Social care personal assistant vacancies

Contents

  1. Become a Personal Assistant in South Tyneside
  2. How to apply
  3. Vacancies

Become a Personal Assistant in South Tyneside

We have a range of Personal Assistant (PA) job roles available through our Direct Payments service users. 

A Personal Assistant (PA) is someone who can support an older or disabled person to give them more independence and live their life more fully. PAs need to be good listeners, with a willingness to learn and respond.

The job can be very flexible, offering part or full-time work on different days and at different times. Some PAs work part-time, alongside another job. The role is also suitable for a student or retired person wanting a few hours a week.

The duties of a Personal Assistant vary widely and depend on your client - what kinds of support they need and when. We currently have vacancies working with children and young people and adults offering a range of social time only posts or mixed care packages including personal care and social time.

Enhanced DBS clearance is required for all posts with children and young people.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


How to apply

To apply for one of the vacancies below: 

  1. complete the application form
  2. email the completed application form to Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk

Vacancies

Personal Assistant (Job reference: 77410MT)

We have a 30 year old lady who is a wheelchair user who lives with her partner and their little dog, who suffers from anxiety, PTSD and depression. She also suffers from a condition that causes abdominal pain.

Due to mental health, this lady rarely gets out of the house and would like support with small outings, such as going for a coffee, shopping and walking the dog.

She would also like assistance with everyday tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, dressing and bathing, and organising the home.

Her condition varies from day to day, having some good days and some bad days, so the PA would need to have a level of empathy and understanding due to the complexity of her health conditions. This lady's physical health can be unpredictable, a flare-up in her condition can mean plans would have to be changed at short notice.

The PA would be responsible for encouraging and motivating this lady in order to maintain her mental health and wellbeing. She enjoys gaming, baking, crafting, is a dog lover and a Mrs Hinch fan, so enjoys cleaning on her good days. 

A female PA is preferable, but this lady is open to either a male or female PA.

A driver is essential for this role.

  •  Hours: 12 hours a week to be used flexibly (to be agreed at interview)
  •  Area: Cleadon
  •  Rate of pay: Age related national minimum wage up to £12.15 per hour
  •  Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistants x 4 (Job reference: 2009715MT)

We are looking for four personal assistants for a 56 year old lady with Huntingdon's Disease who requires a wheelchair, so this lady requires 24 hour continued support.

She is an intelligent and conversational lady who lives in her own home. She requires support with activities of daily living, appointments, and social activities.

A pool of 4 Personal Assistants are required to support the lady, at least two days per week 9 hours each day. More hours may be required as and when needed in an urgent situation, and maybe at short notice, possible working nights.

Knowledge of swallow issues is required although training will be provided.

A non-smoker is preferred.

A driver with a vehicle is essential to support this lady, so a clean drivers licence is desired.

  • Hours: An amount of 18 hours per week between the team (on mutual agreement). More hours maybe required in urgent situations and working on a rota basis.
  • Area: Whitburn, South Shields
  • Rate of pay: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant (Job reference: 150158MT)

We have a 31 year old lady who currently lives with her parents with a brain injury looking for a like-minded outgoing PA to accompany her in attending social activities.

She enjoys music, going for walks, and generally socialising such as playing pool and going to the cinema.

A female would be preferred, but either gender. Preferably somebody of a similar age, similar interests.

The PA will be required to support the lady to access the community. This includes going for walks, going to the gym, and other activities that she wants to partake in.

Prior knowledge or willingness to learn more about working with people with acquired brain injuries would be beneficial but, is not essential as training will be provided.

Having vehicle access would be strongly preferred but, is not absolutely essential. The PA will be required to support the lady to access different activities in the community, but she has a concessionary bus pass.

  • Hours: 9 hours per week. Flexible days and times. A minimum of 3 hours would be acceptable
  • Area: South Shields
  • Rate of pay: age related nation minimum wage up to £12.15 per hour

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant x 1 (Job reference: 26911MT)

We are looking for a personal assistant for a 58 year old gentleman with OCD.

He is an intelligent and conversational gentleman who is currently completing an Open University course. His hobbies and interests are currently largely impacted by his OCD diagnosis. 

A PA is required to support the gentleman to take household waste to the tip, to support the gentleman to go shopping, keep on top of housework / maintenance and to work with the gentleman to support him to attend activities in the community.

Prior knowledge or willingness to learn more about people with OCD diagnoses would be beneficial.

A driver with a vehicle is essential to support this gentleman.

  • Hours: 6 flexible hours per week (on mutual agreement)
  • Area: Horsley Hill, South Shields
  • Rate of pay: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Female Personal Assistant (Job reference: 182828MT)

We are looking for a female personal assistant who is required to join a team of PAs to support a busy lady with a spinal injury who is a wheelchair user and requires full assistance. This lady has full paralysis of lower body and only very minimal use of her hands and no grip in her fingers.

The PA will be required to assist with personal care, work, exercise at the gym, everyday chores, dog walking and attending social activities. This lady lives in her own property and requires 24 hour continued support with activities of daily living, work and appointments. This lady likes visiting recreational areas with her dog, shopping, cooking and socialising.

Spinal injury means that she has a range of complex medical need's which are managed by a small team of carers and regular shifts are available. All training will be given to the successful applicant from the Spinal Nurse from James Cook Hospital. Some flexibility is required to cover holidays and sickness.

Essential to hold a clean driving license to transport in mobility car.

  • Hours: up to 16 per week (Asking for every Friday and 1 in 4 Saturdays, times and days to be confirmed at interview)
  • Area: East Boldon
  • Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant (Job reference: 5019755/4MT)

We are looking for a personal assistant to support twin boys aged 6 with autism, who live at home with mum and their younger sibling. 

Both boys are non-verbal and sometimes have difficulty communicating which can lead to some challenging behaviours. This will be further discussed at the interview stage as they require constant supervision due to them exploring their surroundings.

The role of the PA will be to take the boys to their activities on alternate weekends to the likes of swimming, trampolining, visiting the parks and soft play. Both boys require personal care.

The PA will be required to work more during the school holidays, which will be discussed at the interview.

A driver is essential for this post. 

  • Hours: 4 hours on a Saturday (only 1 child at a time, alternating)
  • Area: South Shields
  • Rate of pay: From age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant (Job reference: 56331MT)

We are looking for a personal assistant for a 30 year old autistic male with moderate learning difficulties, to work within a team of four offering 24 / 7 support, all year round. 

The team of dedicated PAs are to enable this gentleman to achieve a full and active social life, playing a vital role to promote his independence. 

We are hoping for a personal assistant who has a mutual interest in sport, mainly rugby, who would be willing to accompany him to attend mixed ability rugby, social events and holidays.

All training will be given for the right person who is willing to make this a long-term career, with an excellent rate of pay but, having experience of working with young adults with autism and challenging behaviours would be advantageous.

This is a unique post, tailor made to the needs of the client. There will be a three month temporary contract initially, with the opportunity to be made permanent if the right person fits into our existing team.

A full clean driving licence is essential plus COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Hours: Full time continental shift pattern to be discussed at interview
  • Rate of pay: 21k per annum (under review)
  • Holidays: 20 days
  • Area: Boldon Colliery

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant x 1 (Job reference: 2014214MT)

We are looking for a personal carer for a gentleman who is 38 years old and suffers from cerebral palsy.

He is a good communicator with a great sense of humour and is passionate about football. He loves to participate with friends playing pool and dominoes.

He needs to be warm at all times and cannot be outside in very windy weather, needing someone to link arms with to keep his stability when out walking, and he likes to go walking along the piers locally.

Some personal care will be required. For example general hand and foot care, shaving and being assisted to the barbers at least once every 6 weeks. He has regular exercises to do at home to help strengthen and maintain muscle health.

Someone who drives is essential, ideally who lives close to Whitburn.

The successful applicant will require a DBS check and be able to get on well with Roger who is a rescue cat.

  • Hours: 12 hours per week (on mutual agreement)
  • Area: Whitburn
  • Rate of pay: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant x 1 (Job reference: 107384CR)

We are looking for a male personal assistant to support a 19 year old autistic female.

This person is living independently and is training to be a teaching assistant. This person enjoys listening to music, gaming and animals.

Your role would be to encourage accessing the community, provide support at home, attending meetings, accompanying on appointments and support to work. 

As this person's PA you will need to have autism awareness and understanding, as this person on occasions struggles with communicating with others, mental health issues and CPTSD. 

A driver is essential for this post. 

There are no pets at this property but a small family dog is there on occasions.

  • Hours: 5 hours per week. Times to be arranged according to schedule / mutual consent
  • Area: South Shields
  • Rate of pay: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Male Personal Assistants x 2 (Job reference: 7225CR)

We are looking for 2 personal assistants for a 44 year old gentleman who is a wheelchair user and they live with their brother, who also has a physical disability. They have a brain injury, which has resulted in Paraplegia and communication difficulties. They experience some difficulties with emotional regulation and behaviour control at times, therefore the applicant should be resilient and patient in their caring approach.

This person requires assistance using the hoist equipment and the personal assistant would join a small team as required for 7 days a week. Support with continence care may be required.

The role of the PA would be to support in accessing the community using public transport for recreational, shopping and other essential reasons. Hobbies and Likes are eating out, attending clubs, going to the cinema and the music club. 

They are able to make their own decisions but, the PA would also be to offer support with personal care, managing correspondences, meal preparation and ensuring his mental health does not decline.

Training for Moving and Handling, Catheter care and Medication administering would be given but, experience is preferred.

A driver is preferred but not essential.

There are no pets at the property.

  • Hours: up to 28 per week 
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Area: Hebburn

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Female Personal Assistant x 1 (Job reference: 2001599CR)

We are looking for a support worker, for a 56 year old lady with mobility issues.

This person needs assistance in moving around their home and possibly to accompany them in accessing the community and maintaining her spiritual beliefs.

This person requires support in the home mainly for cleaning, meal preparations and general home help. 

It would be advantageous if you have similar interests like cooking, enjoying nature, meditation, essential oil blending and crafting.

There is a cat living at this property.  A confident driver is preferred.

It would be advantageous if you are open and friendly.

  • Hours: 16 hours + per week (to be arranged between both parties)
  • Area: South Shields
  • Rate of pay: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant (Job reference: 189963CR)

We are looking for a female personal assistant for a 35 year old with a brain injury, to work within a team offering 24/7 support, all year round.

The team of dedicated PAs are to enable this lady to achieve a full and active social life, playing a vital role to promote her independence.

We are hoping for a personal assistant who is fun loving, quirky and with a sense of humour to join the team.

This lady lives in her own property and requires 24 hour continued support with recovery, activities and appointments.

Care is provided on a team rota system in advance so flexibility will be required. However it is important that a slow introduction is established before overnight shifts can be introduced and full training will be provided. (this will be discussed at interview).

There are no pets at this property.

Essential to hold a clean driving license to transport in mobility car. 

  • Hours: Full and part time to cover 24/7
  • Working: In pairs during the day and single-handed care overnight
  • Area: Whitburn
  • Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per annum

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistants x 1 / 2 (Job reference: 222896CR)

We are looking for two female personal assistants to support a 54 year old gentleman in his own home and out socially in the community. This gentleman has cervical myelopathy and is wheelchair dependant.

They require support in the mornings to shower, dress, apply cream and massage legs, administer medication and breakfast preparation (cereal).

In the evenings support is required to dress for bed and meal preparation (ready meal). It is important to this gentleman to access the community, going out for walks, cinema, gym and meals.

The gentleman can walk small short distances with support and a zimmer frame.

This post would suit someone with similar interests and a driver with access to their own vehicle will be required.

There are no pets at the property currently, although they are looking at rehoming a cat.

As this post is 7 days a week it could be shared between two people.

  • Hours: 12.45 hours per week, Monday to Sunday:
    • 45 minutes in the morning (approx 9.30am to 10.15am)
    • 30 minutes in the evening (approx 5pm to 5.30pm)
    • 4 hours social time (days and times to be agreed flexibly)
  • Area: South Shields (Whiteleas)
  • Rates of pay: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


1 x  Personal Assistant (Job reference: 161198 CR)

We are looking for a male personal assistant / friend to share activities with.

This person is forty years old and has eczema and ASD.

They are looking for someone to support them to overcome my difficulties of going to places and meeting with people by theirself.

This person would like someone that is interested in building scale model kits, like Warhammer and Planes, and painting.

This person enjoys trips to local parks with their radio controlled boats.

They enjoy trips to local cafes that they know and enjoy tea and snacks in familiar places. They enjoy walking by the seafront and in the parks.

This person doesn't own any pets and a driver would be preferred.     

The successful applicant will require a DBS check.

  • Hours: 6 hours per week to be used flexibly (to be discussed at interview)
  • Area: South Shields
  • Rate of pay: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per annum (pro rata)

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


1 x Personal Assistant (Male) (Job reference: 8703SC/CR)

We are looking for a Personal Assistant who can support a power chair user, adult male (42) who seeks a person to act as a driver (person has own mobility vehicle) and companion.

Hours are 16 in total, normally 2 eight hour days, usually Tuesday and Sunday, but you will need to be flexible due to the person's wide range of activities and interests, hours and days can vary with the possibility of more hours.

PA will be responsible for driving to:

  • weekly athletic training sessions and competitions
  • to weekly archery sessions
  • to a weekly arts and craft sessions
  • occasionally to or from his place of employment
  • occasionally to his weekly drama club

This person loves days out so driving to Amble, Alnwick Gardens, Gibside, the Metro Centre and The Range is quite common practice.

Other activities that are of interest to the person are fishing, d.i.y and gardening.

This is an ideal and rewarding opportunity for the right person.

If you are interested please email Stewart Chappell Stewart.Chappell@skillsforpeople.org.uk for more information.

  • Hours: 16 hours per week
  • Area: Hebburn
  • Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


1 x Personal Assistant (Job reference: 2005395 SW)

A personal assistant is required to work with a 20 year old female based within the South Shields area.

The job role would be to support with a number of tasks including personal care and bathing, ventilation, oxygen, peg feeding and medication prompts.

The role will also be to transport our service user to and from Sunderland University. 

Hours would be worked on a tuesday, wednesday and thursday would be around 20 hours between the 3 days depending on course time.  

DBS is an essential requirement as is a driving licence. The DBS will be funded by our service user. 

  • Hours: Around 20 hours over 3 days 
  • Area: South Shields
  • Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks (pro rata)

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant (Job reference:  5004546LF)

We are looking for a personal assistant to work with a 15 year old boy with a learning disability and Cerebral Palsy.

He is a wheelchair user with limited communication.

  • Hours: 1 hour early mornings 4 days a week
  • Area: Hebburn
  • Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant (Job reference: 169042SW)

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, moving and handling and shopping.

Client receives 2:1 care, 24 hours per day. Client also has very low dexterity in both hands. 

Full time and part time hours are available and you will need to work with the established team, and adapt to the clients routines. 

Must be dog friendly.

  • Hours: Night shift, 8pm to 8am
  • Area: South Shields
  • Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant (Job reference: 219080SW)

We are looking for a Personal Assistant to support a family and their 12 year old daughter who has muscular dystrophy. This young girl likes to go swimming, to take walks in the park and to go shopping.

This young girl will need assistance with the wheelchair if out for long periods of time. Some assistance with mealtimes and personal care may be required as her condition limits her co-ordination and grip and her recognition to use the bathroom.  This girl uses non verbal signals to comunicate and an understanding of this condition or willingness to learn would be an advantage.

A personal assistant with a vehicle would be preffered.

Hours will be Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 8.30am (term time only) to support with their morning routine and getting our service user ready for school.

An additional 3 hours will also be required over the weekend (for 50 weeks per year).

Experience of working with children would be preferred and an enhanced DBS is essential.

  • Hours: 5 hours per week (term time), plus 3 hours per weekend
  • Area: Jarrow
  • Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant (Job reference: 186702SW)

We are looking for a Personal Assistant to work with a 38 year old female with MS within a small team. 

This lady uses a wheelchair and needs assistance in transfers and assistance with meals and food preparation.

The PA must be flexible as holiday cover will be required. A female is preferred as there will be personal care tasks.

Would prefer a none smoker.

Days and times to be discussed with employer.

  • Hours: up to 22 hours from Friday to Sunday
  • Area: Jarrow
  • Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistants x 2 (Job reference: 2020014CR)

This person has a physical disability and need assistance with most aspects of daily living. They currently live independently in their home along with their wife.

As their Personal Assistant, your job will be to provide the physical assistance, respecting their privacy and dignity and to enable them to be as fully independent as possible.

You must be extremely reliable and be able to work regular hours.

This person will require support to access social and leisure activities, assistance with personal care tasks, mobility and transfers.

You do not have to be physically strong to do the job well, but good general health is important.

  • Hours: 17 hours of support is required 7 days per week, split between 2 PA's (Monday to Sunday 1 hour 8am to 9am, 1 hour 8 to 9pm and 3hrs social). These times are negotiable.
  • Area: Boldon
  • Rates of pay: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)

For more information, read the job description.

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant (Job reference: 223793SW)

We are looking for a Personal Assistant to work with a 10 year old boy with autism, ADHD, tourettes and epilepsy.

The PA will support the family and take the child out to access community activities on a one to one basis.

PA support is required regularly but there are no set days and times identified, although increased support will be needed during the school holiday periods.

This child is very active and would enjoy community activities such as going to the park, riding his scooter, trampolining, clip and climb and football.   

Previous experience of working with children with autism and ADHD is essential and an understanding and knowledge of epilepsy is preferred.

This child can experience seizures and drop attacks, although full training and support will be provided to any successful applicant. 

A driver with access to their own transport is preferred and an enhanced DBS will be an essential requirement.

  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Area: Hebburn

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.


Personal Assistant (Job reference: 5016202SW)

We are looking for a Personal Assistant to work with a 7 year old girl who has a diagnosis of ASD. This impacts on her learning, her ability to communicate and interact with others and to regulate her emotions and behaviour.

She also has global developmental delay particularly in the areas of speech and language, cognition, and learning, social and emotional and self-help skills.

The PA will support the family and take the child out to access community activities on a one to one basis.

PA support is required regularly during school holidays, but Sundays are preferred days.

Previous experience of working with children with ASD and Global development delay is preferred.

An enhanced DBS will be an essential requirement.

  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £12.15 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Area: South Shields 

To apply for this post please see 'how to apply' at the top of this page, complete the application form and return it to self.directedsupportteam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number you wish to apply for.

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

You only need to complete one application for multiple post enquiries and all applications will be forwarded onto the individual service user / employer. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the individual service user.