Are you reliable, able to work flexibly, have good communication skills, and willing to learn how to meet the individual needs of the person you are supporting?
If you think you can make a positive difference in someone’s life, you may be interested to find out more about the Personal Assistant vacancies we advertise on behalf of disabled people in the North East
Personal Assistant duties may include assisting with personal care, social and educational opportunities, and accessing community facilities.
Did you know that Disability North have a PA register for employers to access who are looking for PAs. If you a PA looking for extra hours, someone who may be currently furloughed or an employer looking for extra support then why not sign up to our PA register
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At Disability North we have continued to work with Direct Payment employers throughout the North East during this challenging time. The need for support is still there and PAs are a vital part of supporting disabled people in our area. A few weeks ago I was approached by someone who needed to recruit a full team of PAs to cover a 24/7 package. My first thought was how are we going to recruit in the middle of a pandemic, are people looking for jobs right now and do they want to go on the frontline?
We put an advert up and within a week we had 10 good applications. To date they have had 18 applications. I discussed with them how I could support to interview and we discussed the subject of video interviews as at the time our building could not be open to the public.
At this current time our recommendations are still to conduct interviews virtually, and I have done a lot of research on virtual interviews in order to provide advice on this. However it is not always possible for someone to make a judgement based on a video interview, some people do not have the technology and are not comfortable with the technology and in some cases it would just add too much pressure onto our employers. We understand that our employers do not have the luxury of being able to suspend recruitment as their support needs do not disappear during a pandemic if anything, they can be greater.
This week we have made the decision to open our building for employers who need to interview PAs in person or want our support to do virtual interviews. We will ensure we are complying with all the government guidance and social distancing will be in force. We are fortunate to have plenty of space. Employers will be informed of the procedures before hand and candidates will receive information on invite to interview so that they can then make an informed decision on whether to attend. Everyone will receive a letter to ask them that if they have symptoms or if they have been asked to isolate for whatever reason they must not attend the interview. We will offer video calls as alternatives as far as possible.
It has been a challenging time, but we are really pleased to be able to start to reopen some face to face work in supporting our employers.
Over the next couple of weeks we will have invited 20 potential PAs to interview either virtually or in person.
Our vice chair Lucy Reynolds is an experienced employer and she has recently used virtual interviews as a first stage in her recruitment process, she then used our building to interview a potential PA face to face and we are delighted that this was successful and the PA is now undergoing the safe recruitment checks. https://vimeo.com/430725292
If you are based in the North East and looking for support in recruiting PAs or want to use our Recruitment Service please do get in touch on 0191 2840480 or email@example.com
Job Title: Personal Assistant Hours of work: 2.5 hours per week Hourly rate: £8.75 per hour Area: North Shields Reporting to: Direct Payment Employer A fantastic opportunity has arisen to provide support to a young woman. If are flexible in your approach to work, able to carry out domestic household tasks, including meal planning and […]
Female Carer To assist a young lady in Tynemouth with complex needs to live in her own home and help to improve her quality of life. You will be required to assist, one to one with the care needs of this friendly and remarkable young lady in a quiet, calm, peaceful and therapeutic environment with […]
Family Support Workers Required Spennymoor, Co. Durham Hourly Rate: £10 We are looking for at least one staff member, possibly two, to regularly fill the following shifts: 1-2 night shifts 1900-0700 (waking night) – 12 hours, weekdays and weekends In addition, we are looking for: Ad hoc staff – occasional evening and daytime work and […]
Personal Assistant (189963LF) Support Worker required to join a team of PAs to support a young lady with a brain injury. This lady lives in her own property and we are looking for somebody to cover overnight care, ideally 3 nights per week (this can be discussed at interview as looking to build a team […]
Job Title – Support Worker (SW/Choppington) Hours – Contracted hours and Bank roles, typically 12hour day shifts Wage – £10 per hour weekdays, £11 per hour weekends, Bank Holidays are paid at double time Paid 4 weekly / monthly in arrears Location – Choppington, Northumberland Introduction The purpose is to support a mobile man, […]
Care Assistant required (PA/Forest Hall) Forest Hall, NE12 £9.50 per hour 16 hours per week (10am-1pm Monday to Thursday, 10am-2pm Friday) Additional hours may become available once the role is established in addition to extended hours being discussed with regards to sickness, holiday and emergency cover. A Care Assistant is required by a married, family […]
Personal Assistant (227789 NB) We are looking for a Personal Assistant to work with an 8 year old boy with cerebral palsy affecting all four limbs. Hours are currently 10 per week and will be to support the family during the morning routine to help get ready before school. Hours may also be to support after school. Previous […]
Job Description ZB/PHB/001/20 Family Support and Health Care Workers Night-Time Support workers 12-hour night shifts £11.00 per hour gross 2 posts available working 2 shifts per week Responsible to: Direct Payment employer Gateshead About Me My name is Zac, I am 4 years old and my Mum is looking for some excellent people to help […]
P&C Watson – Care & Support Employer firstname.lastname@example.org We are seeking to recruit: Personal Assistant Permanent position – 14hrs per week (immediate start pending DBS) Salary – £10 p/h (probationary/training period) rising to £12.50 p/h Based in the West Gateshead area, this rewarding role involves working closely with 10yr old disabled twins within and outside […]
Personal Assistant (189963LF) Support worker required to to join a team of PAs to support a young lady with a brain injury. This lady is moving into her own home and will require 24 hour continued support with recovery, activities and appointments. Essential to hold driving licence to transport in mobility car. Care is provided […]
FEMALE PERSONAL ASSISTANT, FLEXIBLE HOURS, JESMOND This is a fantastic long-term opportunity for a reliable, motivated and conscientious female Personal Assistant to work flexible hours (including occasional sleepovers) for an independent woman living in Jesmond. The role is 10-15 hours per week plus 1 sleepover, which are flexible to fit into an existing 24/7 rota. […]
Personal Assistant (169042 NB) We are looking for Personal Assistants to join a team working with a male in his 40s with a spinal injury, personality disorder and adjustment issues. Support would be required to help with all aspects of daily living including personal care, catheter care, skin care management, feeding, attending and arranging appointments, […]
Personal Assistant (12733NB) A Personal Assistant is required to work with a team of PAs supporting an 89 year old lady and her 64 year old daughter. Hours can vary and flexibility is required to cover both day and night shifts within their home. It is expected that hours will be approximately 20.5 per week […]
Personal Assistant (5016166 NB) Personal Assistant is required to support a 15 year old girl with Autism. Support will be provided on Saturdays, and will be 5 hours per fortnight to support with accessing activities such as swimming, cinema and various other community activities. Support will also be to support with the development of independent […]