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:
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 email@example.com
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Permanent position – min 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 10year old disabled twins within and outside of their own home. Duties and requirements will be to assist with a mixture […]
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Personal Assistant FS/Wylam Hours: 9 hours per week (9am-6pm Saturday) Rate: £9.57 per hour Area: Wylam We are looking to appoint a carer, to work with our delightful 19 year old daughter with learning disability and additional health needs. She enjoys using her communication aid, books, walks out, swimming and days out. She needs full […]
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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. Hours: 2 posts both 15 hours per week plus 1 sleepover Post is flexible and exact hours […]
Hours: 23 hours per week Rate of Pay: £15 per hour Area: Leeds The individual is a blind 29 year old male. He is a guide dog owner, being comfortable around dogs is essential. He works for a sight loss charity where travel throughout the Yorkshire region will be a regular occurrence […]
Female Personal Assistant PA/Tynemouth Tynemouth, Female Carer, £10.00 per hour (PA/Tynemouth) 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 […]
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Personal Assistant (2002361SW) A Personal Assistant is required to work with a lady in her seventies, this post will be to join an existing PA and to work two hours per week, the calls required are 4 times a day around the hours of 8am, 1pm, 5pm and 9pm all 30 min calls. Additional hours will also […]
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Job Title: Female Personal Care Assistant/Support worker Responsible to: Direct Payment employer Hours: Bank Staff to cover holidays and sickness Rate of Pay: £10 per hour Location: High Heaton A current support team is looking for bank staff who are experienced, committed and professional to cover sickness and holidays […]
Family Support Worker CG/Spennymoor Hours: Waking nights 1-2 shifts of 12 hours per night, per week Rate: £10 per hour Area: Spennymoor Can you help look after a little boy who relies on you for everything? From speaking up for him to feeding him; from moving him to helping him just breathe easily? He is […]
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Male Personal Assistant AF/DP/001/20 Byker Area: Byker Hours of work: Flexible Staff to work as and when required to work approximately 24 hours over a month Evening and weekend working will be required, there may be some […]
Personal Assistant 5000175NB We are looking for a Personal Assistant to support a family and their 10 year old son who has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties. Previous knowledge and work experience is preferred, and parents would welcome applications from those who are active and have a […]
Female personal assistant required to support and promote independence for 62-year-old lady with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Care and support required: Monday – Friday 17:30-18:30 Support and assist into nightwear. Support with making a hot beverage and light snack. Support with light clean up and tidy up around the home. Sunday 10:00AM – […]
Personal Assistant (2012384NB) We are looking for a Personal Assistant to support a lady with the school run for her child, to and from nursery. Hours would be 8:00 to 8:30 and 3:00 to 3:30 Monday to Friday, term time only. Experience of childcare preferred and applicant will need to be a driver with access […]