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 Middlesbrough, Darlington 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 the Middlesbrough Direct Payment Employer Support Service. Darlington Association on Disability (D.A.D.) is not the employer.

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Personal Assistant Job reference 3580

Job Type: Middlesbrough (PA's)

Description: A lady in the Middlesbrough area is looking to recruit a personal assistant to support a 13 year old boy, who has a learning impairment (disability).

Rate of pay: National minimum wage 

Hours: 6 per week  

Working pattern: Days and times would be Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 4pm to 6pm

 The successful person will need to demonstrate the following values:

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.

A driver with a full clean driving license would be preferred

The successful person will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check (cost is covered via employer)

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 3580


Personal Assistant Job reference 3594

Job Type: Middlesbrough (PA's)

Description: A personal assistant is required to support a young man within the community with social activities. He particularly wants to visit the Dirty Dog Airsoft at Shildon which is similar to paintballing but without the mess and hurts less (according to the website). 

Pay rate: National minimum wage rates

Hours: 2.5 hours per week

Desirable: An individual with plenty of patience, and/or experience of working with people with Autism would be eagerly considered.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 3594


Personal Assistant Job reference 946

Job Type: Middlesbrough (PA's)

Female Personal Assistant - Job reference 946

'Permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010'

Job Type: Personal Assistant

Area: Middlesbrough, Hemlington

Description and duties: A 33 year old university graduate requires a personal assistant to join her well-established, long-standing team who provide 24 hour support to her every day of the week.

This is an excellent opportunity to support this person in all aspects of her daily life including all personal care, manual handling/transfers, household duties including laundry, food preparation etc.  support with appointments and all aspects of general living. The lady, who lives in her own fully adapted home and has her own vehicle wants a personal assistant who can support and accompanying her with her many interests and hobbies which include music, crafts, shopping, keeping up with friends, festivals and foreign travel. The person has congenital Muscular Dystrophy and epilepsy. Her mobility is limited so she uses a powered wheelchair.

Applicants be aware the lady has a cat in the household.

Rate: National minimum wage plus an enhancement for on call cover.

Benefits:  Workers will receive statuary holiday paid entitlement and a statutory pension scheme is available.

Hours: 24 hours per week

Working Pattern: 2 x 12 hour shifts per week (7am - 7pm, or 7pm - 7am) on a 4 week rolling rota.

This will include one week every 4th week ‘on call’ duty as standby, to cover staff sickness.

Essential: Full valid UK driving licence, reliability, trustworthiness, an understanding of     high quality of care, caring nature, friendly and supportive, good communication skills, excellent timekeeping, team worker, high quality of hygiene.

Desirable: Experience of this type of PA support would be valuable however, training will be provided as necessary

Employment would be subject to satisfactory references and DBS check. 

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 946


Personal Assistant Job Reference 988

Job Type: Middlesbrough (PA's)

Area: Acklam, Middlesbrough      

Description:  A young man with high functioning autism and wheelchair user, living with his family in the Acklam area of Middlesbrough requires a personal assistant to support him living independently. Although the service user has no challenging behaviour, his disability traits are centred primarily around issues with un-expected loud music and noises so a PA who can speak firmly to ensure his well-being is essential.  

Duties: To support the young man during shopping trips, visits to the bingo, walks and support when he visits ‘Belong’ at the Game store.  He loves eating- out, visiting the seaside for fish, chips and ice cream and using the slot machines.  Personal care support will also be required as and when necessary along with supporting him with his road safety and pavement awareness.

Rate: Meets National Minimum Wage

Hours per week: 8

Essential Criteria: Non-smoker, able to support the young man with his interests (as described and X box), must be honest and able to use own initiative. 

Desirable Criteria:  Experience of working with people with a learning disability. Share similar interests as the young man. As the service user has a mobility car, full driving license is preferred but not essential.

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

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 988


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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 check.

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

If you prefer a paper application form email employersupport@darlingtondisability.org or call 01642 049920. Please quote the job reference number with all requests. Return paper applications to D.A.D. Employer Support, 001 Cleveland Business Centre, Oak Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RQ. 

You can download a copy of the Direct Payments Application Form here.   

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

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