Job Title: BSL Qualified Personal Assistant
Location: Horsham
Hourly rate: £17 per hour
Reference: DP1272
Hours/shifts: Flexible weekly and weekend hours available. Minimum 5 hours per week
Apply and the hours can be mutually agreed.


• I am a profoundly deaf young man who is dependent on British Sign Language as a way of communicating.
• I also have Aspergers which can make life very challenging for me and people around me.
• I am looking for a reliable and confident PA who is qualified in British Sign Language to help me improve my English and Maths at home. It would be helpful if you were skilled in these areas to help me.
• I especially require support with learning how to write and send a text message and with preparing for my driving theory test.
• I also require support with any other task that will help me to retain my independence for example assisting me shopping so I can be as independent as possible.
• You will also work alongside my other PA on occasions.
There is an opportunity to explore remote working via Zoom/the internet.

Other Requirements 

• BSL essential.
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other :
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Typical duties:
Supporting me to improve my English and Maths
Supporting me to learn how to write and send text messages
Supporting me to pass my driving theory test

Assisting with shopping

Any other reasonable task.

• Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
Qualified in British Sign Language
Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
Reliable with good time-keeping
Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
Honest and cheerful
Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.

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