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
P&C Watson – Care & Support Employer email@example.com 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 […]
Job title: Female Personal Assistant and Housekeeper Hours: Holiday Cover needed for 2 weeks from 27th July. Cover needed for 7 days per week 8:30am-4:30pm but can be flexible and will look at Monday-Friday – the hours could be shared between more than one person Rate of pay: £9.50 per hour Location: Fenham About Us Edward and Sheila […]
Female Personal Assistant 8 hours per week £9.60 per hour Denton Burn Purpose of Job A Personal Assistant is needed to support a lady within her own home to maintain her independence. Tasks will include some personal care when needed, support around the home and support in the local community. You will be working for […]
Care Assistant required (PA/Forest Hall) Forest Hall, NE12 £8.85 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 Hours: 12 hour shifts Bank Staff to work occasional shifts to cover day or nights, staff holidays/sickness etc. Wage: £10 per hour Location: Throckley My husband, living in Throckley, needs support 24 hours per day over 7 days per week. We are looking for people to work as Personal Assistants to support him […]
Job Title: Female Personal Assistant Responsible to: Direct Payment employer Hours: 10 hour night shifts (10:00pm-8:00am) Bank Staff to cover holidays and sickness – Monday to Friday nights Rate of Pay: £10 per hour Location: High Heaton A current support team is expanding and looking for bank staff who are experienced, committed and professional to […]
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 […]
Female Personal Assistant and Housekeeper 8 hours a day, to cover 2 days a week on a 7-day rota. There is an expectation that the PAs cover each other’s holiday and sickness so at times throughout the year you will need to work more than 2 days per week with additional days to cover holidays. […]
Full-time Female Personal Assistant position A rare opportunity has become available to join a team of Personal Assistants (PAs) directly employed by a young professional disabled woman based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Salary £20, 524 per year plus paid overtime. The post is a permanent, full-time position, working ‘on duty’ for 3.5 consecutive days and […]
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 […]
Female Personal Assistant (PA/Stanley) This is a fantastic long-term opportunity for a reliable, motivated and conscientious female Personal Assistant. The role is 25 hours per week, to work over three days per week. 10 hours in the workplace and the remaining in the family home. Extra hours may be available. Wage: £9.50 per hour Location: […]
Carer for delightful teenage girl with learning disability and additional health needs We are looking to appoint carer(s) to join our current small team, to work with our 19-year-old daughter, to start September ‘20. We live in Wylam, Northumberland. Car driver desirable. Our daughter has learning and physical disabilities as well as complex health needs […]
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 […]
Personal Assistant – (72441) A Personal Assistant is required to work with a profoundly deaf 22 year old young woman. Currently resides in the Hebburn area and requires support to access the community and develop her independent living skills. BSL Level 3 qualification is essential as is enhanced DBS check. Hours are 11 per week […]