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Middlesbrough Direct Payment Employer Support Service

Personal Assistants/Support Workers Vacancies

Updated 11th December 2018

Would you like the opportunity to work for and assist a disabled person on a one to one basis to have choice and control in their life and live independently within their own home and in the community?

Do you enjoy the company of people, are able to work flexibly, reliable, have good communication skills and willing to learn how to meet the individual needs of the person you are assisting?

If the answer is YES to both of these questions then you may be interested to find out more about the various posts available to work in the Middlesbrough area employed by a disabled person or carer using a Direct Payment.

Duties may include assisting with personal care, accessing community facilities, shopping and domestic tasks. Having access to transport is desirable but not essential. Previous experience is not essential.

A version of this information in Word format is available by clicking this link: Middlesbrough Direct Payments Vacancies(Word). For a PDF version please click this link: Middlesbrough Direct Payment Vacancies(PDF).

The following vacancies are advertised directly by the disabled person who receives support from the Middlesbrough Direct Payment Employer Support Service. It is important to note that it is not Darlington Association on Disability that is the employer.

Personal (Care) Assistant Ref: 2198

Description: A female Personal Assistant as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 is required. A lady in the Middlesbrough area is looking to recruit a female support worker regardless of qualifications, but experience would be desirable. The employer will care more about the successful person sharing and demonstrating the values that she cares so passionately about and these are:

• Seeing the possibilities to make positive difference.
• Valuing and celebrating individuality and diversity.
• Supporting rights, needs, choices and dreams.
• Being responsible, sustainable and innovative in your work.

Duties: The duties of the successful person will be supporting the lady keep her home clean and tidy and Companion support within the community.

Hours: 2 hours per day. Further hours will be available to cover for holidays, sickness etc.

Rate: £7.83 Per Hour

How to apply: We do not accept CV's. For further information please contact DAD Employer Support Service on 01642 049920 and quote 2198 or apply by filling in the online application form, save it and email it to employersupport@darlingtondisability.org

Personal (Care) Assistant Ref 1959

Description: Domicilliary care Personal Assistant wanted, with experience of providing assistance in the clients own home. Driving license and vehicle are essential to the role, as the Personal Assistant will also be required to assist with accessing the community, attending appointments and shopping.

The Applicant must have: good planning, organisational, and motivational skills along with the ability to maintain an established routine as well as being able to establish and develop new ones. Possessing the confidence to identify any changes in the client's needs, both personally and within the home, the applicant will also be required to provide general domestic assistance.

Good punctuality is essential! Accompanied with a reliable, professional and patient attitude. They should also display the motivation to develop trust and understanding within the role.

Applications are welcomed from experienced carers. Experience of working with Stroke, Dementia, Brain Injury or Autism would be an advantage.

Duties: Assistance with a wide range of general domestic duties. Assistance within the community by being a car driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes. Assistance using the Internet. Assisting with planning, organisation and problem solving.

Hours: Negotiable - Permanent Contracts available.

Rate: £7.83 per hour.

Must: Work three month probationary period. Be a Car Driver with own vehicle to use for work purposes.

How to apply: We do not accept CV's. For further information please contact DAD Employer Support Service on 01642 049920 and quote 1959 or apply by filling in the online application form, save it and email it to employersupport@darlingtondisability.org

Personal (Care) Assistant Ref: 2496

Description: A lady in the Middlesbrough area is looking for a personal assistant to support her 13-year-old son in his day to day living tasks. The employer is looking for a person that possesses a warm, cheerful disposition and will be able to demonstrate empathy, patience and understanding.

Do you share these values? Are these values important to you? 

Qualifications for this job role are not important, but the underpinning of the above values and behaviours are essential. The job role will involve motivating and supporting out of bed in the morning, washing, dressing, and preparing breakfast, in readiness for transport to school.

On returning from school the successful candidate will be expected to prepare tea. 
Hoisting on a day to day basis will be expected of the successful candidate. Experience of this would be beneficial, but training will be provided. Because the person will be supporting a child, an enhanced DBS will be required.

Hours: 9 hours per week

Rate: £7.83 per hour

Must: Patient, cheerful, understanding, empathetic, punctual and be able to develop a trusting professional relationship with the employer and the child. Enhanced DBS check must be undertaken

How to apply: We do not accept CV's. For further information please contact DAD Employer Support Service on 01642 049920 and quote 2496 or apply by filling in the online application form, save it and email it to employersupport@darlingtondisability.org

Important information for applicants:

Applicants must be: Able to work flexibly, good communicator, able to respect dignity and willing to learn from the employer.

All applicants will have to provide references and undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

If you would like to apply for any of the above vacancies please download a copy of the Direct Payments Application Form. Please quote the job reference on the application form and return to us at DAD Employer Support, 001 Cleveland Business Centre, Oak Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RQ. Or alternatively you can contact us on 01642 049920 or email employersupport@darlingtondisability.org quoting the job reference number and we will send a copy of the application form to you. You must complete a separate application form for every vacancy you apply for.

A Direct Payment is made from the local authority to individuals to have control and choice over their own support. Many people who use a Direct Payment choose to employ a personal assistant or a support worker.

Successful applicants will be employed directly by the disabled person who receives support from the Support Service to do this. It is important to understand that it is not Darlington Association on Disability that is the employer.

All posts include the statutory requirement of 5.6 weeks paid holiday and other usual employment rights.

It may be helpful to understand that there is a difference between that of a Care Assistant and a Personal Assistant. Although differing posts have varying requirements the general role of a personal assistant is the same. A personal assistant's role is to help your employer to live the way they choose. This means that a personal assistant should listen to their employer to understand and respond positively to any reasonable request for assistance. It enables disabled people to lead an individual, independent life equal to that of non-disabled people.

What happens next:

1. After completing your application form and returning it to Employer Support, your application will be sent to employers which you have requested and if indicated other employers which are appropriate.

2. If short-listed you will be asked for an interview, which will give the employer the opportunity to decide whether they wish to employ you. This is also the applicant's opportunity to find out information to decide whether you feel the position is appropriate for you.