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 https://www.darlingtondisability.org/pa-register/

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 https://www.darlingtondisability.org/direct-payment/what-is-a-pa

Vacancies

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 266

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: A personal assistant required to support two children in the family home. 

Duties: The role is to support a mum with her teenager who has complex needs and her younger brother. Support will be for bathing, personal care and meal times.

Rate: £9.00 per hour 

Hours: 10 hours per week. It will be worked 2.5 hours each shift on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays approximately 4pm to 6.30pm

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job reference 266


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


Female Personal Assistant Job reference 4348

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: A PA required to support a teenager to get out and about, have fun, build her independence, confidence and communication skills and encourage her to try new things.

Duties: To support the young person in social activities outside and inside the home. Interests include shopping, coffee shops, crafts, computer games, walks, cinema, day trips. With the aim of assisting her to become more independent and self-sufficient in the community like developing her awareness of road safety skills, using transport and being able to solve problems. Also, a minimal level of personal care may be required.

Hours: 6 hours per week, over the weekends or evenings.  Likely to be 2 to 3 visits per week. The employer has some flexibility which can be discussed at interview.

Rate of Pay: £9.05 per hour

Essential Criteria: Well organised, reliable, supportive and encouraging.

Desirable Criteria: Experience with autism and sensory issues. Own transport.

The successful applicant may be subject to DBS and reference checks.

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job reference 4348


Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 456

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Opportunity to work for a disabled woman in her own home as part of a team. 

Duties: I need someone who can carry out all personal and domestic duties on a rota basis and for this reason is advertised in accordance with Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. 

Wages start at £10.50 per hour but will rise after a probationary period and then rise to £11.50 and then to £12.50 for the right candidate.

Hours: 16 a week. As the job is Darlington based candidates from further afield may find that calling several times a day an issue is they live at a geographical  distance.

Essential Criteria: A driver is essential as I like to get out and about to I need somebody who is trustworthy, reliable, able to follow instructions and sensitive to my needs.

Please contact jillyj12@gmail.com directly for more information

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 456


Female Personal Assistant Job reference 634

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Female carer/ personal assistant required in Middleton St. George to support a bubbly, intelligent, sociable 18 year old young lady who has physical disabilities. Female applicant only ‘Permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010'. We are looking for someone competent and confident in their caring abilities who is able to join our relaxed and friendly home environment. Someone with a kind, fun and easy going nature to join the rest of our amazing carers.

Duties: You will be required to carry out personal care/showering, hoisting, dressing and will be staying overnight in same bedroom to assist
turning and making her comfortable throughout the night, as needed.  Also, you will support her on days out using of our wheelchair accessible vehicle. This might include dog walks, cinema, lunch, bowling, shopping etc .

Rate: £9.25 to start with review after 4 weeks probationary period.

Hours: 1 to 2 sleepovers 7pm- 8am (9am) weekends per week. Plus 1- to 2 daytime shifts during college summer holidays - 9.30am - 4pm (hours can be negotiated)

Desirable Criteria: Animal lover preferable as we have 2 small dogs and 2 loving cats.

Essential Criteria: Experience in hoisting, manual handling and personal care. Full clean driving licence.

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job reference 634


Personal (support/care) Assistant - 3115

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Personal (support/care) Assistant - 3115

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

Area: Darlington

Personal Assistant to support a gentleman in the Darlington area.
Duties are to provide support with Hair washing, meal preparation and shopping, as well as domestic duties and Laundry and Maybe support to attend appointments.
 

Hours: Monday - Friday, time will be 3 hours 3 days and 4 hours 1 day.

Times of support can be flexible total hours are13 per week.

Rate: National minimum wage requirement for probationary period, then look at review and wage increase.

Essential: The PA must be caring reliable, trustworthy, and compassionate. Must like cats has gentleman has one and be aware that the gentleman smokes outside of his property.

Full training would be given.

Apply online for Personal (support/care) Assistant - 3115


Personal (support/care) Assistant - 355

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Personal (support/care) Assistant - 355

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

Area: Darlington

Description: Personal assistant required to support a young man, mainly in his family home, to attend to his physical needs. This role may give the worker the opportunity to support the young person at his hydrotherapy sessions which he thoroughly enjoys. The role may also, include supporting him to access other activities.

Duties: Personal care including showering and dressing. Manual handling of the person including hoisting and supporting him into the car. Assistance to complete his physio exercises which will include physically supporting him move. The worker will need to clean the bathroom and his bedroom also.

Hours: 14 hours per week
 

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday morning or afternoon schedule to be arranged employer is flexible

Apply online for Personal (support/care) Assistant - 355


Personal (Support/Care) Assistant Ref 513

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

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

Personal (Support/Care) Assistant - 513

Female carer/ personal assistant to support a lady in her day-to-day life.

Hours –16 hours per week Mon – Fri hours are flexible

We are looking for someone competent and confident and caring to support a lady with accessing the community attending appointments, go shopping attend social activities help with meal preparation and dog walking no personal care is involved.

Must be friendly with animals

Driving licence essential.

£9.00 per hour

Female applicant only ‘Permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010'

Apply online for Personal (Support/Care) Assistant Ref 513


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 447

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Personal Assistant & bank support staff required for a lady who loves a variety of crafts.   

Duties are to provide support with personal care, medication, meal preparation, as well as light domestic duties. 

Hours: Monday - Friday, except bank holidays for 12 hours per week 

 Rate: National minimum wage requirement for trial period only, if successful after trial period an increase to £10 per hour plus mileage plus any expenses. 

Essential: The P.A must be caring reliable, trustworthy and compassionate. DBS check is a must but will be paid for by the employer.

Preferable:  A driver preferred but not essential. No previous experience is necessary, full training would be given.

  This is a pet free home.

Apply online for Personal Assistant - Job Reference 447


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 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 3383

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Female Personal Assistant required to support a 10 year old girl to access the community. 'Permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010'      

Duties: To support her to access the community and encourage participation in activities. Maintain her safety and promote independence. Occasional support with personal care.

Hours: 2 hours per week on either Thursdays or Fridays after school or at a weekend. The hours can be flexible and can vary each week if required.

Wage Rate: Start on national minimum wage and be reviewed after 3 months probationary period.

Essential Criteria: Applicants need to be reliable, honest, trustworthy and able to show initiative. Also, will need to build a bond/good working relationship with the girl.

All successful applicants will undergo references and an enhanced DBS checks. 

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 3383


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 477

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

An opportunity has arisen to work as a Personal Assistant to support a man with cerebral palsy to access social opportunities in the community with some personal care. The Direct Payments User is a Cantonese speaker but is fluent in English.

Duties: As personal assistant you would support me to access social opportunities such as shopping and day trips out to places of interest. However, this may need adapting due to the current covid situation. Support would include helping to push my wheelchair and provide the companionship needed to get me out and about. Training in manual handling would be preferable, however full training can be arranged.

Hours: 8 hours per week which will be worked 2 weekdays each week and/or occasionally evenings or weekends. 

Rate: £8.91 per hour plus mileage.

Candidates must: Be creative, motivated, friendly and reliable. Some experience working with disabled adults preferred. Full clean driving licence with access to a vehicle that can be used to transport the person is required.

Successfully candidates will need to provide references and a suitable enhanced DBS check paid for by the employer.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 477


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


Personal Assistant Job reference 682 (Revised 27.7.21)

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Support required for a lady within her home and community.

Duties:  Meal preparation, cleaning, shopping, support to access the community, driving.

Rate: £9 per hour

Hours: 14 per week (Saturdays and Sundays 12pm to 5pm). Holiday cover may be available of up to 24 hours per week.

Applicants must have: full clean driving licence, employer has their own vehicle which they will be required to drive. Due to the nature of the employer’s vehicle insurance applicants must be 25 years old or over. 

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 682 (Revised 27.7.21)


If you prefer a paper application form email dprecruitment@darlingtondisability.org 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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