Date Advert Requested: 13/10/2021

Location of Role: Pluckley, Ashford

Description/Details of the Role: Personal Assistant
My child is 9 years of age and has a diagnosis of ASD. My son Callum enjoys looking at reptiles, going to the garden centre and seeing animals. Callum would like to be able to go swimming, Flip Out and spending time outside.
To provide support and assistance to enable him to achieve his full potential. Callum would need support with toileting (however it is unlikely he would go). He does need assistance dressing i.e. putting his shoes and socks on. He does require insoles in his shoes due to him being flat footed, he would need support putting these into shoes.
Offer respite care to my son in our home and in the community. While my son is in your care during the day, you would be asked to assist him to attend activities he likes such as those listed above. While my son is with you, you will also be responsible for ensuring he eats his snacks and lunch at certain times, reminding him to go to the toilet, keeping him safe and communicating with any concerns. I would like someone who has experience of working with children and young people with ASD and anxiety. You must be able to drive and have your own vehicle.
Hours of work per week would be 4 hours per week term time and 12 hours per week non term time. Days will be flexible around the applicants.

Key skills required:
Good verbal and written English, good communication skills, patience, honesty, first aid trained, knowledge around ASD and Anxiety, the experience of working with children with SEN needs. Positive handling trained and de-escalation skills. We want someone who is friendly, good sense of humour, and understanding. Consistency and being fair are also essential. A completed DBS will be required.

Rate of pay: up to £10 per hour

Contract length and hours:
Subject to Direct Payments funding being in place and up to a maximum of 12 hours per week

Contact Details :
If you are interested in applying please contact Beckie Green – green_family2011@btinternet.com

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Date Advert Requested: 13/10/2021

Location of Role: Tunbridge Wells

Description/Details of the Role:
2 PAs required to help support and spend time with my 19 year old daughter, who has autism and is non – verbal.
At first I would like the PAs to spend time with my daughter in the house getting to know her, and to then access the community.
Flexible days and hours.

Rate of Pay: £9.50 per hour

Contact Details: Paul Piper 07443037060

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Date Advert Requested: 08/10/21

Location: Swanscombe DA10

Description/Details of role:
Personal assistant to Ewan (11 years old)
I need a PA who, ideally, can commit to Sunday mornings between 1000 – 1400 to take Ewan out giving me the chance to take my younger son to his club. If you cannot commit to a weekly arrangement I would be happy to discuss any other suggestions, whether it be fortnightly or monthly, so long as I know I can rely on those hours. I would also need help during the school holidays which we would arrange nearer the time as this would fit around my shifts. You will need a clean driving licence and business insurance.
Social activities: Ewan is a fully mobile, very active little boy. One of his favourite activities is swimming. He also loves trampolining and being outdoors. He likes walks in the woods and going to the park.
Medical Care: Ewan has a diagnosis of ASD & OCD with severe language and communication delay. Ewan is non-verbal and uses PECS to assist with communication. He uses the toilet during the day but will need some additional assistance with putting pads on if you care for him later in the afternoon.

Rate of pay: £8.91 an hour. Activities, travel and food paid for.

Contact: Please message Kerrie, on 07717433980 with any questions at all

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Date Advert Requested: 08/10/21

Location: Maidstone

Description/Details of Role:

I am looking for a PA to help support our 10 year old son who ASD & LD. We live in the Maidstone area. Ideally the post holder holds a driving licence and has access to a car with business cover (Still feel free to contact us if this area cannot be met) The post is for up to 6 hours on a Saturday (flexible working can be considered, not all Saturdays maybe required) Extra hours maybe available during the school holidays.
My son enjoys swimming, horse riding, cubs, bike riding, gaming and being outdoors.
Help my son gain confidence in being out and about, gain life skills and have fun !

Rate of Pay: £9.50 an hour.

Contact Details: Please email for any further information – annedrewett1@aol.com

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Date Advert Reposted: 08/10/21

Location of role: West Kingsdown/Sevenoaks

Description of role:

We are looking for a caring person (or two) to join us as a PA for my daughter who is 4, turning 5 in January. She is starting school in September at Milestone. She is not independently mobile and non-verbal but full of fun and generally a happy child. She loves the outdoors especially bouncing on her trampoline, walking with her walker or in her wheelchair in the nearby woods, any water play, baking and being creative painting and drawings.

Key Skills required:

We are looking for someone who has experience of working with disabled children with complex needs. This would including some lifting and handling experience preferably.
Able to drive with own car. DBS required.
Help with basic cooking maybe required. Food play and introduction techniques as fussy eater.
Useful but not critical – experience with basic BSL
We are looking for someone Mon-Friday to cover 2 hours after school (10 hours a week). Our daughter will be returned home from school via transport, however, we would like the two hours after she gets home from school covered.
With one or two regular weekend babysitting slots (flexible)
Additional work in the school holidays too (flexible on hours/days for this too)

Rate of pay: £10 per hour

Contact details: Emma White –  email emmafinlay2000@yahoo.com

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Date Advert Reposted: 08/10/21

Location: New Romney

Description/Details of Role:

I’m looking for a PA to either Lewis or Harry age 12 twins with ASD, Harry also has ADHD. I have them every other weekend so looking for someone to assist me in taking the boys out either together or on your own with one of them once we are all happy and you know the boys.
I’m based in New Romney and willing to travel to meet for days out.
At the start I’m looking for help once a month with a view to increase hours if required.
All expenses are covered for days out ie spending money for children via myself.
If anyone is interested in this position I will go through all the details of the boys with you.

Rate of Pay: £8.91 per hour

Contact details: 07583 399954 or email Danjordan128@gmail.com

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Date Advert Requested: 28/09/21

Location of Role: Tonbridge

Description / Details of the Role: Personal assistant to Madeline (18 years).

Maddie and I are looking for a PA who would enjoy spending a few hours with Maddie either at our home or out and about doing activities. Someone preferably local to do an activity with Maddie after school (once a week), during the school holidays and an occasional Saturday or Sunday for some respite time for myself and Maddie’s dad. I work part time so need someone who is happy to come to our house whilst I go to work (only in the school holidays this is normally once/twice a week for approx 5 hours). We are very flexible and an easy going family and in return being reliable is key.
We are looking for someone who is fun, enthusiastic and caring and who would enjoy spending a few hours with Maddie, supporting and engaging with her. Maddie is not independent enough to be left at home alone and needs help and support around the home.

Social activities: Maddie really enjoys a range of activities including bowling and swimming. She enjoys going to our local shops in Tonbridge and going to a café and a walk at Haysden country park. Maddie has membership for the Himalayan Riverhill Gardens and enjoys walking around the gardens and Ottos café. Maddie also loves a trip to the seaside and fish and chips, she’s also quite partial to shopping at Bluewater, a McDonald’s and really enjoys baking at home. Maddie has a great sense of humour and loves music. Maddie has good behaviour and on the whole is a calm and happy person.

Personal care: Maddie is quite independent now and is able to dress/undress ie for swimming. She does require help for laces, buttons and zips and enjoys having someone do her hair. Maddie sometimes requires help with personal hygiene but will often ask if she does need help.

Medical notes: Down’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease and gluten free diet.

You will need: Clean driving license.
Be able to collect and drop Maddie home.
Maddie has a Blue Badge for the car, which is available for the PA’s use and a radar key for disabled toilet facilities.
DBS check required

Rate of Pay:
£9.50 per hour
Holiday pay
Petrol paid
Cost of activities, food/drink paid for.

Contact Details: Happy to chat if you have any questions. Nicki 07984 145410 or nicolarobbins@yahoo.com

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Date Advert Requested: 29/09/21

Location of Role: Maidstone Area ME15

Description / Details of the Role:

We are looking for a PA to help look after and support our little boy. We currently receive 4 hours direct payment support in term time and 8 hours direct payment support in the holidays, we would like to use the support every Saturday 10-2 and the extra support that we receive during the holiday will need to be discussed.
My Son is 6 year old and has a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Global development delay, ADHD, bilateral hearing loss, non-verbal and wears nappies throughout the day and night. My Son is able to walk short distances while holding onto adults hands, however we normally take the buggy everywhere, as my Son can get tired easily. We are looking for someone to take my son on various activities i.e. the park, play centres ( soft play) potentially swimming whilst having fun, feeding and also supporting his development with suitable activities. It would be beneficial if you had SEN experience and pet card knowledge.
As you will be taking my son out, you will need a valid driving licence with access to your own transport, a valid MOT and business car insurance. You will also need a valid enhanced Child work force DBS, however this can be arranged.

Rate of Pay: £10 per hour

Contact Details: If you would like further information on this role please contact Gemma 07495636311

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Date Advert Reposted : 27/09/21

Location of Role: Gravesend, DA13

Description / Details of the Role:  2 PA positions available:

Temporary position during the summer holidays

To provide support and assistance to my daughter, to enable her to achieve maximum personal benefit from her everyday life.

Attend to all personal cares, including toileting and changing pads.

Help with feeding and drinking.

Administer emergency medication if required.

To sing songs and nursery rhymes.

To pick up and drop off from home – ideal applicant should be able to drive.

To assist taking my daughter to the park, swimming, days out to the Zoo, shopping, to take out for lunch/dinner and to assist the family on days out if required.

Rate of Pay: £11.00 per hour

Contact Details: Gina 07711825351 or email r_burke2@sky.com

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Date Advert Reposted: 23/09/21

Location of Role: Ashford

Description / Details of the Role:

I am looking for a PA for 8 hours per week to support our 13 year old Son who has Autism Spectrum Disorder and global developmental delay. He needs support with anxiety and challenging behaviours. The 8 hours can be worked in a flexible way as suitable for all parties.
General tasks would include, but not be limited to:
Help with School work, life skills, support to access social opportunities in the community including swimming, bowling, shopping, cinema, sports, trips to the park.

Key Skills Required:

The suitable person would need to have lots of patience and a caring attitude and experience of working with disabled children is essential. DBS clearance is required for this role but this can be arranged.

Rate of Pay: £8.91 – 9.50 per hour.

Contact Details: Please contact me if you are interested or have any questions by email bussy_ade@yahoo.com

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Date Advert Reposted: 23/09/21

Location of Role: Swanley, BR8

Description / Details of the Role:

PA required to provide support and assistance to my son who is a happy 17 year old with Kabuki Syndrome. Non-verbal, able to weight bear and walk around indoors but requires wheelchair when out and about. Help required to take him out to the park, cinema, swimming, zoo during the school holidays etc. Loves playing with anything that makes music. Attend to all personal cares, including toileting (mainly dry during day if put on the toilet), may occasionally require changing pads.
Help with feeding and drinking. He is gastrostomy fed for liquids (training can be given if not trained) and can eat pureed/mashed up food (loves bananas!). Administer medication if required.

Hours can be arranged to suit:
Temporary position during the summer holidays (ideally 1-2 days per week).
1-2 days after school during term time (start time 3.30pm – end time flexible to suit)
Occasional days at weekends
Occasional evenings

Key Skills Required:
Applicant needs to be honest, reliable, easy going, adaptable, with a good sense of humour and a positive attitude.
Clean driving licence required, access to mobility car available.

Rate of Pay: £15 per hour, plus holiday pay accrued pro rata

Contact Details: Carol 07801735092 or email carol.austin01@gmail.com

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Date Advert Requested: 23/09/2021

Location of Role: Margate

Description of Role:
Personal assistant required for 12 Year old boy with FASD / ASD / ADHD
Our son J likes to spend time on the computer, playing electronic games and exploring other tech. He has some behavioural needs which makes engaging with activities and family outings challenging without support. We have a direct payments package for up to 6 hours per week, term time and ten hours per week during school holidays with some flexibility involved.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced person who can be a dynamic influence in our son’s life. Someone who can encourage him to try new things and support him to reach his full potential. We are happy to employ more than one candidate to share the hours.
Requirements of Role:
To build a positive relationship with J.
To be a positive role model.
To support J on family days out.
To encourage J engage in community based activities.
To encourage J to engage with enriching activities that develop his interests.
To support J in the home when he doesn’t want to join family on days out.
To help J build confidence, self-esteem, positive image and self-worth.
To understand social etiquette and boundaries to prepare him for adulthood.
To develop speech and language skills / communication skills and provide a script for J to use in real life situations.
To guide and support J’s understanding of right and wrong so he can function safely in society.
To support J’s risk awareness and his ability to make good choices.

Applicants will be invited to meet with the family and successful candidate(s) will be subject to full DBS check.

Rate of Pay: £10.50 per hour.

Contact Details:
If you are interested please email an introductory letter and CV outlining relevant experience to claire@johnreid.it
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call John on 07875464612 for further information.

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Date Advert Reposted: 23/09/2021

Location of Role: Bearsted, Maidstone (Near J8 of M20).

Description / Details of the Role:

We are looking for a part-time PA for our 11-year-old daughter. She is a calm and happy person, who can walk on her own but is non-verbal, with very limited communication skills. She loves going to parks, meeting new friends, exploring and listening to nursery rhymes.

We are looking for someone mostly for school holidays but a few hours at the weekend are also possible if required.

Rate of Pay: £9.00 per hour

Contact Details: Izabella – 07769111815

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Date Advert Reposted: 23/09/2021

Margate area

I am looking for a one to one Personal Assistant for my 14 years old daughter Emily, in the school holidays and occasional weekend days.
You will be required to have Emily 3 to 4 days per week during the school holidays . Start times vary between 8-9am start and finish between 4-5pm. During the time you spend with Emily you will be asked to do different activities e.g go to the cinema, go shopping , take Emily to see her friends. This is to support Emily to become more independent and help her socialise with her friends. Emily is required to take a suction machine with her at all times, Emily is peg feed, training can be given for suctioning and feed machine. You would ideally have first aid training but this can be arranged. Emily is a chatty, lively young girl who loves to socialise with others. Emily has a condition called Worster drought syndrome and she is unable to swallow. You will need a car for this post.
Please email me if you have any other questions or are interested in this post – lisarolfe28@aol.com

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Date Advert Requested: 23/09/21

Location of Role: Maidstone

Description / Details of the Role: I am looking for 2 PAs to assist my 4 year old son for 6 hours per week.

The successful candidates will be required to accompany myself and my son on outings to the park, on walks, swimming and trampoline park etc. Also spend time with him in our home playing computer games, playdoh, puzzles etc whilst I take a break. Some day trips may be required.

The candidates will not be expected to take him out on their own.

Full job description available.

Rate of Pay: £9.50 per hour – Casual Contract

Contact Details: Vicki Toon 07825990985

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Date Advert Requested: 23/09/21

Location of Role: Halstead, Sevenoaks.

Description/Details of the Role:

PA to provide support and assistance to my child, to enable them to achieve maximum personal benefit from their everyday life. We are looking for someone for 4 hours Term Time and 10 Hours in Non Term time. Hours can be negotiated.

About My Child:17 Year old young Lady, who is strong willed and full of character. Loves the social side of life – Community coffee shops, Fashion High Streets and Restaurants. She uses an IPad with the Pecs App for communication as she has severe Communication Difficulties. This can lead to challenging behaviour, but doesn’t take away from her sweet nature.

Main Tasks:
• Assist with taking to Social Activities
• 1-1 Support to Maximise her Everyday Life
• Encourage independence
• Support with Communication
This is not a list of everything that you may be asked to do.
Due to the sensitive nature of this role, we will be considering Female applicants only for this post in accordance with the provisional of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010) pursuant to schedule 9 part 1.
Due to our Location, someone who can drive would be preferable.
Training can be provided for the Pecs App, experience would be beneficial.

Rate of Pay: £9.50 per hour

Contact Details: Claire and Ron : 07852422835 or 01959 532281 or 07780698046

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Date Advert Reposted: 23/09/21

Location of Role: Gravesend

Details/Description of Role:
Personal Assistant required to support our 11 year old son with accessing social activities during term time/school holidays.
Our son requires some support with socialising, managing behaviour, controlling anxiety and communicating with others.
Our son likes to play football/ball games, swimming, bowling and the cinema.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check, the cost of which is covered by the Direct Payment scheme.

Key Skills Required:
Previous experience in dealing with children with ADHD, ASD and communication issues is desirable.
Applicants must be patient, helpful, caring, and able to work in a discreet and confident manner.

Rate of Pay: £9.50 per hour

Contact: Kirsty on 07833453143 / kirstylouisemalcher@hotmail.com

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Date Advert Reposted: 10/09/21

Maidstone Area

Position Available:        Personal Assistant

Outline of role:              To provide support and assistance to my child, to enable her to achieve maximum personal benefit from their everyday life.

About My Child:            My Child is visually impaired with an undiagnosed genetic condition that affects them sitting up, rolling over, walking, talking, drinking, and eating. With 1-1 support, my child is trying to reach their goals of sitting up independently, taking steps, and learning about the world. My child loves nursery rhymes, bouncing, and funny sounds.

Rate of Pay:                     £8.91

Main Tasks:

  • Help in and out of the bed
  • Help with dressing
  • Help with showering/bathing
  • Help using the toilet or changing pads
  • Help with getting from the bed to the chair
  • Cooking and preparing meals and/or drinks
  • Support with Feeding pureed food and experience in PEG feeding
  • Maintaining a clean surrounding after use or completing a task. This can include soiled laundry and household cleaning/Pushchair etc.
  • Assisting my Child to participate in various social activities, as per my instructions, this may include going to physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, going shopping, attending classes, meeting friends, trips to the park etc.
  • Play Therapy at Home, Sitting rolling, playing with toys

This is not a list of everything that you may be asked you to do.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role, we will be considering female applicants only for this  post in accordance with the provisional of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010) pursuant to schedule 9 part 1.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Nick McDonald and Jo Woollard On: 07958588580 / 07912143754

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