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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 (DAD) is not the employer.

All successful applicants will be required to prove right to work in the UK. 

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BANK Personal Assistant Job Reference 3592

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Area: Redcar – TS10

Description: A great opportunity has arisen for the chance to support a lively 8-year-old in the Redcar area. This is a Bank Worker Position.
Support is to access the community, go to the beach, soft play, and swimming. There is a need for some support with personal care, hand hygiene and assist with toilet.

Hours: Bank worker to cover of permanent staff when on holiday or off sick for up to 5 hours per week during term time, 8 hours per week during school holidays.

Wage: £11.44 per hour

Duties will include: To ensure the child is safe whilst supporting to access activities. The suitable person will need to be able to give the child time to process verbal information and use a minimum of verbal communication.

Applicants must be: Patient, reliable, honest and trustworthy. Knowledge of Autism and positive behaviour support strategies are an advantage, however information can be provided at interview. There is also an opportunity for the employee to access training.

The successful applicant will undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to starting.

Apply online for BANK Personal Assistant Job Reference 3592


Female Personal Assistant Job reference 2127

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Post code - DL1 3LB       Female only due to personal care              

Description: We are looking for self-employed carers to support an elderly lady in her own home. Support is needed around mealtimes, domestic support, maintaining safety and companionship.

Hours: Flexible, can be discussed at interview, or by calling the number below.

Hourly rate: to be discussed.                                

Duties will include: Support to maintain her home, around food preparation, supporting her to eat, personal care and companionship.

Applicants must be: Honest, trustworthy, reliable and show initiative. Applicants must be self-employed with own UTR (unique Tax reference number) and liability insurance in place.

For further information Call Val 07732821597.

You may be requested to complete an enhanced DBS check. There will be no charge for this.

Female applicants only permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job reference 2127


Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 2966

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Personal assistant required to support a 12-year-old girl with complex needs. She has a loving nature; she does not communicate verbally. 

Duties: To support the child in her own home and in the community. There is some personal care, PEG feeding, manual handling including the use of a hoist is needed.   

Rate: £12.00 per hour

Hours per week: 20 hours a week – Monday to Friday 3.45pm to 6.45pm. 5 hours will be worked on a weekend, will change with notice.

Essential Criteria:  Must have a caring personality, be patient, flexible and willing to learn.

Would like applicants to have experience of working with disabled children.

The successful applicant will undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Female Personal Assistant Required Permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 2966


Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 3383

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Can you think out of the box? Are you open minded to a novel approach in support? Then this could be perfect for you!

You would be making the difference in this young person’s life. Supporting them in their next phase and into adulthood, giving them life skills, mentoring for independence and building their confidence.

Description: A 12 year old girl in the Mowden area of Darlington is looking for a mature minded lady to support her to access the community, build on her life skills and develop personal skills and increase independence. On occasion they maybe some support with personal care.

Hours: 6 hours a week with possible increase.

Essential: A driver is required with access to own vehicle.

Rate of Pay: £11.44 per hour. Mileage will be paid by the employer at a rate of 40p per mile.

Female applicants only permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 3383


Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 356

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Description: A Female Support worker is required in accordance with Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 for a lady living in the Redcar area. To help the lady to be independent and change her life for the better.

Duties will include: Personal care such as washing and dressing, help with household tasks.

A full driving licence is required as you will be taking the lady out in her own vehicle for things like shopping and taking her out with her family. You will be helping the lady to achieve all the goals she has in her life, can you be the person who changes her life?

Hours: Weekdays 8.30am – 6.30pm and Weekends 9.30am – 5.30pm.

Rate of Pay: £11.44 per hour

 5 posts available

Post 1

Hours 19 per week  

1 weekday 8.30am till 6.30pm

1 weekend day 9.30am till 6.30pm.

Post 2 

Hours 19 per week at £11.44 per hour

1 weekday 8.30am till 6.30pm

1 weekend day 9.30am till 6.30pm.

Post 3

Hours 10 per week 

1 weekday 8.30am till 6.30pm

Post 4

Hours 4.5 per week bedtime call - 1.5 hrs 3 nights a week 9pm till 10.30pm.

Post 5

Hours 6 per week bedtime call - 1.5 hrs 4 nights a week 9pm till 10.30pm.

Holidays are paid pro rata for any hours worked

The post may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check and references.

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 356


Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 456

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Female Personal Assistant  Required (Permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010)

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

The job will include domestic duties and providing personal care. A full clean driving licence is also required. 

Wages Start at £11.44 per hour but will rise after a probationary period to £11.50. There is potential to rise up to £12.50 for the right candidate.

Hours: 15-20 hours a week on a 4 weekly rota. Therefore, some weeks it’s 14 and some weeks it is 20.

Apply by email to jillyj12@gmail.com with name and address

Post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 456


Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 518 (was previously listed as 577)

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: West End

Description: Female bank support needed to cover holidays and ad -hoc hours to help a disabled lady to live independently and continue to work, it is possible this could lead to permanent hours in the future.

Hours: Shifts to be worked anytime between 7.30am and 9pm Monday - Sunday

Wage: £11.50 per hour

Duties will include Personal care, meal preparation, domestic duties, and social activities.

Applicants must be: Caring, reliable and trustworthy

Full Training will be provided.

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

Female applicants only permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 518 (was previously listed as 577)


Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 571

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: A Direct Payment employer is seeking to recruit a warm, supportive, female personal assistant to support her 14 year old daughter who has complex needs.

Hours: 1 or 2 waking night(s) 8.30pm – 8.30am, per week. Night(s) to be worked can be set or variable - and 2 evenings per week 3.30pm-8.00pm - employer is happy to discuss at interview. 

Wage: £11.44 per hour plus statutory paid holiday entitlement. 

Duties will include: Personal care, assistance with feeding, administering medication, manual handling including assisting turning the child during the night and making her comfortable.

Essential criteria: Applicants must be kind, patient, trustworthy, reliable and can deliver person centred support.

Desirable: Some experience with supporting disabled children, feeding, epilepsy, moving and handling.

Training will be provided. 

Female applicants only permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 571


Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 7517

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Description: An opportunity has arisen in the Guisborough area for a Personal Assistant to support a bright, fun loving lady in her own home who has an interest in crafts, singing and pets.

Hours: 29 hours per week. Support is split between 2-3 visits a day, However, they can be some flexibility around this. The employer is happy for this to be a job share.

Wage: £11.44 an hour

Duties will include: This is a varied role supporting the lady in her own home. Duties include personal care, catheter care, support to manage Peg feed and medication, domestic duties, organising and dealing with correspondence. There will be support required to access the community and with appointments and shopping.

Applicants must be: Reliable, trustworthy, be able to show initiative and have good organisation skills. The potential Personal Assistant needs to drive and have access to a car.

Desirable: Some knowledge and understanding of Autism would be a benefit, but not essential.

Training will be given around Peg and catheter support. 

Also, to be aware the lady has one small very friendly dog and 3 cats.

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

Female applicants only permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job Reference 7517


Personal Assistant Job Reference 447

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Job share would be considered

A bright lovely lady in the Winfield area of Darlington, who loves a variety of crafts is looking for a Personal Assistant to support her with her activities, some light domestic duties, medication, and assistance to wash her hair.

Hours: The support is for 16 hours a week Monday to Friday only and at various times of the day. It will include a 4 hours block of time to attend a weekly craft class. This excludes all bank holidays.

Rate of pay: £11.44 per hour.

Essential: The PA must be caring reliable, trustworthy, and compassionate. 

Preferable: A driver preferred but not essential. No previous experience is necessary, full training would be given and the opportunity to access free training during employment.

An enhanced DBS check and references will be completed prior to start date for the successful applicant.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 447


Personal Assistant Job Reference 1344

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Looking for two Personal assistants required to support a gentleman with an acquired brain injury in his own home and to access the community.

Duties: Personal care, assistance with dressing, social activities, and shopping  

Applicants must be: Reliable, trustworthy, and flexible with experience in the adult social care industry, a driver with access to their own vehicle.

Must be trained in moving and handling or willing to undertake necessary training.

Hours: 32 hours available between the two posts available

Wage: £11.44 per hour           

All successful applicants will undergo references and an enhanced disclosure and barring check.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 1344


Personal Assistant Job Reference 1758

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Job description: A Mum having long term physical disability with constant pain, is seeking a dedicated, honest, punctual, compassionate, experienced, professional personal assistant who can carry out housekeeping duties and thorough cleaning. The Personal Assistant’s role is to help the employer to live the way she chooses. This means that the successful applicant will work with the employer to understand and respond positively to any reasonable request for assistance.

Personal Development: To undertake any training relevant to the post e.g. First Aid, Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, Infection Control training will be provided.

Rate of Pay: £11.44 per hour. Holiday pay will be on a pro rota basis of hours worked.

Working Hours: 2 hours per day on weekends. and to cover school holidays 6 days a week, 2 hours per day. Some flexibility in working times can be discussed further at interview, if required.

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 3540

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Area: Redcar and Cleveland

Description: Looking for a PA to support a mum of 2 with daily tasks and planning, while children are at school, Ideal candidate for this role would be able to provide motivation and support while following a set support plan

Duties: Domestic support, meal planning and preparation (special diet), correspondence and phone calls, budgeting planning, appointments, and shopping.

Hours: 6 hours a week, Monday – Friday during school hours. Flexible and may differ week to week.

Rate: £11.44 per hour

Must be reliable, show initiative, flexible, trustworthy, and able to maintain confidentiality.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 3540


Personal Assistant Job reference 3727

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Area: Marske-by-the-Sea.

Description: Are you the person who can make a difference to the life of a happy, loving 9-year-old who is full of fun and loves communicating? We are looking to recruit a warm and supportive Personal Assistant to support our son who has a learning disability and some speech difficulties.

Hours: Shifts: 12 hours per week during school holidays split over 4 days to include a Saturday, Sunday for 4 hours and 2 days during the week, although hours are flexible and can be discussed with the employer.

6 hours per week term time split over 2 days one to include a Saturday or Sunday for 4 hours and 2 hours after school.

Wage: £11.44 per hour

Duties to include: Support to go out in the community to things like soft play, swimming and the seaside. He enjoys visiting farms as he loves animals and rides out in the car.

Essential criteria : Applicants must be kind, patient, trustworthy, energetic, reliable and can deliver person centred support.  Also, a car driver who has access to their own vehicle.

Desirable: Some experience with children with disabilities would be preferred but not essential.

Any training needs will be arranged by the employer.

All successful applicants will undergo and enhanced DBS check and references.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 3727


Personal Assistant Job Reference 559

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Job Type: Personal Assistant

Description: Personal assistant required to support a gentleman in his own home and to go about his day. The job will be to assist him to go to the gym, meals out, support to go to medical appointments and shopping for clothes and food. There will opportunities to support the man to go away for the weekend to places London, Newcastle, Scotland. 

Duties: Preparing meals, personal care including showering and hair washing, supporting the man in and out of the standing frame, shopping and housework. As discussed it is to support the man to use public transport and be out in the community. 

Rate: £11.44 per hour

Hours: 15-20 hours per week ideally but less hours would be considered.  Hours to be worked are generally between 12.30pm to 10pm for around 3 hours a shift. Staff are required everyday of the week but can have 2 days off per week as a minimum. The employer has some flexibility which can be discussed at interview. This employer has some regular bank hours available to cover holidays/sickness but has more available at the moment to cover a staff absence.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 559


Personal Assistant job Reference 600

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

West Park Village Area. 

A lady in her early 70's but feels like a 40-year-old, is looking for a personal assistant for some planned sickness cover and holiday cover initially but possibly more permanent hours in the future . 

The lady enjoys life, is easy going, laid back with a good sense of humour. She is looking for support to assist her doing craft fairs, shopping and other leisure activities.  The worker will be required to do domestic work, meal preparation and some personal care including washing her hair. 

Essential: Non-smoker, able to drive. 

Desirable: She would like someone who would go swimming with her, but it is not essential to get in the pool. 

Hours: Up to 31 hours per week but this can be discussed with the employer. Flexibility can be offered for the right candidate. 

Rate of pay: £11.44 per hour initially during probationary period progressing to £11.50 on successful completion of probation period. 

Training will be available. 

Post subject to satisfactory DBS and references. 

Apply online for Personal Assistant job Reference 600


Personal Assistant Job Reference 6232

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

£11.44 hour. Flexible working. Minimum 6 hours week. Additional hours and one waking night per month also available. Immediate start.

We are looking for an exceptional person to join our team of carers in the role of personal assistant for a young man living with muscular dystrophy. This 14 year old young man lives in Darlington with his parents and a small, very cute dog. He attends mainstream school locally, uses a powered wheelchair, plays powerchair football nationally, enjoys time with his friends, festivals, camping, holidays and city breaks.

Are you a warm, fun and bright individual with a passion for care and supporting others to live their best life? We are looking for someone to provide 6 hours of care and support to make a real difference to a young man, broadening his horizons, developing his independence and supporting him to access leisure activities and engage in activities in the community. This might include walks, going to the cinema, to café’s and restaurants, to events locally and live music events.

This young man needs some level of support with all aspects of personal care, including toileting, showering and dressing, taking medication and meal preparation. Carers use a range of equipment to aid with personal care and transfers including a slide board, ceiling hoist and mobile hoist. Full training will be provided.

To cover one of the following shifts each week.

Thursday 3pm – 9pm, Friday 3pm – 9pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm or 4pm to 10pm

Monthly waking night 3pm until 10am (19 hours) (Friday or Saturday)

Additional hours available:

Weekday mornings (term time) 7am – 9am

Weekday evenings (term time) 3pm – 6pm (or 9pm)

School holidays Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm

You should have a full, clean driving licence and will have access to our fully insured mobility vehicle. It is a large wheelchair accessible vehicle, so some confidence driving and parking a larger vehicle would be useful. This will always be available for all activities and transport to and from school. 

Your workload may also include some household chores for the individual and supporting them with making food and snacks and to follow a healthy diet, and also enabling the young man to enjoy time with his small, excitable dog. This is a lovely opportunity to make a difference to a young man and his family in a positive, warm environment. We welcome interest from all backgrounds and experience, as all training will be provided. We are a neuro diverse friendly family.

All successful applicants will be subject to references and DBS check.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 6232


Personal Assistant Job Reference 6322

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: Middleton-St-George

Description: A fun loving lively, bright young lady is looking for a PA to support her to access the community and do hobbies in her own home. 

Hours: 10 hours per week. The suitable applicant will need to be flexible about the times of day support takes place but it will be no longer than 5 hours per period.

Wage Rate: £11.44 per hour, this will be reviewed after initial probationary period.

Duties will include: Assistance to eat and drink, driving, support to access the community and pushing wheelchair.

Applicants must be: Reliable, trustworthy and be able to show some initiative. The person has access to their own vehicle so a car driver is essential. 

All successful applicants will undergo references and an enhanced disclosure and barring check.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 6322


Personal Assistant Job Reference 638

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Looking for immediate start.

Zero hours contract/bank staff to cover holidays and sickness. 

A great opportunity for a caring natured person.

Personal Assistant required to support a young at heart, mostly independent, gentleman in his own home around domestic duties, meal planning and preparation. You would be supported by the gentleman's family to get to know this very sociable, fun-loving guy who loves puzzles and getting out and about. The role is mostly supervisory and encouragement, he likes the assurance he is doing the job right, therefore, someone who has patience and a natural caring nature would be considered.

The contract type is zero hours, however, there is immediate current availability of 8 hours available over the weekend and 4 hours available on a Wednesday after 3.30pm.

All hours are negotiable.

Wage: £11.44 per hour

Duties will include support around preparing meals and pack lunches. Support and supervision with domestic duties, including laundry. ironing.

Applicants must be patient, reliable and punctual, non-smoker.

Full description of role and flexibility of hours of support will be discussed at interview.

If you are interested and would like more information contact by email price.cheryl@outlook.com or apply via this website. 

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 638


Personal Assistant Job Reference 657

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: Heighington. School Aycliffe.

Description: Support required for a lady with learning difficulties preferably someone with a mature attitude. The lady has varied interests – art and crafts, cooking, enjoys learning, small walks and cowboy films.

Duties: To support her with hobbies and interests within the home and out and about in the community also support to attend appointments. Mileage will be paid accordingly.

Applicants must: Be reliable, patient, trustworthy and be able to drive with their own vehicle.

Rate: £11.44 per hour

Hours per week: Up to 9 hours support on an afternoon and to include some overnight support. Times and days to be discussed with employer.

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

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 657


Personal Assistant Job Reference 663

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: Bishop Auckland

Description: Looking for two Personal assistant bank staff required to support a gentleman with an acquired brain injury in his own home and to access the community.

Duties: Personal care, assistance with dressing, social activities, and shopping 

Applicants must be: Reliable, trustworthy, and flexible with experience in the adult social care industry. Must be trained in moving and handling or willing to undertake necessary training.

A driver would be preferable.

Hours: 32 hours between the two posts available (zero hours contract bank position but with some hours available each week)

Wage: £11.44 per hour           

All successful applicants will undergo references and an enhanced disclosure and barring check.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 663


Personal Assistant Job Reference 682

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

A great opportunity to work in the Haughton area of Darlington for an employer who will consider job share candidates

Description: Support required for a lady within her home and the community. She likes to go out to shop in Darlington and surrounding areas on a weekend. 

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

Rate: £11.44 per hour (enhancement for bank holidays) 

5.6 weeks paid holiday per year

Hours: 20.5 per week available but can be as job share. Hours are over 7 days per week including 4 hours Friday mornings, and 5 hours Saturday and Sunday Afternoons. 

Applicants must have: Full clean driving licence to drive employer's car. 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


Personal Assistant Job Reference 6938

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description:  A 13-year-old boy in the Darlington area is looking for a Personal Assistant to support him to access the community, willing to explore the outdoors and support him to build his independence and confidence. We would prefer someone who has experience in working with children with complex needs.

Duties: Access the community and to participate in interests, maintain safety, build confidence and life skills.

Applicants must be: Either trained or willing to undertake training in the following, Protective Physical Interventions and Anaphylaxis & EpiPen Training, Driver with access to own car also essential.

Preferable: Medical background/knowledge would be an advantage.

Rate: £11.50 per hour

Hours per week: 4

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

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 6938


Personal Assistant Job Reference 7255

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Are you a kind, supportive and caring person? Do you want to make a difference in a young person life? Do you have a few hours spare on an evening or weekends? Answered Yes? This could be the job for you!

Description: A 14-year-old boy in the Darlington area is looking for a Personal Assistant to support him to access the community, support him to build his independence and confidence. 

Hours: Initially the role is for 6 hours a week, to be used flexibly on an evening and weekend (they may be some option to increase these hours at a later date).

Rate of Pay: £11.44 per hour. Mileage will be paid by the employer at a rate of 40p per mile.

Duties will include: Access the community and to participate in interests, maintain safety, build confidence and life skills.

Applicants must be: Trustworthy, reliable, patient and flexible. A driver is essential with access to own vehicle.

All successful applicants will undergo references and an enhanced DBS check. Opportunities to access free training will be provided.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 7255


Personal Assistant Job Reference 7872

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

South Park Area of Darlington

Do you want to make a difference to a 19-year-old gentleman’s life, to support him to be the best he can be and enable him to live life as independently as he can? 

Hours: 16 hours per week, to be worked flexibly, hours will be spread over the week Monday to Saturday.

Wage: £11.44 per hour - rate will be reviewed following completion of a successful probationary period.                             

Duties will include: To support the man with social opportunities, travel training, shopping skills, managing and maintaining home skills, cooking, food planning and preparation, budgeting skills and accessing college. 

Applicants must be:  Flexible, honest, reliable and able to show initiative.

An understanding and knowledge in Autism and anxiety would be beneficial.

Great opportunities available for the successful person to access free training in many fields.

All successful applicants will undergo references and an enhanced disclosure and barring check (DBS). 

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 7872


Personal Assistant Job Reference 8128

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Area:  Redcar and Cleveland

Are you the person who can make a difference to an 11 year old’s life who enjoys a range of stimulating activities and going out and about in the community? If so, apply now!

Description: We are currently looking to recruit a warm supportive Personal Assistant to support our son who has complex needs.

Hours: 12 hours per week term time on a Saturday and Sunday. 24 hours per week during school holidays. Hours are flexible and can be discussed with the employer. 

Wage: £12.50 per hour

Duties to include: Personal care, assistance with feeding and medication.  Support with stimulating activities in the home and the community.

Essential criteria : Applicants must be kind, patient, trustworthy, reliable and can deliver person centred support.

Desirable: Some experience with children with disabilities would be preferred but not essential.

Training will be provided around the individual support needs i.e.  peg feeding, epilepsy, moving and assisting.

All successful applicants will undergo and enhanced DBS check and references.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 8128


Personal Assistant Job reference 8483

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

We are currently looking to recruit a team of Support Workers / Personal Assistants for a young man (nearly 18 years old) with additional needs in the East Cleveland area, for care and support within the home and community.

Are you a person who can make a difference to our son’s life? You need to be warm, friendly and personable with a very good sense of humour and enjoy creating stimulating and rewarding opportunities for play and communication.

Can you work as part of a team to support our son?

Hours: A total of 40 hours per week to be shared between a number of support workers. Core hours of support include -

Monday – 4pm-8pm (this to include support to local youth club) – 1:1 support. Tuesday to Friday, after School - Up to 4 hours (2:1 support) Weekends and Bank holidays - Up to 6 hours (2:1 support)

All hours are flexible and can be discussed with us at interview. Support package covers term-time and school holidays, with the potential for some additional hours once our son leaves school (July 2025).

Wage: £11.44 per hour 

Duties to include: Our son loves to be out and about in the community, so this could be walks by the sea, or the local parks, trips to the swimming pool, shopping and accompanying him to his youth club. There will be a degree of personal care involved in the role which may include showering, dressing and changing. Preparation of foods and assistance with feeding. Interaction and play with stimulating activities in the home and in the community, all the while supporting and supervising. Provide a duty of care and wellbeing, looking out for any dangers and anxiety, assist with any situations that arise. Support with domestic duties around the home.

Essential criteria: Applicants must be kind, patient, trustworthy and reliable and able to deliver person-centred care and support. You must be physically fit as our son has a manual wheelchair which is his mode of transport outside the home. Full, clean UK driving license and over 25 years of age, due to Motability car insurance requirements.

Desirable: Previous experience with supporting children or adults with learning disabilities would be preferred but not essential.

Training will be provided around the individual support needs – manual handling and use of equipment (hoists, slings, wheelchair accessible vehicle), feeding, individual forms of communication and listening skills.

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

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 8483


Personal Assistant Job Reference 8706

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Area: Saltburn by the Sea.

Description: A lady seeking a personal assistant preferably someone with a mature attitude, who has self-motivation, good time management and who can support me around my emotions and personal support.

Hours: 8 hrs per week (this includes 3 hours for cleaning). The hours to be split over 3 calls per week on a Monday (5.30-8pm) Tuesday (5-8pm) and Friday (5.30-8pm), this can be discussed with the employer at the interview.

Wage: £11.44 per hour

Duties will include: Support with domestic skills, making main meals and support with following guidelines around dietary recommendations, shopping and prompts with my medication.

Applicants must be: They need to be honest, reliable, flexible, have a positive attitude and be non-judgmental. Have some experience working with Autism although any training needs required can be arranged with the employer.  Someone who also has experience of working around children.

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

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 8706


If you prefer a paper application form email dprecruitment@darlingtondisability.org or call 01325 489999.  Please quote the job reference number with all requests. 

 

Is a PA the right job for me? 

Would 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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How you can support us

As a local organisation we very much rely on the support of our local community. We support over 2,000 people every year to have greater choice and control and remove the barriers that disabled adults and children experience in their everyday lives. But we need YOUR help.

Click here to find out how you can support us

 
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