Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Worthing
Hourly rate: £9.50 minimum, more according to experience.
Reference: DP1599
Hours/shifts: Permanent Position of 20.5 hours per week, plus travel time (mileage paid) (including 2 Sunday mornings a month)

Shift days and times can be agreed at interview.


I am looking for a personal assistant to support an intelligent, fun-loving, and creative young lady who has limited speech with Autism who communicates using an i-Pad and facilitated writing.

The role is to support her in her daily routine at her day centre and in other places and aspects of her daily life. Her new PA will be young at heart, have some knowledge / experience of Autism and speech difficulties, and have an energetic, caring outlook.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who can commit to supporting one-to-one a 19-year-old woman. Full training will be given.

Other Requirements

• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence, with business insurance.
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other :
• Caring nature with ability to “think on your feet” to deal with the unexpected
• Prepared to work outdoors for extended periods of time.
• Interest in enabling Communication and Life Skills
• Ability to use i-Pad or similar technology
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Typical duties

• Take her to and from her day centre and support whilst there.
• Support to use i-Pad when required.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• 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
• Creative
• Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
• 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