PA Vacancy

Personal Assistant 199024MT

Hours: 10 hours in term time and 12 hours in holiday periods

Area: South Shields

Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour

Holidays: 5.6 weeks per annum.


We are looking for personal assistant for a 17-year-old young man who has ASD.  He is an only child, living at home with his parents.

Support required would be to take him to his activities, such as going out for drives, visiting the beach, swimming on occasions, and watching online videos.

The PA would need to have an awareness of his safety as he has no sense of danger and anxiety due to his complex sensory needs, which could present as biting his own hands.  He requires close supervision as this young man could possibly eat inedible items.

Responsibilities of the PA would be to introduce new hobbies, places to visit and to help him achieve and provide him with opportunities that will support him to reach his potential in all areas.


If you are unable to complete an application online, you can request one by forwarding your name and address to quoting the reference number you wish to apply for and you will be sent one out in the post.

Please note this vacancy is not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


This vacancy will close as soon as a suitable candidate is appointed.

At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.



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