Carer/ Personal Assistant

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Salary Description
Contract Type
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About the Employer

Employer is a fun and bright 11 year old boy who has cerebral palsy, autism and ADHD, and is thriving at school with lots of additional support. 

He goes to a local mainstream primary school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and a specialist school on Thursdays and Fridays. 

He walks with assistance, or a walker, and likes animals, talking and reading about animals, going to the park to chat with dog owners, and he likes lots of hugs. 

He finds change hard so the family benefit from an enthusiastic and organised carer's help each morning for an hour before school (times vary). Often this involves playing ball and stretching games to wake up his sleepy muscles. Some personal care may be needed. 

He also enjoys playing ball games, cooking, watching tv and painting. We also have a dog.

Main Duties

  • Encouraging fun and active indoor and outdoor activities
  • Keeping company (reading books)  
  • Support with therapies (through play)
  • Simple meal preparation (and clearing up afterwards)
  • Assisting with dressing and undressing;
  • Some support with personal care;
  • Some support around the house (hoovering, laundry, when time allows)

Ideal PA

  • Good communicator
  • Good sense of  humour
  • Punctual
  • Sociable
  • Patient
  • Experience, interest or good understanding of conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, ADHD and Autism
  • Able to work independently 
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to show initiative
  • Confident around dogs.
  • Full UK license
  • Own vehicle
  • Interest in music


  • Sense of fun and enjoyment of children
  • Safety awareness
  • Reliable
  • Available mornings and early evenings in term time
  • Enhanced DBS Check
  • 2 References from previous workplace or current workplace
  • Flexible approach
  • Interest in disability and neuro-divergence and willing to learn
  • Available mornings and early evenings in term time
  • Ideally available long term - but at least one academic year

Working Hours

  • By arrangement. 
  • Individually or as part of a small team we need help for one hour each morning Monday to Friday, and for 2 hours most evenings. Times vary. 
  • Weekend and evening availability.
  • We would like to be flexible where possible 


  • Salary is at least National Living wage, and dependent on skills and experience. 
  • Training can be provided


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