate: 45p per mile


I am looking for care for a: male

The candidate should be: any gender

Driving licence required: yes

Access to own vehicle required: yes

Overnight care required: no

Job Description


I am looking for a PA to support my 16 year old son. He is a very happy young man who is into fashion and design, is very creative and has a big personality. He has a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD & sensory processing disorder. He also has a diagnosis of Scheuermann’s disease which affects his spine. Though he can express his wants and needs verbally, he does require gentle support & guidance with all forms of communication, particularly socially.

Your role as a PA will involve assisting him with daily activities, plus supporting him to develop his life skills, independence and confidence with activities such as going to the shops, money management, cooking, maintaining a safe and habitable home, and accessing the community.

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

Other Personal Qualities:

Experienced in working with children with Autism, Aspergers & ADHD
Firm, self-motivated and patient
Able to provide a structured routine
Able to de-escalate situations verbally & swiftly
Driver with own car preferred

Employee Duties:

Medication prompting/administering
Other relevant duties as required

Additional duties:

Support my son to talk about & understand his emotions (informing me of any concerns)
Supporting with physiotherapy exercises / O.T. recommendations as needed
Supervising at all times and keeping him focused on tasks
Support to develop social and independent living skills, whilst gaining confidence in himself and through new experiences.
Driving him or accompanying him on public transport / walking with as needed, when accessing the community.
Support with planning ahead for activities, including timing, transport, budgeting & paying for.

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.

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