Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Horsham
Hourly rate: £10 per hour plus 45p per mile 
Reference: DP6447
Hours/shifts: One day per week (to be mutually agreed) and possibly more hours in school holidays

- I am looking for a Personal Assistant for my 10 year old son who has ADHD, Social Communication Difficulties and Learning Difficulties.
- My son likes swimming, going to the park in the playground and seeing animals.
- He also enjoys going shopping for his Skylanders game and walks in the woods.
- He would like to try new things too.
- Experience of working in a similar support role an advantage.
- Full training will be provided.

Other Requirements  
• 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
Personal care-prompting to get dressed after swimming/football.

• Accompanying and assisting my son on shopping trips when required
• Accompanying him on Social and Leisure activities
• Activities could include athletics, trampolining, soft play or swimming depending on what my son wants to do that day
• We would like him to be encouraged to try new things

 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.