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DASH Play Worker

Job Type: DAD

We are recruiting Play Workers for our holiday play schemes – DASH

DASH Playschemes, our play and leisure schemes, run during school holidays and offer a range of fun and exciting activities and trips for children and young people aged 3 - 25 years.

Play Workers enable disabled and non-disabled children to access inclusive play opportunities in a fun and safe environment, whilst supporting individual requirements.

You must be over 18 years old and be available to work during the school holidays

Experienced and/or qualified or working towards a qualification in childcare / play work preferred

Based at premises in Darlington and outreach work to take children on outings.

Hours of work:            9.00am to 4.30pm (2 or 3 days per week) during school holidays

Rate of Pay:               £9.50 per hour plus £1.15 holiday allowance per hour

For more information contact judith.gledhill@darlingtondisability.org or david.thomas@darlingtondisability.org

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DASH Senior Play Worker

Job Type: DAD

We are recruiting Senior Play Workers for our holiday play schemes – DASH

DASH Playschemes, our play and leisure schemes, run during school holidays and offer a range of fun and exciting activities and trips for children and young people aged 3 - 25 years.

Senior Play Workers enable disabled and non-disabled children to access inclusive play opportunities in a fun and safe environment, whilst supporting individual requirements.

You must be over 18 years old and be available to work during the school holidays

Relevant experience in working with children and young people (minimum of two years) essential

Based at premises in Darlington and outreach work to take children on outings.

Hours of work:            9.00am to 4.30pm (2 or 3 days per week) during school holidays

Rate of Pay:               £9.80 per hour plus £1.18 per hour holiday allowance

For more information contact judith.gledhill@darlingtondisability.org or david.thomas@darlingtondisability.org

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Disability Access and Information Officer

Job Type: DAD

DAD are looking to recruit a Disability Access and Information Officer to raise awareness and understanding of the barriers faced by disabled people when accessing the community, goods, services, and information and advice and influence change to improve access for disabled people. 

Grade/Salary:                       £21,000 - £22,500 pro rata depending on experience

Hours:                                  35 hours per week

The post would involve working with planners, developers, and decision makers to ensure developments / changes to physical environment are as accessible as possible for disabled people; other organisations and agencies to ensure that disabled people have equal access to information, advice, and support.  It would also include supporting disabled people to challenge decisions that affect their ability to access the community, goods, services, and information and advice, and working with the Towns Fund team at Darlington Borough Council on all relevant projects.

We are looking for someone with experience in working with and supporting disabled people to achieve personal goals, and has the knowledge of the Social Model of Disability and principles of equal opportunities.  Excellent communication skills on an individual and group basis and the ability to relate to a wide cross section of people is essential.

The following would be preferable: Understanding of Part M of building regulations, BS3800 and Tactile Guidance, and the Working knowledge of Inclusive mobility

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Female Personal Assistant 1271

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Area: Central Redcar 

Description: Personal Assistant needed 1 day a week to help a lady with personal care and meals.

Duties: Meal preparation and supporting the lady to eat and use the toilet.

Essential: Must like dogs.

Hours: 5 hours 1 day a week (the day and time worked is flexible)

Rate of pay: £9.50 per hour

The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. However, careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

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

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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: £9.50 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

Advertised in accordance with Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. 

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Female Personal Assistant Job reference 356

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Area: Central Redcar

Description: Permanent and bank female support workers required (in accordance with Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010) for a lady living in the Redcar area. The personal assistants 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. The personal assistant for this lady 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 to be able to drive for the employer, to be able to go swimming, be computer literate and be comfortable around dogs.

Hours: Up to 43.5 hours available per week which can be job shared. A suitable job share could be:

Post 1: 20 hrs per week 8am – 6pm x 2 weekdays (i.e. Monday to Friday)

Post 2: 18 hrs per week - 8am – 6pm x 1 weekday (i.e. Monday to Friday) plus 9.30am to 5.30pm Saturdays.

Post 3: 5.5 hrs per week for 4 bedtime calls 8.30pm to 10pm (1 call per week will be only an hour). This may particularly suit a person living within the local area.

Post 4: Bank work to cover holidays and sickness

Rate of Pay: National minimum wage

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

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Female Personal Assistant Job reference 4646

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: DL1 

Description: To support a 14 year old girl with autism and SPD. to access the community and gain confidence and new experiences.

Hours: 4 hours per week.

Wage: £9.50 per hour 

Duties will include: Support to access the community, maintain safety, to visit the local area and attractions. To support to build confidence and build a good working relationship. To work towards the young person being able to understand own safety. Support to go into toilets when in public places. 

Applicants must be: reliable, trustworthy, honest and patient.

All successful applicants will undergo references and an enhanced criminal records bureau check. 

In accordance with Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

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Female Personal Assistant(s) 301

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: Hurworth

A lady requires one or possibly two Personal Assistants to support her in her own home and the community. 

Duties: Personal care, shopping, general housekeeping including housework, laundry and cooking. The lady enjoys going out to shop, visiting cafes etc. and getting some fresh air so she requires someone to accompany her and push her wheelchair. 

Essential: Cooking skills and a full clean driving licence. 

Hours: 26 to 30. Approximately four hours each day, seven days per week.

Rate of Pay: £10 per hour. Mileage will be paid if using own vehicle during the course of work. 

Successful applicants will require DBS and references checks, paid for by the employer. 

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

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Independent Advocate

Job Type: DAD

DAD (Centre for Independent Living) is seeking to recruit an Independent Advocate who is passionate about advocacy and upholding and safeguarding the rights of people we support. 

All candidates must be committed to the values of equality, empowerment and supporting people to have their voice heard when decisions are being made about their lives.  If you think you have the right experience, values, drive and enthusiasm needed for this role, and in turn DAD will provide a team environment, with excellent support and conditions.

Experience and qualifications in advocacy is preferred. 

Salary: £11.38 – £12.71 per hour depending on Qualifications and Experience

Please note: The  Higher pay scales will be awarded to successful applicants who are in possession of a Diploma in advocacy including  IMCA and IMHA units. The starting rate will be based on existing advocacy experience and any advocacy qualification already achieved.

Hours: Full time/part time hours available

Location: Based at the offices of Darlington Association on Disability (travel is expected across the Borough of Darlington, Tees Valley and regular travel to other areas in the North East.) Home working is also  expected during COVID restrictions and will be considered as part of your role outside of restrictions.

Holidays: 25 days per annum (pro rata if less than 37.5), Bank Holidays, entitlement increases with length of service up to a maximum of 30 days plus bank holidays.

Travel: A travel allowance is payable for travel in connection with the post

Other: A competitive sick scheme is available after the necessary qualifying period. Employee Assistance Scheme

Please note:  Due to the nature of the role, all applicants should be fully vaccinated for Covid (ie double vaccinated and booster)

 

To provide a range of types of advocacy support (subject to current training), including:

  • Relevant Person’s Representative, for people who are subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy, for people subject to the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Care Act Advocacy
  • Independent Mental Capacity Act advocacy.
  • General advocacy
  • Specialist mental health advocacy
  • Self advocacy facilitation

The role will involve supporting people to speak for themselves, to be fully involved in the decisions and processes that affect their lives, to obtain information and to understand their options and rights.  The role will also involve non instructed advocacy for people who are not able to give their views.

* All advocates will be expected to complete National Advocacy Qualifications which will be funded by DAD and completed within agreed timescales, some home study is expected. Where an advocate is not in possession of the Diploma in advocacy the lower rate will apply.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications.

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

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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. 

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.

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Personal Assistant Job reference 1344

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Personal assistant required to support a gentleman to access the community and with transport.

Hours – 16 hours per week

Wage: £9.50 per hour           

Duties will include support to access the community, he likes drives out in the car and days out locally.

Applicants must be: Reliable, honest, trustworthy, have access to own vehicle and a clean driving licence.

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Personal Assistant Job reference 2036

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: To support a lady in her own home with general day to day activities 

Duties: Includes social support, some domestic support to help keep her home clean, cooking meals with the person and support to go to appointments.

Hours: 12 hour on a Wednesday 9am to 9pm plus absence cover for other staff member Monday 9am - 5pm, Fri 9am - 5pm,Sun 11am - 7pm

Rate of Pay: National minimum wage 

Essential: Reliable, trustworthy, good communicator, can show initiative, be supportive and can prompt person. A driver required who has access to their own vehicle during work times. 

 

 

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Personal Assistant Job reference 2923

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

TS10 5 Dormanstown

Personal assistant required to work part time work with a young disabled lady, living at home independently.

Hours – Up to 22 hours per week, job share considered. If you are interested in the post but can not do all the hours, please state on the application form how many hours you could do. Some calls will be needed for personal care in the morning and at bedtime. Hours and duties to be undertaken to be discussed at interview.

Wage: £9.50 per hour

Duties will include: Food preparation, personal care, gardening, general cleaning and laundry, lifting and carrying of items, social interaction and assisting in accessing the community  

Although no formal qualifications are required, knowledge and experience in personal care would be preferred.

Training in moving and handling, food hygiene, first aid, infection control and fire safety is necessary but full training can be provided.

Own transport would be an advantage but not essential as good bus route access.

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Personal Assistant Job Reference 2966

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Description: Personal assistant required to support a 10 year old girl with complex needs. She has a loving nature; she does not communicate verbally.

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

Rate: £9.50 per hour 

Hours per week: 16 hours a week – to be worked flexibly over a week and will involve some hours on a weekend.

Essential Criteria: Applicant must have a caring personality, patience and be flexible. Willing to learn.

Desirable Criteria: Relevant experience is desired but not essential as full training will be given.

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Personal Assistant Job reference 3320

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. 

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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: 5 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: £9.50 per hour.

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.

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Personal Assistant Job reference 4727

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: Coatham Mundeville

Description: Support is for an 8 year old boy to access the community and also to provide support at home with his family and on days out. This will include trips to the cinema and local attractions.  

Hours – 8 hours per week during school holidays and 8 hours per month during term time

Wage: 9.50 per hour 

Essential Criteria: Being a patient and understanding person. Reliable and trustworthy.

A knowledge of Makaton with a full clean driving licence with access to own transport is preferable

All successful applicants will undergo references and an enhanced criminal records bureau check.  

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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: £9.50 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.

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Personal Assistant Job reference 502

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Low Coniscliffe Area

Personal Assistant required to support an 18 year old gentleman before and after school/college.

Hours: 22.5 per week (would consider reduced hours). Monday to Friday 7.30am to 9am and 3.30pm to 6.30pm. 

Rate of Pay: £10 per hour 

Duties: Personal care which includes bathing, hoisting is required and support with feeding. Some light domestic duties are included in this role. Full training and supervision will be given. 

Applicants must be: Non-smoker, reliable, honest and trustworthy. 

Fully Covid vaccinated applicants would be particularly welcomed.  

All successful applicants will undergo refence and enhanced criminal records (DBS) checks. 

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Personal Assistant Job Reference 5362

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

 Area - Skelton

Description: PA required to support a child to build his independence, confidence and maintain his safety.

Duties will include: Accessing the community like visiting local trampoline parks, bowling, swimming, parks, beach and nature sites

Hours: 3 hours per week term time, 6 hours per week school holidays, preferably weekends but flexible to times and days.

Wage: £9.50 per hour 

Applicants must be: reliable and trustworthy. 

Applicants with a knowledge of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) would be preferable but not essential as training will be given.

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Personal Assistant Job reference 5422

Job Type: Darlington (PA's)

Area: Darlington - Springfield

Description and duties: A lady who has some mobility difficulties is looking for support to pick her and her 2 children up to go to school or to holiday clubs, drive them to school/club and drop Mum home afterwards. Support is also required with domestic duties, plus an additional 2 hours on a weekend (hours can be flexible) to take her 6-year-old child out so he can access the community, go on walks, go to the local park and ride his bike.

Hours: 8.5 hours per week

Working Pattern: Weekdays 8.30am pick up during school term time and some days during school holidays (30 mins each day).

Plus 6 hours flexible but 2 hours must be on a weekend.

Wage: £9.50 per hour

Applicants must: Have good access to own vehicle and a full clean driving licence. Be honest, reliable and a good timekeeper. No specific experience required as support and training will be given.

All successful applicants will be subject to references and an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

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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

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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 

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.

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Personal Assistant Job reference 682

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: £9.50 per hour

Hours: 14 per week (Friday Morning 4 hours, 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. 

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Personal Assistant Job reference 779

Job Type: Redcar and Cleveland (PA's)

Description: Personal Assistant is required for a young man, with cerebral palsy and Autism. There are some aspects of challenging behaviour, the employer is looking for someone who can be a team player and dedicated to the role. No experience necessary as full training will be given.

Duties: Support required for all aspects of care including overnight duties, social outings, swimming and personal care. To be discussed at interview.

Rate of pay: £9.50 per hour 

Hours: 1 sleepover and 4-5 hours per week with possibility for additional hours to cover holidays and sickness. You will be working with an established team, candidate needs to be flexible. To be discussed at interview.

A full clean driving licence is preferred, as person has their own vehicle to use in accessing the community and requires personal assistant to drive for him.

How to apply: Please send all applications by means of a CV to Mariehunt662@gmail.com. You will be contacted directly by the employer if you have been successfully shortlisted for an interview.

Successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

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Play and Leisure Co-ordinator

Job Type: DAD

We are looking for someone who can quickly establish rapport with children and young people and their families, and take the lead in arranging and delivering fun activities that challenge and inspire children and young people.  

You’ll join an established team working with disabled children and young people aged 3 -25 years, delivering a programme of school holiday activities, weekly Youth Groups (term time) and weekly Young Leaders Group (term time).

You will build the projects for the Service; planning, organising and risk assessing activities that match the interests and needs of the children and young people, supporting personal development, independence and community engagement. You’ll then lead the activities, working alongside colleagues and volunteers to support the children and young people to participate, interact and make choices and decisions together.

You’ll work with the children and young people and families that already use our service, and will take on new referrals, working with children and young people and their families to ensure that they have the right support to attend activities.

You will need to keep excellent records and maintain regular communication with families and external agencies.

We want to reach more young people, so there will be opportunities to promote the service by visiting schools and community groups, and to develop wider networks.

This is a part-time role (30 hours per week) to include some early evening work, with flexibility on the other days and hours to be worked.

Grade/Salary:                       £22000 to £24000 per annum pro rata dependent on experience

Holidays:                               25 days plus bank holidays per annum pro rata

Other:                                     A competitive sick scheme is available after the necessary qualifying period and access to the Employee Assistance Scheme.

Due to the nature of the post we would prefer applicants to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

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