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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Female Personal Assistant PRI/DP/002/20 19 hours per week, working Monday and Thursday (providing support at workplace) The successful applicant will be self employed £13.00 per hour Fenham area Visually impaired female requires female PA to support in the workplace. Car driver essential with clean licence, must be over 25 for insurance purposes as you will be […]
Job Title: Personal Assistant Responsible to: Personal Health Budget Employer Hours: x1 Day shift (8am-6pm) and 1 x night shift (5pm-11am) Days/Nights to be agreed but to work as part of a 24/7 team So there may be some weekend working Hourly Rate: £10.00 Location: Birtley, Gateshead A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join an established team […]
Male Personal Assistant 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 travelling. PA Rate: […]
Job Description Job Title –Support Worker To join an existing team Hours –1-2 days per week, typically 12hr day shifts Wage: £10 per hour weekdays: £11per hour weekends: Bank holidays are paid at double time Paid 4weekly/ monthly in arrears Location: Choppington, Northumberland Intro The purpose is to support a mobile man, age 51 […]
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 in a quiet, calm, […]
Job Title: Female Personal Assistant (BS/DP/001/20) Hours: 9pm-9am 5 nights per week to be split between 2 posts Pay rate: £10.50 per hour Area: Sandyford A fantastic opportunity has arisen to become part of a care and support team, supporting a woman to continue to live independently and safely within her home. A PA is […]
Job Description ZB/PHB/002/20 Job Role: Family Support and Health Care Workers Hours: Night-Time Support workers 12-hour night shifts Hourly Rate: £11.00 per hour gross 2 posts available working 2 shifts per week Responsible to: Direct Payment employer Location: Gateshead About Me My name is Zac, I am 4 years old and my […]
Job Title: Personal Assistant Responsible to: Direct Payment Employer Hours: 16 hours per week Hourly Rate: £9.89 an hour Holiday Entitlement: 5.6 weeks per year Area: Birtley Personal care assistant required for a gentleman with a physical disability that needs assistance with most aspects of daily living. He lives in his own home with his […]
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. There are two roles available Post 1: 15 hours per week plus 1 sleepover Post 2: 20 hours per week […]
Job Title: Personal Assistant Hours: Monday – Friday 7am-9.30am Thursday and Friday 2.45pm-6pm Pay rate: £9.50 per hour Area: Wylam Possibility of additional hours to cover later evenings, Saturdays 9am-6pm and school holidays. Carer for delightful teenage girl with learning disability and additional health needs We are looking to appoint a carer, to join our current […]
Personal Care Assistant GW/Gateshead Full time 35 hours per week Hourly Rate £10.60 Job location: Gateshead Quayside flat (fully adapted) Looking for someone to care for a 34-year-old man with Muscular Dystrophy, care experience is preferred but not essential – on the job training will be provided. Usual shifts are 10 hour days and 14 hour […]
Female Personal Assistant opening to work with a disabled woman in her 50’s, friendly and welcoming environment with flexible approach to the hours/rota. The role is for personal care & meal preparation around the morning, lunch, and evening slots, with alternate weekends. There are two cats in the home and part of the role would […]
Personal Assistant (98395 LF) We are looking for a Personal Assistant to join a team to cover a 24/7 package of nursing care. Package of care up and running but would like to add an additional member for up to 40 hours per week – to be discussed. Gentleman in his fifties with Muscular Dystrophy […]
Personal Assistant (RH/001/RI) 32 hours per week Wednesday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-8pm and alternate Saturday and Sunday 8am-8pm £10.00 per hour Newcastle West Area Personal Assistant required by middle aged, professional, disabled man to work 32 hours per week permanent contract. Must be mature, conscientious, sense of humour essential! Must hold full current driving license and […]
Job Title: Female Personal Assistant Hours: 19-25 hours per week can be split over two posts Working 10-3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday Once the day centre reopens it may change to 9-11am on a Monday and Wednesday. Pay rate: £11.00 per hour (self-employed) Area: Gosforth About the role An opportunity has arisen for […]
Personal Assistant x 2 (2002361 LF) Support Workers required to work with a lady in her seventies, this lady has an agency but would like to start to employ her own staff small team. The calls required are 4 times a day around the hours of 8am, 1pm, 5pm and 9pm all 30 min calls. […]
Male Personal Assistant (5014404 LF) We are looking for a Male Personal Assistant to work a 15 year old boy with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder and Dyspraxia, there is no learning disability present. He enjoys computer games and spending a lot of time in his bedroom, we are looking for a male who will be […]
Personal Assistant (151529LF) We are looking for a Personal Assistant to cover emergencies, holidays and sickness leave, this will not be on a weekly plan only as and when required. The lady looking for a Personal Assistant is 93 years old and requires support from 2 PAs at a time using a hoist. The calls […]
Personal Assistant (164732 LF) We are looking for a Personal Assistant to work with a 14 year old boy with a moderate learning disability to support him socially to enjoy the community and interact outside of the family home. The plan is for 3 hours per week which is flexible throughout the week. Hours: 3 […]
Personal Assistant (235414 LF) We are looking for a Male Personal Assistant for 4 hours social per week for a 63 year old male who suffers with Parkinson’s, currently resides in a care home in South Shields so would be for social to lift his mood. Hours: 4 hours per week Hourly Rate: £9.00 Area: […]
Personal Assistant (188841LF) We are looking for a Personal Assistant to transport 3 children from home to a local school (all same school) on a morning and also pick up tea time Monday to Friday. This would be half hour each way, 5 hours per week. Hours : 5 hours per week Hourly Rate: £9.00 Area: […]
Personal Assistant (2690 LF) Looking for Personal Assistants to work with a elderly lady with dementia. Calls are 30 mins each and will be a night time call 7 days per week and a tea time call Mon, Tues, Sat and Sun. Will be working within a small team for cover etc. Hours: 5.5 hours […]
Personal Assistant (194464 LF) A Personal Assistant is required to work with a young girl of 10 years old with a severe learning difficulty. Hours can very flexible and worked around other commitments, potential for increase of hours in future. Hours: 3 hours per week Hourly Rate: £9.00 Area: South Shields For an application, please contact the […]
Personal Assistant (107172LF) A Personal Assistant is required to support a gentleman of 72 years of age in the Boldon area. 2 PAs already in place and would like another to join the small team. Rota in place but looking for 2 days per week, 45 mins am around 8.30 – 9.30, 30 mins around […]
Personal Assistant (206538 LF) PA required 7.5 hours per week to help with morning school run. Hours of work, 8.30-10.00am. You will be required to sit with a child with PDA to ensure a safe journey. Experience of PDA is preferable, willingness to learn is essential. Candidate must speak good English with minimal use of […]
Female Carer to assist a young lady with complex needs (CG/West Denton) Available Hours and Job Information Weekdays Monday-Friday 5-8 pm Weekends Saturdays and Sundays 1-8 pm Weekend sleepovers with another member of the team to assist in all duties, will be available after the training period ends. Holiday and sickness cover if required Full […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]