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Social Care Personal Assistant job vacancies

Do you want to 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 form23.17KB 
  2. email the completed application form to Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk

Personal Assistant (189963CR)

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 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 (this will be discussed at interview). Essential to hold driving license to transport in mobility car. 

  • Hours:
    • 8am - 4/5pm 2:1
    • 5/6 pm - 10pm 2:1
    • 10pm - 6am 1:1 (from 7pm)
  • Hourly Rate: £10.00 per hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year
  • Area: Whitburn

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 Domestic Personal Assistant Job Ref 806CR

We are looking for a female personal assistant to complete domestic support for a 74yr lady and her husband, within their own home.  You must have a caring, patient and compassionate nature with experience of mental health conditions including hoarding would be beneficial.  Your responsibilities will be to provide domestic support that will include essential weekly tasks, such as vacuuming, cleaning floors and dusting, however other domestic duties will also be required as and when needed.  This role is for 3 hours per week but you will need to flexible around those hours as they may change from week to week.  There are no pets at the property and a none smoker is preferred.

Area: Hebburn

Rates of Pay: £10.10 per hour

Hours: 3 Hours per week (ad-hoc to be arranged with the employer)

Annual Leave: 5.6wks 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 Female Personal Assistant (9990CR/LF)

We are looking for 1 Female Personal Assistant to support a 33yr old female who has a learning disability with her personal care.  Your role will be support this person on an evening with bathing for 1hr x 3 days a week, every other week (days and times to be arranged with parent).

  • Hours: 3hrs per week (every other week)
  • Area: East Boldon
  • Rate of Pay: £9.50 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.


1 x Female Personal Assistant (Job Ref 204422CR)

We are looking for a mature female personal assistant to support a 59 year old female who has suffered a stroke and is a double amputee. Your role will include shopping, cooking (preferably with the person), cleaning, paying bills and attending any medical appointments. This person enjoys watching TV, going shopping (in the warmer weather) and they are also a heavy smoker. A driver would be preferred so that larger shops can be visited and some social time can be incorporated to a place of the persons choice. The hours are 6 hours per week, normally spread over 2 days or when the person requires so flexibility is required. This person uses a manual wheelchair to mobilise and also there is a cat at the property.

  • Hours: 6 hours per week (flexible, over 2 days)
  • Hourly rate: £9.50 per hour
  • Area: Jarrow
  • 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 (2014214CR)

I am looking for a personable carer for my son who is 36 years old and suffers from cerebral palsy. He is a good communicator with a good sense of humour and is passionate about football and 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. Some personal care will be required e.g general hand and foot care, shaving and being assisted to the barber's at least once every 6 weeks. Someone who drives is essential,  ideally who lives close to Whitburn who can help explore the possibilities of future activities e.g walking football which take place in Newcastle. 

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

  • Hours :           5 hours per week (flexibly)
  • Holidays:       5.6 weeks (pro rata)
  • Hourly rate:  £9.50 per hour
  • Area:             Whitburn

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 (42576CR)

We are looking for a female PA to support a 49 year old female with complex disabilities for 5hrs per week. Your duties will include personal care, food preparation and medication prep. You must be able to work alternate weeks Tuesday and Wednesday one week and Saturday and Sunday the other week. Being flexible around times is also essential, although this will be discussed at interview. This lady also has an assistance dog so this would suit someone who is comfortable around animals. A driver is not essential for this post.

  • Hours :           5hrs per week
  • Days and Times: Tues & Wed, Sat & Sunday (alternate weeks); 1hr am; 3/4hr Lunchtime; 3/4hr Teatime (times to be discussed at interview)
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks (pro rata)
  • Hourly Rate:   £9.50 per hour
  • 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.


1 x Personal Assistant (2011020CR)

We are looking for a female Personal Assistant to support a lady in her 50s with mobility difficulties. This person must be flexible around the days and times as help will vary from day to day. You will be required to assist with all aspects of daily living, personal care, social time, domestic and appointments. Start time will be mid-morning, days and times can be discussed at interview. The earliest this post is available is from 30/06/2021. Car driver would be beneficial but not essential and must like pets as this lady owns a cat.

  • Hours :           7hrs over 5 days (flexibly)
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks (pro rata)
  • Hourly Rate:   £9.50 per hour
  • 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.


1 x  Personal Assistant (Job Ref 161198 CR)

I am looking for a male personal assistant/friend to share activities with. I am forty years old and have excema and ASD. I am looking for someone to support me to overcome my difficulties of going to places and meeting with people by myself.

I would like someone that is interested in building scale model kits, like Warhammer and Planes, and painting. I enjoy trips to local parks with my radio controlled boats.

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

I don't own any pets and a driver would be preferred.     

The successful applicant will require a DBS check.

  • Hours :  6hrs per week to be used flexibly (to be discussed at interview)
  • Rate of Pay: £9.50per hour 
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per annum (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.


1 x Personal Assistant (Job Reference 2005616CR)

We are looking for a personal assistant (M/F) to support a 33yr old male who has epilepsy and autism. Experience of epilepsy and / or autism would be beneficial but not essential. The hours are 5 hours per week, however you will need to be flexible in your working approach and adaptable to any sudden change of plans. Your duties will be to assist as and when required depending on how this person is feeling "at that time", especially after seizures, with their moods being up and down, or even outright refusal if this person is feeling particularly unwell. Help with formal contacts, applications, making appointments, dealing with officialdom/post and anything that they otherwise wouldn't do because it's stressful. You will support with help around the home, advice on cooking, cleaning and encouragement with motivation "to do things" including external activities such as shopping. A driver is not essential for this post.

  • Hours: 5hrs per week (flexibly - to be arranged between PA and Employer on a week-to-week  basis)
  • Rates of Pay: £9.50 per hour
  • Holidays: 6 weeks per annum (pro rata, not needed over Christmas/New Year or bank holidays)
  • 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.


1 x Personal Assistant (Job Ref 2005084 private advert)

I am a 30-year-old male looking for a male P.A to support me for 5 hours per week to access community activities. These include attending a weekly music therapy session and a gaming group.

I wish to build my confidence in using public transport therefore need the reassurance of an understanding P.A to accompany me throughout the bus or metro journey. At present I experience anxiety in some situations.

A caring, compassionate approach is essential to this role as well as a good understanding of the issues and barriers relating to anxiety. Experience in a caring role is desirable, however more importantly are the personal qualities of a calm, reassuring approach.

The rate of pay for this post is £12 per hour and any expenses incurred during working hours will be paid.

There is no personal care support required for this role. 

The support is required on Wednesdays 1.30pm - 4pm, and Fridays 5pm - 7.30pm, however these times may be subject to change.

  • Hours: 5 hours per week 
  • Rate of Pay: £12 per hour
  • Area: Boldon Colliery

Please can all applicants contact T. 07377948793 and leave a voicemail - all queries will be contacted at the end of the week


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

As from 1 February 2022, a position as Personal Assistant will become available. The person is a power chair user, adult male (41) 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.

  • Hourly Rate: £9.50 p/h
  • Area: Hebburn
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Hours: 16hrs per week

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 (2005395 NB)

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 
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks (pro rata)
  • Hourly Rate:   Up to £10/hour after training
  • 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.


1 / 2 Personal Assistants (2010957 SW)

We are looking for 1 or 2 personal assistants for mornings and evenings to support a gentleman in his 90's who suffers from Parknson's Disease with his personal care.

  • Hourly Rate:   £9.50 p/h
  • 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.


1 / 2 Personal Assistants (188561 SW)

We are looking for 1 or 2 carers to support a lady of 94yrs of age for 7hrs per week, over 7 days per week morning and early evenings calls (30mins each visit).

Hourly Rate:   £9.50 p/h
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.


Female Personal Assistant (2006159 NB)

A Personal Assistant is required to work with a 20 year old female with multiple and profound disabilities. Hours would be Monday to Friday between 7am and 8am to support our service user getting out of bed, washed, dressed and ready for school transport. Hours may reduce during school holidays to 3 days per week. Service user is wheelchair dependent.

  • Hours :           5.00 per week
  • Hourly Rate:   £9.50 p/h
  • Area:             Boldon

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 (5004546LF)

We are looking for a personal assistant to work with an 11 year old boy with a learning disability and Cerebral Palsy, he is a wheel chair user with limited communication. 6 hours in school holidays to be used flexibly for social support.

  • Hours :          6.00 hours in school holidays
  • Hourly Rate:   £9.50
  • 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 (169042NB)

We are looking for personal assistants to join a team working with a male in his 40's 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 - 8AM
  • Hourly Rate:   £10 per hr
  • 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.


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 :           5.00 hours per week
  • Hourly Rate:   £9.50 p/h
  • 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.


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 required would be from 8am to 4 pm, 5 calls per day to assist in turning and personal care. 8am 30 mins, 10am 1 hour and alternative days 1.5 hours, 12 30 mins, 2pm 15 mins and 4pm 30 mins. You would be assisting the other PA in all calls.

  • Hours :           2.45 mins to 3.15 mins per day
  • Hourly Rate:   £9.50 p/h
  • 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 (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 hour 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 be available to cover any holiday periods and sickness. If this is of interest and you would like to be a part of a small team please let us know.

  • Hours:          2.0 hours per week plus holiday cover
  • Hourly rate:  £9.50 p/h
  • Holidays:      5.6 weeks per year
  • Area:            Boldon

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 (64188SW)

We are looking for a female Personal Assistant to work with a lady in her 40's with MS. Support will be required with all aspects of daily living including personal care. This lady is non weight bearing and uses a wheelchair. Hours are up to 16 alternate weekends. Our service user does have a dog and would prefer a PA who is dog friendly.

  • Hours:          up to 16 hours per week 
  • Hourly rate:  £9.50 p/h
  • 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 (219080NB)

We are looking for a Personal Assistant to support a family and their 9 year old daughter who has muscular dystrophy.  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) + 3 hours per weekend
  • Hourly rate:  £9.50 p/h
  • Holidays:      5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Area:            Jarrow

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 (186702SW)

We are looking for a Personal Assistant to work with a 30yr old female with MS. The PA must be flexible as holiday cover will be required. A female is preferred as there will be personal care tasks. They must be a dog lover and a none smoker. Days and times to be discussed with employer.

  • Hours:          UP to 20hrs per week
  • Hourly rate:  £9.50 p/h
  • Holidays:      5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Area:            Jarrow

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 (213948NB)

We are looking for a Personal Assistants to work with a 10 year old boy with epilepsy and global genetic delay, who is non verbal. PA support is required during the morning routine to help and support the family in getting him ready for school/and during the holidays. 1 hour Monday to Friday. Times to be confirmed by family although likely to be 7:30 am to 8:30am.

  • Hours:          5hrs per week Mon - Fri
  • Hourly rate:  £9.50 p/h
  • 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.


Female Personal Assistant (171136CR)

We are looking for a female PA to support a 71 year old lady who is wheelchair dependent. Your duties would include 2hrs support in a morning to get up, dressed, personal care, breakfast/hot drink, domestic and an evening visit 30 minutes to support with going to bed. As this lady is wheelchair dependent she will require someone to help with transfers from bed to chair, chair to bed. You must be flexible in your approach to the hours as on some days you will be required to accompany this lady on public transport to the bank to pay bills. Please note this lady also owns two cats and two dogs and is a smoker.

Hours: 17 ½ hours per week 11am - 1pm and 8pm - 8.30pm (7 days a week)

Pay: £9.50 per hour

Annual Leave: 5.6 holidays per annum, pro rata

Area: Jarrow

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 Assistant (55476)

Personal assistant required to care for a 24 year old young man including personal care, hoisting and pad changes, experience in moving and handling is required. Hours will be on  Saturdays twice per month for four hours each and occasionally to cover holidays and sickness. You will be required to drive a power wheelchair and be capable of doing a gastrostomy feed or must be willing to learn. Must be tolerant to repetitive talking and be able to use own initiative .To assist parent on outings/shopping but may need to be left alone from time to time. Rate of pay is £8.91to £9.50 per hour.  Driving licence would be preferred. 

  • Hours:           2 Saturdays per month  
  • Hourly rate:   £8.91 to £9.50 p/h
  • Holidays:      5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Area:            Whitburn

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 Assistant (159896NB)

A personal assistant is required to support a 48 year male to access the community/social time. Hours will be 3 hours per week and will be agreed by the service user. This male has had a stroke which has resulted in left sided paralysis, he uses a manual wheelchair whilst at home and an electric scooter when outside. 

  • Hours:           3 hours per week 
  • Hourly rate:   £9.50 p/h
  • 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 (188302CR all applications to be forwarded to DB, S/W)

Personal assistant required to provide care for a gentleman in his 90s to assist with medication, personal care, meals and social time. Care calls to be broken down into 4 x 30 minute calls per day, times would be negotiable but 4 hours apart for medications. 3 hours of time per week to be used as required by gentleman for errands / hospital appointments.

  • Hours - 17 hours per week
  • Hourly rate - £10ph
  • Holidays - 5.6 weeks 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 (32307CR)

Personal assistant required to support a gentleman with a brain injury with his personal care and social time. Ideally the person would have a wheelchair accessible vehicle and be able to support him to access the community and activities. Family would also welcome applicants who are only able to provide sitting support in the home. Social time preferred for 3 x times per week on Monday, Thursday and Friday commencing from 11am but this may be negotiable if the person is able to commit to providing regular support so that the gentleman's carer is able to have a break.

  • Hours: 12 hours over 3 days
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Rate of Pay: £10
  • Area: Jarrow

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 Care Assistant

We are looking for a female Personal Assistant to support our mother, who is in her eighties, in her own home.

Our mother requires 24/7 care, and the family currently provides most of that care. We are initially looking for a Personal Assistant to support us for up to four nights a week, but would still be interested to hear from any applicant who is able to fill the role for at least two nights a week.

  • Nights:            To be confirmed with family
  • Hours :           10PM - 9AM
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Hourly Rate:   £10 per hour
  • Area:              South Shields

The role will principally involve support with personal care, toileting, and changing our mother's pads, clothing and/or bedding if and when required during the night. Previous care experience is preferred, and Moving and handling experience is required as our mother uses equipment such as a returner for transfers to and from her bed.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the attached application form and email it to: Gillamy@me.com

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail before applying please email a contact number to the above email address.

Please note that if we feel you might be suitable for the role, we will ask you to attend an interview with our mother and other members of the family, and we would carry out a DBS check prior to that interview.


 4 x Personal Assistants Pool Required (Ref 13356SW/BC)

We are looking for a pool of personal assistants, male or female, to work a 2:1 rota to cover a 31.5hr a week care package to support a 70 year old gentleman who has reduced mobility due to a stroke. This gentleman suffers from high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and has a metal rod in his neck and spine following a previous facture. They are unable to weight bear independently and will require support with all transfers, so moving and handling experience is essential. This person is a smoker and has no pets. A driver would be beneficial to go further out in the community but not essential as they can use a wheelchair outdoors. You will need to be reliable and punctual as this gentleman can be quite time orientated and and likes things done in a certain way.

Days, times, roles and responsibilities:

  • Morning, 30 minutes - Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun: Support out of bed, strip wash, dressing, toileting, prepare breakfast and drinks.
  • Morning, 45 minutes -Tue, Thu, Sat: Additional time for a shower, dressing, toileting, prepare breakfast and drinks.
  • Lunch time, 30 minutes - Mon to Sun: support with toileting, meal preparation and drinks.
  • Tea time, 30 minutes - Mon to Sun: support with toileting, meal preparation and drinks.
  • Evening call (as late as possible), 30 minutes - Mon to Sun: support with toileting, offer snacks/drinks, dressing for bed, transfer into bed.

Plus 2 hours social time.

All care over 7 days, social time to be discussed with service user

  • Hours: 31.5 hrs per week (as above)
  • Area: Low Simonside, Jarrow
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Rate of Pay: £9.50 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.


2 x Personal Assistants required (Ref 2020014CR)

I have a physical disability and need assistance with most aspects of daily living. I currently live independently in my home along with my wife.  As my Personal Assistant, your job will be to provide the physical assistance respecting my privacy and dignity and to enable me to be as fully independent as possible. You must be extremely reliable and be able to work regular hours. I 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  8-9am, 1 hour 8-9pm and 3hrs social ) .These times are negotiable.
  • Rates of pay: £9.50 per Hour
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Location: Boldon

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.


1 Personal Assistant (Job Ref 56331SW)

An exceptional person is required to enable independent living for an active 27 year old male with Autism and moderate learning difficulties within his own home and in the community.

As part of a team you will need to work flexible hours covering 24/7 364 days (Continental 12 hour shift pattern), 2 days, 2 nights, 4 days off, helping this very able and sociable lad achieve a full and active life. (Days 6am - 6pm, Nights 6pm - 6am)

We are looking for someone who has experience in this type of work but life experience and personality will be the key factors in securing this post.

The right person will consider this as a long term career with excellent pay and conditions plus the opportunity to complete relevant training to facilitate the needs of the client.

Ideally you will share a mutual interest in sport (especially rugby) and be committed to helping him achieve personal long term goals, secure employment and live the life he strives for.

You will also be required to travel abroad for rugby trips and holidays. Expenses will be paid for this. Ideally this post will suit someone who can facilitate a full, active, and sporting social life for the client.

Full DBS and background checks will be carried out on any prospective employee (paid by employer) together with references from last three years of employment.

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.

  • Job type: Full-time
  • Salary: £19,000 per year
  • Area: Boldon

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 (166419SW)

We are looking for 2 Personal Assistants to work with a gentleman in his 40's with MS. Support will be required with all aspects of daily living including personal care. This gentleman is non weight bearing and uses a wheelchair.  23 hours per week to be worked over 7 days. Experience and knowledge of working with people with MS is preferred as is a driver with their own vehicle,  but this is not essential. Hours are broken down as:

  • 2 hours each morning 7 days per week, to support gentleman getting out out bed, showered and dressed
  • 3 hours on a Wednesday social time
  • 6 hours on a Friday social time

 

  • Hours:          23 per week
  • Hourly rate:  £9.50 p/h
  • 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 (55476NB)     

A personal assistant is required to help with the personal care of a twenty five year old young man with special needs. Preferably local to Whitburn area or someone who is a driver with access to their own transport.   Previous experience of providing care either professionally or personally is preferred.   Partial availability of the times listed below will be considered.  Please contact Julie for further information on the job role on 07557569915.

  • Hours:                Monday to Friday 7.15am-7.45am and 7pm-7.30pm & Saturday and Sunday 9-9.30 and 7pm-7.30pm 
  • Hourly rate:       NMW
  • Holidays:           5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Area:                  Whitburn

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 Assistants (235436NB)     

A team of personal assistants are required to support a tetraplegic lady in her 60's  with both personal care and social activities. Support will include bathing, dressing and daily stretches/exercise for which full traininig will be given. She also requires support with medication, household admin, meal preparation and shopping. Personal care will be single handed

She has a young outlook and enjoys activities such as days out, swimming, attending the gym, going to the cinema, theatre and holidays.  Female PA's are preferred as are drivers with access to their own transport. Previous experience of working in a social care setting would be an advantage. Total weely hours are 21 with breakdown listed below: 

  • Hours:                Monday to Sunday 7.30am - 9am single handed 
    •                  Monday to Sunday lunch call single handed
    •                  Monday to Sunday 9pm -9:30pm single handed 
    •                  Social time 3.5 hours to be agreed
  • Hourly rate:       £9.50 p/h
  • 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.


Personal Assistants (Ref 234236NB)

We are looking for a team of 2-3 personal assistants, male or female, to work a 2:1 rota to cover a care package to support a 69 year old gentleman who has reduced mobility due to a stroke. This gentleman is unable to weight bear and will require support with all transfers, so moving and handling experience is essential, as is experience of using a hoist.

Days, times, roles and responsibilities:

  • Morning,  1 hour  to start between 9:30-10am  - Mon - Sunday: Support out of bed, showering, continence care, get dressed and help downstairs using through floor lift.
  • Evening call 1 hour to start between 6-7pm - Mon - Sunday: Help to get upstairs using through floor lift, undressed, continence care and into bed.

All care over 7 days, although applicants able to offer partial cover of these hours will be considered

  • Area: Hebburn
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Rate of Pay: £9.50 per hour
  • DBS check required

Female Personal Assistant (30976NB)     

A female personal assistant is required to support a 41 year old lady,  to access the community and support her in developing her life skills and independence.  She has physical and learning disabilities which impacts on her mobility and ability to assess risks.  She has blindness in her left eye and amputation of her right arm, she also has poor spatial awareness and co-ordination.  Hours are primarily to support with accessing the local community and she enjoys activities such as concerts, quizzes and socialising.  Days and times are to be agreed but will be 15 hours per week. 

  • Hours:                15 hours per week to be confirmed
  • Hourly rate:       £10.10
  • 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.


 2 x Female Personal Assistants (2012853NB)     

2 female personal assistants are required to support a 42 year old lady,  with all aspects of daily living.  Her condition leaves her fatigued and impacts on her mobility.   Hours are to support with her morning routine, including personal care, washing and dressing.  Also to support with ensuring her children are ready to leave for school.  Support on an evening will be require to help with meal preparation and clearing up after meal time.   An additional 1 hour on a Sunday to provide support with batch cooking and preparing for the week ahead.   

  • Hours:                12hours & 40mins per week Monday to Friday  (times to be confirmed)
  • Hourly rate:       £10.10
  • Holidays:           5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • 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 (181517NB)

A PA is required to support a 15-year-old boy who has a diagnosis of ASD and anxiety. He lives with his Mam, younger brother and their dog and enjoys playing the guitar and on his play station and enjoys KFC and McDonalds. Support would be to help him access the community, he does have a disrupted sleeping pattern and therefore any PA support would be more beneficial mid to late afternoon.      

He has 3 hours direct payment per week to employ a PA however, flexibility around days and times would be needed and gradually built up to 3 hours per week. Some additional support may be required during the school holidays as there is a build up of unused hours. Hours could be initially worked as 3 x 1 hour sessions  or 2 x 1.5 per week until longer sessions are possible. The support will be required to engage with him in his own home, until a relationship with the PA has been developed and  his confidence has increase to enable him to leave home without Mam.

Experience of working with children and young people with ASD and knowledge of anxiety and coping strategies is preferred. Enhanced DBS check is essential.

  • Hourly rate:   £10.10 p/h
  • 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.


Personal Assistant (2017497SW)

A PA is required to support a 42-year-old man to access the local community .   He has 3 hours per week direct payment for social time and this is to be used to support him in developing and maintaining family or other personal relationships, accessing and engaging in work, training, education or volunteering. Making use of the necessary facilities or services in the local community including public transport, and recreational facilities or services

  • Hourly rate:   £10.10 p/h
  • Holidays:      5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Area:             Whitburn

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 (199464NB)

A female PA is required to support a 13-year-old girl to access the local community. She has multiple needs and has a diagnosis of Global developmental delay. She has a significant learning disability and unpredictable presentations. She currently has 6 hours direct payments term time and 12 hours during school holidays, although these are used flexibly around the needs of the family. Support would be required to enable her to access the local community and she enjoys activities such as listening music, soft play, baking cakes, walks at the beach, park and amusements,  she is able to walk short distances but does have access to a wheelchair. Support would also be required to help with bathing. Training would be provided on administering emergency medication. A driver with access to their own vehicle is preferred. 

  • Hourly rate:   £10.10 p/h
  • 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. 

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