Hours: 6 hours on a weekend during term time, with additional weekday hours during school holidays

Rate of Pay: £14.00 per hour (gross)

Area: Houghton Le Spring/Sunderland


A brief description of the individual requiring support:

I have two children, a son age 9 and a daughter age 6. Both have some developmental trauma and attachment issues which cause emotional and behavioural difficulties. My son is also autistic and has ADHD. My son is at a specialist school and needs support to manage his emotions and social situations. He enjoys using technology to play games (e.g. Roblox) and playing with things such as Lego, playdoh or cut out characters.  He often needs some encouragement and support to go out but does enjoy himself once out.  My youngest is a very sociable, friendly little girl who loves spending time outside and playing with her baby dolls.


Brief details of the job:

The main purpose of this job is to work alongside me caring for and supporting my children.  This job will be primarily to look after my son, but you may also need to supervise and support my daughter whilst I do activities with my son.

Hours will vary between term time and school holidays.


Term time hours

Weekend – 6 hours; Day and times can be negotiable but may need to be slightly flexible to fit with variable children’s activities

During school holidays (school holiday days/hours will be agreed by all parties with as much notice as possible)

Weekdays – 1 or 2 full days per week: 08.00 – 17.30 most likely Wednesday, Thursday or Friday

Weekend – 6 hours as per term time hours

School holiday duties on weekdays will be to care for, support and entertain my son whilst I am at work

Some flexibility is required as start and end times may need to change slightly once routine and scheduled activities are organised.

A car driver with own car is required to be able to take children out to activities.


For more information, please see the Job Description


This vacancy will close as soon as a suitable candidate is appointed.

At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.