Personal Assistants/Support Workers Vacancies

If you would rather apply to our PA register to log your interest and availability to work for employers in the Darlington, Middlesbrough and/or Redcar and Cleveland area follow this link

Joining the PA register is a quick and simple way of being considered for any of our vacancies, sometimes even before they have been formally advertised. One application is all you need in the first instance and if invited for interview(s) we will provide you with a more in depth application form. 

Click here for more information about what is a Personal Assistant and our PA register


The following vacancies are advertised directly by the disabled person (or person on their behalf) who receives support from our Direct Payment Support Services. Darlington Association on Disability (D.A.D.) is not the employer.

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Female Personal Assistant Job reference 3428

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: Off Geneva Road

Description: Female Personal Assistant required to support a lady on a weekend in accordance with Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Duties: Mainly to support the lady with her personal care and tidying round afterwards. The role can include supporting her when going out (shopping etc.) and more general housework tasks. The role may include some manual handling support.

Rate: National minimum wage

Hours: 4 hours over Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 1pm.

Successful applicants will be subject to DBS and reference checks.

Applicants be aware there is a dog in the household.

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job reference 3428

Personal (Support/Care) Assistant Ref 334

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Job Type: Personal (Support/Care) Assistant Ref 334

This post is advertised on behalf of an employer using our service. Darlington Association Disability is not the employer.

Area: Darlington

Description:  Looking for someone to help take care of the needs of a 14-year-old boy, Mon to Friday on a morning and tea- time

Duties: To support with personal care needs, some hoisting will be required and to help mum with some duties required around the house 

Rate: £8.91

Hours per week: 7

The post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references.

Apply online for Personal (Support/Care) Assistant Ref 334

Personal Assistant - Job Reference 1758

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Personal Assistant/Domestic support worker

Female only. 

Job Description:  A mum having long term physical disability with constant pain; seeking an honest, punctual, dedicated, compassionate, experienced, Professional, reliable, thorough, and discreet personal assistant who can carry out housekeeping duties and thorough cleaning.

Hours: 4 to 6 hours per week.

Days: Monday, Thursday, Friday. 

Wage: £8.91 per hour.(Mileage will be paid  if required). 

Essential Duties: 

 *Food preparation, e.g.; porridge, poached eggs, Washing and cutting of fresh fruits and vegetables. Confident and versatile home cook with the ability to make salad and cook when needed.

*Thorough General Household cleaning, Dusting, vacuuming, moping. Dish washing and rinsing.

*Laundry (hanging washing, folding) and ironing when needed. 

*Assistance in weekly food shopping if they have own car with clean driving licence. 

Personal Development:

• Willingness to undertake any training relevant to the post, e.g. First Aid, Food Hygiene, health and safety, Infection control, work ethics etc.

Experience relevant to the post:

* Experience of undertaking domestic household tasks and cleaning thoroughly. 

*Confident car driver with clean driving licence.

• Non-smoker.

A personal assistant's role is to help her 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.

The successful applicant will be subject to references and disclosure and barring checks.

Apply online for Personal Assistant - Job Reference 1758

Personal Assistant Job reference 2036

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: To support a lady in her own home with general day to day activities 

Duties: Includes social support, some domestic support to help keep her home clean, cooking meals with the person and support to go to appointments.

Hours: 12 hour on a Wednesday 9am to 9pm plus absence cover for other staff member Monday 9am -5pm, Fri 9am -5pm,Sun 11am-7pm

Rate of Pay: National minimum wage 

Essential: Reliable, trustworthy, good communicator, can show initiative, be supportive and can prompt person.



Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 2036

Personal Assistant Job Reference 2966

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: Darlington

Description: Personal assistant required to support a 8 year old girl. She has a loving nature, doesn’t speak, sometimes throws things and needs a lot of attention

Duties:  To support the child in her own home and community with personal care, PEG feeding and social outings. Manual handling including hoisting will be required.  

Rate: National minimum wage

Hours per week: 16 hours - 4 hours over the weekend and the others during the week.

Essential Criteria: Applicant must have a caring personality and be flexible.

Desirable Criteria: Car driver but not essential. Relevant experience would be good, but is not essential as training can be given.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 2966

Personal Assistant Job reference 313

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: A lady living in her own home requires a personal assistant.

Duties: Mostly the tasks will be around housework, laundry and supporting the employer’s application of body creams. Also, there will be some food preparation at times.

Rate: National minimum wage 

Hours: 2 hours per week with potential for more hours in the future including holiday/sick cover. Ideally this would be worked 1 hour on two separate mornings Monday to Friday but could be negotiated with the employer.

Desirable: Someone with holistic therapies experience i.e. massage.  

Other: The employer has two small friendly dogs.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 313

Personal Assistant Job reference 3320 (Revised Advert 04.05.2021)

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: DARLINGTON DL1 (Town Centre Area)

Description: To support a woman with her physical needs while promoting positive good mental health. Assistance with medication and personal care. A moving and handling plan is in place which full training by a qualified therapist will be given plus there will be on the job support.  To access community activities as and when appropriate. Employer has their own wheelchair adapted car which applicant would need to drive.

Hours: 20 hours per week - 8 hours to be worked over two weekday mornings per week plus Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am -1pm.

Wage: Meets national minimum wage.

Duties will include: During the week the main duty is to work alongside another staff member to support the lady to complete her rehabilitation exercises. At a weekend it will be domestic work, food preparation, medication assistance, personal care, manual handling and social support. Assistance with any medical appointments and accessing community activities may occur.  

Applicants must be: reliable, able to maintain confidentiality, trustworthy, punctual, car driver but a car is provided. Trustworthy and compassionate, some experience of mental health may be an advantage.

Paid holiday leave and pension available.

All successful applicants will undergo references and an enhanced DBS, which is paid for by employer. 

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 3320 (Revised Advert 04.05.2021)

Personal Assistant Job Reference 341

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Personal Assistant to support a gentleman in his own home.

Duties:  Washing and dressing the man to get ready for the day. Some manual handling support will be required.

Rate: National minimum wage

Hours: 3 hours per week to be worked Saturdays 10am to 11.30am and Sundays 10.30am to 12pm. Holiday/absence cover may be available of up to 19 hours per week as needed.

Desirable Criteria: Full clean driving license is preferred but not essential if covering holidays. This would be to drive the employer’s vehicle to attend appointments.

Applicants be aware there is a dog and cat in the household.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 341

Personal Assistant Job Reference 357

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Support required for a happy, fun and energetic young female with ASD and additional needs in the Darlington area.

Duties: Support to maintain structure, supporting the development of independent living skills and to assist with social activities inside and outside of the home. Interests include singing nursery rhymes, walks, play parks, soft play and day trips out to places of interest.

Hours: 3 hours per week, over the weekend to be discussed at interview, timings are flexible. Hours may increase during school holidays. Some sleepovers may be required in the future but this is flexible.

Rate: National Minimum Wage + expenses.

Essential Criteria:   Applicant must be reliable, energetic, friendly and supportive. Being comfortable with dogs essential.

Desirable Criteria: Experience with ASD and supporting communication preferred, but not essential. Access to own transport would be highly desirable.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 357

Personal Assistant Job reference 510

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: To support a lady with physical needs

Duties: Support needed with activities of daily living including, personal care, food preparation, personal care, accessing activities, maintaining safety. The person also uses a hoist.

Hours: 30 hours a week, 8.30am - 6.30pm.

Rate of Pay: National Minimum wage

Essential: full clean driving licence as lady has own mobility car which the worker will be required to drive.

Preferred: previous experience is a plus but not essential as full training will be given.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 510

Personal Assistant Job reference 559

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Job Type: Personal Assistant

Area: Darlington

Description: Personal assistant (PA) required to support a gentleman in his own home.

Duties:  Preparing food, support with getting hair done, shopping and supporting the man in and out of the standing frame. There would also be light house work. 

Rate:  National Minimum Wage

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 559

Personal Assistant Job Reference 571

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: 1 or possibly 2 female PAs required to support an 11 year old girl.  'Permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010'

Hours per week: There are 22 hours available per week but if preferred applicants can apply for either the just evening shifts or just the overnight shift or both.

Shift pattern: Two evening shifts 3:30pm to 8:30pm  and one overnight stay 8:30pm to 08:30am

Some additional hours during school holidays may be required/available, flexibility is required.

Wage Rate: National Minimum Wage to £9.00 per hour, depending on experience.

Duties included: Personal care, assistance with medication and feeds, play, exercise and also walks.

Essential Criteria:  Applicants must be kind, patient, trustworthy and reliable. Some experience with people who have complex needs is essential e.g. peg feeds, epilepsy.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Desirable: Some experience with disabled children would be preferred.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 571

If you prefer a paper application form email or call 01325 360524. Please quote the job reference number with all requests. Return paper applications to D.A.D. Unit 1P, Enterprise House, Valley Street North, Darlington, DL1 1GY. 


Is a PA the right job for me? 

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 to 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 applying for one of our vacancies or our PA register could be for you. 

Important information for applicants:

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

Applicants will generally have to provide references and undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Posts generally include the statutory requirement of 5.6 weeks paid holiday and other usual statutory employment rights.

What happens next:

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

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 more information to decide whether you feel the position is appropriate for you.


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