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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. 

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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.

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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. The personal assistant will be required to assist the lady with personal care and general household duties. 

She is looking for support to help her with her daily needs. The lady herself is well educated and has a zest for life. The ideal person will be willing to support the lady to achieve her life goals.

Typical care duties are wide ranging. The job revolves around helping the lady with her immediate needs.

Duties: include assisting to maintain her personal hygiene, including assistance with washing and dressing, as well as helping with basic day-to-day tasks within the home, alongside administrative tasks such as paying bills.

However, the care role also includes getting to know the lady personally and providing emotional support and company, which will contribute positively to her wellbeing.

As a personal assistant for the lady this will also extend to helping her to take part in leisure activities therefore, duties vary substantially so that no two days are the same.

Essential Criteria: A full driving licence. 

Hours: Various hours available

Rate of Pay: National minimum wage

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

Apply online for Female Personal Assistant Job reference 356

Personal (Care) Assistant Reference 1227

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.

Apply online for Personal (Care) Assistant Reference 1227

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 2406

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Area: TS6 postcode

Description: A worker required to support the domestic needs of a young family. 

Duties: Laundry and all aspects of housework. 

Rate: National minimum wage

Hours: 4 hours per week which can be worked in one shift on a Thursday or Friday (to be agreed with employer). Times can be negotiated

Essential: DBS and references checks will be required and paid for by the employer. 

Desirable: Non-smoker with experience of supporting disabled people. 

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 2406

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

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: DL1 (Town Centre Area)

Description: To support a woman with her physical needs while promoting positive good mental health. 

Hours: 8 hours to be worked over two mornings per week. 

Wage: National minimum wage.

Duties will include: The main duty is to work alongside another staff member to support the lady to complete her rehabilitation exercises. Other tasks may be involved including domestic work, food preparation, medication assistance, personal care, manual handling and social support. Also, assistance with medical appointments and accessing community activities.  

Applicants must be: Reliable, able to maintain confidentiality, trustworthy, punctual and compassionate.

Desirable: Experience of supporting people who are experiencing mental ill health would be an advantage.

Paid holiday leave and pension scheme 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

Personal Assistant Job reference 346

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: Hurworth

Description: This post is to be in the home of a family to support a 17 year old and his younger teenage brother. The younger of the two young people will be getting ready for school independently. The supervision is required as the older boy has complex support needs relating to his Autism and additional needs which impact on his behaviour.

Duties: Supervision is required to ensure the boys safety. 

Rate: National minimum wage 

Hours: 45 minutes twice a day Monday to Friday. 8.15am to 9am and 3.30pm to 4.15pm.  There could be some reasonable time changes depending on boys activities but will be advised by employer in advance. 

Desirable:  A good understanding of how Autism can affect behaviour. Experience or a willingness to learn effective strategies to de-escalate behaviour. 

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 346

Personal Assistant Job reference 3540

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Description: Looking for a PA to support a mum of 2 with daily tasks and planning, while children are at school.

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: National Minimum Wage

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

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 3540

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 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 375

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Support required for a young male in Darlington with complex health needs.

Duties: Working alongside another PA to help a teenage boy with his personal care and morning routine. This will include morning medication and feeds as well as all personal care washing, bathing and dressing and getting ready for school. There will also be an element of housekeeping i.e. leaving the person's bedroom clean and tidy including changing any bedding.

Hours: Morning shifts x 5 days a week - Around 25 hours including a Saturday morning 

Rate: £9.50 hour with the prospect of increasing to £10.00 after 6 months depending on performance

Essential Criteria: Have experience working with children. Are confident in working with children with complex health needs including seizures and peg feeding. Have experience in moving and handling and using rescue medication.  Non Smoker is essential and the successful applicant needs to work well with others and enjoy being part of a busy family. 

Desirable Criteria: Someone who is pro-active and with other skills such as sensory activities and reading stories would be beneficial.

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job reference 375

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 . 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 .

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

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 directly for more information

Apply online for Personal Assistant Job Reference 456

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 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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