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Personal (Care) Assistant Reference 1011

Job Type: Middlesbrough (PA's)

  Personal (Care) Assistant X 1 Casual support.

The employer is looking for someone to assist them with lunch/breakfast and helping with toilet needs.

The position is for one to two hours per day to provide support to the employer when full time staff are on holiday or sick leave.

Hours:6.5 hours @ £8.72 per hour Sunday 9am to 10.30am, Wednesday 12.30pm to 2pm, Thursday 2.30pm to 3.30pm, Friday 2.30pm to 3.30pm, Sat 12.30pm to 2pm

Rate: £8.72 per hour

Must be willing to work flexibly and have a caring compassionate work ethic.

Position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references.

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Personal Assistant Job Ref: 2848

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Personal Assistant permanent contract hours

Area: Guisborough

Description:  Working as a Personal Assistant can make a big difference to the person’s life that you will be supporting and also enhance your life skills and confidence.

I am man that has suffered an accident and now has some impairments. I am looking to recruit a Personal Assistant to assist me with my daily life tasks. These tasks include some light assistance with domestic skills, keeping a home and my recreational time. The right person will have a person centred approach.

Before my accident I enjoyed keeping fit and staying healthy and I want to continue that with the help of a PA. I am flexible and sociable.

If you are interested in working with me and feel that you have the right values to make a difference then please apply for this job.

Hours: 12 hours per week to be worked flexibly over 7 days.

Rate: Meets National Minimum wage

Essential Criteria:  The right candidate will be reliable, honest, trustworthy, and punctual, a non-smoker during work times, and be able to work on their own initiative. An enhanced DBS is also required for this job role. (Paid for by the employer).

Who I am looking for:  I am looking to recruit a person who cares and has the right values regardless of qualifications or experience. I wish to have an Assistant that will support me to remain independent and healthy.

What I can offer: paid holidays in line with the government guidelines, informative free training, supervision and access to a pension. Expenses for example mileage paid.

Please note - There will be a three month probationary period.

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Personal Assistant - Job reference 264

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Job Type: Personal Assistant

Area: Darlington - Haughton Area

Description: Support and assistance required to support a young woman with Cerebral Palsy to access community activities and to promote continued development of independent living skills.

Duties: To take out and accompany the young woman with her choice of leisure and community activities like accessing shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, cinema etc.

Rate:  Meets National Minimum Wage plus expenses, including agreed mileage. DBS will be paid for.

Hours: 4 hours on a Saturday (times can be flexible).

Essential: Applicant must be reliable, young minded, trustworthy, friendly and supportive.  The applicant must be a non-smoker as the young woman has asthma. Driver with access to vehicle with the appropriate business class insurance.  


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Personal Assistant - Job Reference 347

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description:  To collect, take to school stay with the young man whilst at school and then drive him back. This will involve driving for a few hours a day which will be out of area.

Duties:  Driving, supporting the young person throughout the day during lessons if needed and to be available if person needs a break from the classroom.

Hours:  Approximately 7am - 5.30pm one day per week which will be a weekday.  More hours could be become available.

Rate of pay:  Meets National Minimum Wage plus mileage

Essential Criteria:  Driver with access to own vehicle. Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder, mental ill health and eating disorder.

Desirable Criteria:  Experience of supporting people with Autism Spectrum disorder, mental ill health and eating disorder.

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Personal Assistant - Job Reference 391

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

This vacancy is advertised on behalf of a Direct Payment user but the employer will be an agency who provide the support.

We are looking for dedicated and compassionate staff who are passionate about their job; enjoy delivering one to one support and who can build positive relationships with our service users. This post requires a personal assistant to support a lady in her late 20’s in her own home who has complex care needs. Her hobbies include watching TV, (programs like EastEnders/Coronation Street, Holby City, and The Simpson’s to name a few), collecting Charmed memorabilia, going bowling and the arcades at Teesside Park. Also she enjoys playing games like Scrabble and Dominoes.
Successful applicant(s) will be working independently on a 1 to 1 basis with the lady but will also be part of an ongoing established team. 

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Providing both p:ersonal and medical care during the day and occasionally in the night 
  • Using bespoke moving and positioning techniques
  • Using bespoke equipment when carrying out moving and positioning techniques 
  • Administering PEG for nutrition, hydration and medications
  • Administering C PAP (Nippy) machine for overnight
  • Daily tasks such as dressing, showering and assistance to the toilet 
  • Daily tasks also include maintaining the household, cleaning, laundry, housework and any normal day to day jobs.
  • Weekly physiotherapy where you can learn the ropes alongside a qualified therapist
  • Accompanying our client to appointments and outings/activities 

Hours: 24 hours shift pattern - 11:00am - 11:00am INCLUDING a sleepover.  Please be aware you will be required to give assistance at night. 
Shifts will include weekends, bank holidays, public holidays, Christmas, New Year. Extra shifts to cover  sickness or annual leave are often available 

Training: 21 hours of on the job training and shadowing will be provided.

Essential experience required as person has Congenital Muscular Dystrophy:

  • 6 months previous care experience
  • Medication administration
  • Personal care
  • Moving and handling

Desirable Criteria: Experience of PEG Feeding, Gastrostomy care (PEG), Any experience with complex neurological conditions. 

Pinpoint Agency will act as employer to work specifically with this lady: 
Tel:  (0191) 261 5205
Registered in England: 07601096

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Personal Assistant - Job reference 404

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: An exciting opportunity has arisen at Danesmoor Trust, we are looking to recruit personal assistants to support two young adults within their supported living home and community activities. Danesmoor Trust was founded in June 2015 by the parents of the young adults you may be supporting.

Duties: The young adults we support are at the centre of everything we do and a person-centred approach is a must. We would like to think that the quality of support is of the highest standard and that everyone strives to achieve this. Hard work, thoughtfulness and respect are what we will ask of you at all times.

Hours: Weekend bank positions and evenings with the opportunity for contracted hours in the future.

Rate:   £9.00 per hour. £66.56 Sleep-over rate and mileage is paid at 40p per mile.

Essential: Two satisfactory references and a disclosure from The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required in the event of position being offered.

Preferred: A minimum of a level 2 diploma in health and social care or equivalent but is not essential as all training will be provided. A full clean driving licence and access to personal transport covered by business insurance is desirable.

For further information or an application pack, please contact Lisa at Danesmoor Trust on 07841658205 or email

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Personal Assistant - Job reference 433

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Personal Assistant required to support a young boy to access fun and learning.  The 7 year old boy who loves to be active and go swimming or attend soft play, also enjoys learning and accessing educational activities, like museums, or reading  at home requires assistance to achieve his goals. Assistance would be after school or weekends.

Hours: 5 hours a week, flexible around the family’s needs.

Wage: Meets National Minimum Wage.

Duties will include: Assisting with learning and development and moving and handling as a wheel chair is used and must travel with the child. Car driving and assistance with some personal care.

Applicants must be: Car driver, have a flexible approach, commitment to supporting with educational learning and development. Someone who enjoys swimming.  Reliable, honest non-smoker. All successful applicants will undergo references and an enhanced disclosure and barring check.

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Personal Assistant Job Reference 1109

Job Type: Middlesbrough (PA's)

Area: Marton, Middlesbrough

Description: A young lady with a learning disability living with her family in the Marton area of Middlesbrough requires a personal assistant to support her for trips into the community and to support her on days when she does not attend college. The lady’s traits of her disability are centred primarily around sensory- related issues, specific routines and foods.

Duties: To support her during shopping trips, occasional visits to the cinema, for walks, cooking and baking, colouring, arts and crafts, board-games and puzzles.  The lady has very limited knowledge of how to use money and would like to be guided with this.  When making food, supervision is required at all times.

Hours: 18 - 21 hours per week term time only, however, this will not be every week.

Rate: Meets National Minimum Wage

Essential Criteria: Must be honest and able to use own initiative

Desirable Criteria: Driving licence, non-smoker, to share the same interests as person supporting.  Experience of supporting a person with a learning disability.

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

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Personal Assistant Job Reference 1125

Job Type: Middlesbrough (PA's)

Area: Stainton area of Middlesbrough

Description: A female personal assistant required to support a young lady.

Permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act, 2010. 

Duties: The role will involve helping to get her bathed morning and evening and depending on shift to put to bed on an evening. The role will also involve assisting to clean her teeth, applying eye drops and lotions, changing her sanitary dressings, feeding medication and food through a tube with guidance from her parent. You will also be required to provide support with ensuring that the young lady’s bedroom is clean and tidy and kept hygienically clean at all times. There is also an element of social care involved in this position to help your employer to gain more independence in the community. You will be required to assist with going shopping, going to theatres and shows and other activities that will keep her entertained.

Hours: Mon – Fri – 8.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday – 12.00pm - 6.00pm, Sunday - 12.00pm - 6.00pm 

However, hours and shifts can be flexible to cover the 72 hours support package between several staff,  Holidays and days off can be shared.

Personal assistant will be required to work alongside her existing experienced personal assistants,

It will be various hours a week over a probationary period of 12 weeks

Rate: Meets National Minimum Wage

Essential Criteria: A car driver is essential as the post involves a social element, the employer does have her own vehicle available.

All successful applicants will undergo references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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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: Meets 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.

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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: Meets National Minimum Wage + expenses.

Essential Criteria:   Applicant must be reliable, energetic, friendly and supportive.  Experience with ASD and supporting communication preferred, but not essential. Access to own transport would be highly desirable and being comfortable with dogs essential.

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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.  Although he is incontinent he can tend to his own personal care needs but when he is in the community, he may need support or prompting to ensure his personal hygiene is well adhered too.

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. However, it must be noted that his knowledge of the use of money is limited so he shall need to be supervised with this, along with his road safety and pavement awareness.

Rate:  Meets National Minimum Wage

Hours per week: 4, possibly increasing to 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, driving license is preferred but not essential.

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

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Position/Job Title: Personal Assistant Reference 985

Job Type: Middlesbrough (PA's)

Position/Job Title: Personal Assistant

Job Reference:  985

Location:  Middlesbrough

Description: A man who uses a wheelchair requires help with housework, cleaning and dusting, laundry. Support and assistance with personal hygiene and dressing and undressing. Assisting with appointments and food shopping and social activities.

Essential: Access to own transport

Hourly Rate:  £8.72

Hours: 15 hours per week Monday to Friday

Please note that this position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring service check and references.

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