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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.

Person Assistant induction course

If you are interested in becoming a PA we are running a PA induction course on various Fridays throughout 2019 in South Tyneside, 9.30am - 3.30pm. The one day course will look at:

  • what is the PA role?
  • safeguarding
  • accredited first aid qualification

The aim is to have more PA's ready to work in South Tyneside and help you have a good understanding of your role.

If you can't attend a Friday induction please contact Disability North on 0191 284 0480 or reception@disabilitynorth.org.uk as they also provide a Person Assistant course.

For more information contact Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk

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

For information about individual care packages that we can match you to, email Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk


 

Personal Assistant (189963)

Female Support Worker is required to support female with TBI - continued rehabilitation (brain injury).

  • Hours:          16-24 hours per week (flexibility essential)
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Holidays:      5.6 weeks per year
  • Area:            Whitburn

For an application or for further information, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


Personal Assistant (220975)

Personal Assistant required for 4 hours on a Saturday (there has been given an increase to 8 hours for 6 weeks which would be a Sunday too) 7 year old boy with autism.

  • Hours:          4 hours per week (8 hours during temp increase)
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Holidays:      5.6 weeks per year
  • Area:            South Shields

For an application or for further information, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


Personal Assistant (21251)

Personal Assistant (s) required to support a lady in her 40s with her 11 year old daughter, morning support and school drop offs and pick ups. Hours flexible but is looking at 7-9 am and 3-5pm for school times. Would like to work with 2 members of staff so there is cover for each shift. Car Driver Essential.

  • Hours:          34.00 (2 staff)
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Holidays:      5.6 weeks per year
  • Area:            South Shields

For an application or for further information, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


Male or Female Personal Assistant (8703)

A male or female personal assistant is required to assist a 37yr old male with accessing social activities within the community. Hours are Wednesday (2hrs 4.30pm - 6.30pm) and Saturday (2.5 hrs 9.00am - 11.30am) for winter months, Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday (summer months). This man is in training and is requiring someone who will be able to throw and catch a medicine ball and other equipment. Applicant must also be a car driver and be willing to drive a disabled van (Peugeot Boxer) and some personal care may be required.

  • Hours:          16 hours per week
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Holidays:      5.6 weeks per year
  • Area:           Hebburn

For an application or for further information, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


Personal Assistant (2005889)

A Personal assistant is required to support an 18 year old man with a learning disability to access swimming on a Sunday, Car driving required 3 hours per week.

  • Hours:          3 hours per week (Sunday)
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Area:            Boldon

For an application or for further information, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


Personal Assistant (68534)

A personal assistants is required for approx 8 hours per week (flexible) for a lady from the south shields area

  • Hours:          8 hours per week
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Area:            South Shields

For an application or for further information, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


Personal Assistants (210897)

Two female personal assistants are required to support a gentleman with all aspects of daily living. Hours are 5 mornings per week from 9 o clock onwards for approximately 2.5 hours.  There will be some double up work required and hours will be split between two PA's. Job role will include supporting the service users out of bed, washing and dressing and making breakfast and medicine prompts.  Further information will be provided from the family.

  • Hours:          5 days, 9am to 11.30am
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Area:            Hebburn

For an application or for further information, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


Personal Assistant (2007103)

A male personal assistant is required to support a young male with personal care tasks and social activities. Someone with a common interest in football would be an advantage, as would a driving licence enabling use of the mobility vehicle.  Experience in using a hoist is also essential.

  • Hours:          14 hours (Mon to Fri)
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Area:            Jarrow

For an application or for further information, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


Personal Assistant (171566)

A personal assistant is required to support an 89year old female with medication prompts and support to prepare her evening meal.  Job role also includes support with some personal care tasks.   Flexibility around working hours may be required but will generally be: 6:00pm to 7pm Monday to Saturday & 1 hour Saturday and Sunday morning to support with personal care and medication. 

  • Hours:          8.0 hours
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Area:            Whitburn

For an application or for further information, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.


Personal Assistant (161548) - Holiday cover

Looking for a personal assistant for a 17 year old boy with autism, to support with cover during the school holidays, week commencing October 29th.   Support would be ideally be 8am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, however parents are happy to discuss any cover during this period. PA would require a current DBS and to have experience of working with autism. Parents will provide further information

  • Hours:          8am to 4pm
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Area:           Whitburn

For an application or for further information, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user 


Male Personal Assistant (165815)

A male personal assistant is required to support a 13year boy with ADHD and dyspraxia.  Support is require to enable access to community activities and therefore a car driver with access to a vehicle would be advantageous.  Our service user enjoys adventurous activities such as rock climbing and paint balling.  A personal assistant with experience of working with young people with ADHD is essential.

  • Hours:          3.0 hours
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Area:            South Shields

For an application or for further information, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.


Personal Assistant (206538) 3 month contract only

A personal assistant is required to support a 9 year boy with PDA (Pathological demand avoidance).  Support is required to aid in the transport to school each morning between 8:30am to 10am. A personal assistant with experience of working with young people with PDA and/or autism is essential.  There may also be additional support hours required during school holidays.

  • Hours:          7 hours
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Area:            South Shields

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.


Personal Assistant (2012014)

A male personal assistant is required to support a gentleman to social activities, including playing pool/darts and assisting in the garden in the summer time. Hours are 6 per week gentleman is flexible over days/times. Car user would be preferred.

  • Hours:          6.00 hours
  • Hourly rate:  £8.40 per hour
  • Area:            Boldon

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.


 

Personal Assistant -  (166419)

We are looking for a personal assistant to assist a gentleman in his 40s with all aspects of his morning care routine.  Our service user suffers from MS and requires support to get out of bed, washed, dressed and for support with preparing breakfast.  .  Hours will be 1.5 hours Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

  • Hours:             4.5 Hours
  • Holidays:         5.6 weeks per year
  • Hourly Rate:    £8.40 per hour
  • Area:               Hebburn

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.


 

Personal Assistant - (2008059)

We are looking for a personal assistant to work a gentleman with Motor Neuron Disease. 2 x 4 hours social each week. Enjoys cinema, people watching in the pub or reading the paper but would need assistance in turning pages, 60s and 70s music. Car user essential.  

  • Hours:             8.00 per week
  • Holidays:         5.6 weeks per year
  • Hourly Rate:    £8.40 per hour
  • Area:              Jarrow

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.


 

Personal Assistants - (98395)

We are looking for part time personal assistants to support our service user with all aspects of daily living.  Our service user requires 24 hour support in his own home, which includes tracheotomy and ventilation care. Previous experience of providing this care would be advantageous, however full training will be provided. Our service user also uses a track hoist for transfers.

  • Hours:             To be confirmed with employer
  • Holidays:         5.6 weeks per year
  • Hourly Rate:    NMW to £11.70 per hour, dependent on experience 
  • Area:              Jarrow

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.


 

Personal Assistants - (161336)

Looking for a personal assistant for a a girl of 17 years old 4 hours per week for cinema, clubs, amusements etc. Flexible approach as she does have epilepsy (training can be provided if required for this) car owner preferred but not essential.

  • Hours:            4.00 hours
  • Holidays:         n/a
  • Hourly Rate:    £8.40
  • Area:              South Shields

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user. 


Personal Assistants - (2007309)

Looking for a male personal assistant for a Wednesday or Friday afternoon for 4 hours social to include public transport training

  • Hours:            4.00 hours
  • Holidays:         n/a
  • Hourly Rate:    £8.40
  • Area:              Cleadon

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk Quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user. 


 

Personal Assistants - (30168)

"M is a gentleman in his 60s who is preparing to move into his own home very soon. M is young-at-heart and enjoys an active lifestyle, enjoying trips out to the play pool, local social groups, arts and crafts, gardening, and going to the cinema. He has a moderate learning disability, with visual and hearing impairments and difficulties with verbal communication. We are looking for, ideally, male support workers with experience of supporting people with learning disabilities. Candidates with NVQ2 or above would be preferred. Standard hours would be around 26 hours per week, with regular opportunity for overtime to cover colleagues' annual leave.

Support workers will be employed via Ashdown Care, a reputable and established employer offering a full and comprehensive training programme for their staff."

  • Hours:             26.00 hours approx
  • Holidays:         n/a
  • Hourly Rate:    £8.41
  • Area:              South Shields

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council. This is through an agency.


Personal Assistants - (7225)

Our service user is looking for a Personal Assistant to support with morning personal care. The job role includes transfers (using a hoist), wash hair, shave, brush teeth and apply cream. Hours are 7 per week between the times of 7.45 to 8.45

  • Hours:            7.0 hours per week
  • Holidays:         5.6weeks
  • Hourly Rate:    £8.40
  • Area:              Hebburn

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user. 


Female Personal Assistants - (171895)

Mon-Sun 8-8.45 am x 45 minutes to support with personal care, dressing and breakfast including feeding x 2 carers.

Mon-Sun 11.00 -12.30 pm = 1.5 hour X 2 carers to support with personal care - rolled on bed, cream applied, change pad, clean teeth, hoisting & meal/drink preparation. Carer to support our service user with her exercise regime at lunch calls under the OT's recommendation.

Mon-Sun 17:00-18:30 pm 1.5 hour X 2carers to support with personal care, rolled on bed to apply cream, change pad, hoisting and meal/drink preparation. Carer to support Clare with her exercise regime

Mon-Sun 9.30-10.15pm 45mins x 2carers support with personal care, change pad, drink and snack. To ensure that our service user is being supported with positioning in her bed.

  • Hours:            as stated above
  • Holidays:         5.6weeks
  • Hourly Rate:    £8.40
  • Area                Boldon

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user. 


 

Personal Assistants - (91159)

Looking for Personal assistants to work on a 2:1 ratio with a 17 year old with ASD, ADHD, Severe Learning Difficulties and challenging behaviour. 3 hours per session, 2 evenings per week and 5 hours social on a weekend. Wage is negotiable at interview. 11 hours per week (22 hours as 2 PA's required)

  • Hours:            as above
  • Holidays:         5.6weeks
  • Hourly Rate:    Neg
  • Area:              Hebburn

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.  


Personal Assistant - (13356)

Our service user is looking to recruit a personal assistant to cover part of his care package.  Support would be required on a Tuesday and Thursday morning between 8am and 9am and may require some personal care.

  • Hours:            1.0 per week
  • Holidays:         5.6 weeks
  • Hourly Rate:    8.40 per hour
  • Area:              Jarrow

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.  


Personal Assistants - (36588)

2 personal assistants are required to support our service user with Medication prompts, meal at all calls and personal care support (to be offered at all calls although he often declines this).  calls are required at the following times 7am, 11am, 3pm and 7pm and are 1 hour each.

  • Hours:            As stated above
  • Holidays:         5.6 weeks
  • Hourly Rate:    8.40 per hour
  • Area:              Boldon

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.  


 

Personal Assistant - (2005889)

Looking for a personal assistant to work with a 19 year old male with a severe LD, autism and scoliosis. Weekend work for 6 hours and also additional 15 hours in college holidays. Ideally candidate would have knowledge of autism but training can be provided, but a friendly personality and willingness to learn would work well. Potential for more hours am and pm if interested.

  • Hours:            6.00 hours weekends + 15 hours in college holidays
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks
  • Hourly Rate:   8.40 per hour
  • Area:             Boldon

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.  


Personal Assistant - (231882)

Looking for a personal assistant to work with a profoundly deaf 6 year old boy who uses cochlear implants. Currently resides outside of South Tyneside and the family are looking for somebody to support as a deaf role model and develop his communication skills. BSL Level 2 qualification is essential as is enhanced DBS check. Hours 2-4 hours weekend work. Some behaviour management would be preferred.

  • Hours:            2-4 hours weekend work
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks
  • Hourly Rate:   up to £10.30/hour depending on experience
  • Area:             Ouston

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.  


 

Personal Assistant - (198342)

Looking for a personal assistant to accompany a 65 year old gentleman to the Sunderland Football Matches. This will be for 5 hours per week social

  • Hours:            5 hours per week
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks
  • Hourly Rate:   8.40 Per Hour
  • Area:             South Shields

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.  


 

Personal Assistant - (5016166)

Looking for a personal assistant to for a 14 year old girl with autism. 2.00 hours per week after school or weekends and school holidays. Social time and to promote independence.

  • Hours:            2.00 hours per week
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks
  • Hourly Rate:   8.40 Per Hour
  • Area:             Jarrow

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.  


Personal Assistant - (8703)

A personal assistant is required to assist a 37 year old man and the role is to support and assist with attending Gateshead Harriers Athletics for training and throwing competitions. Role includes driving adapted mobility vehicle (Ford Tornado), support attending gym, loading and unloading equipment, occasional personal care and also supporting in other social activities. Up to 16 hours per week core hours April to October Wednesday and Saturday 9am - 12noon, winter months Wednesday 4pm - 6.30pm and Saturday 9am - 11am. All other hours are flexible.

  • Hours:            6 - 16 hours per week
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks
  • Hourly Rate:   8.40 Per Hour
  • Area:             Hebburn

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user.   


Personal Assistants x 2  - (5015931)

Two personal assistants are required to support a 9 year old girl with autism, support is to be delivered on a 2:1 basis.  Cover is required for the last four weeks of the school holidays to support with accessing community activities such as walks, arts and crafts, make up, beach visits and possibly swimming.  Some personal care will also be involved including prompting for toileting.     Experience of working with children with autism and sensory issues would be beneficial as our service user can be sensitive to sounds and light which can trigger challenging behaviours.  Experience and training in the following areas would also be beneficial for this job role: autism, managing challenging/aggressive behaviours, child restraint.  Our service user also experiences some food allergies which would need to be monitored during outings.

  • Hours :           12.5 hours per week per PA
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks (pro rata)
  • Hourly Rate:   8.40 Per Hour
  • Area:             Jarrow/Gateshead

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


 

Male Personal Assistant - (100504) Holiday Cover

A male personal assistant is required to support a 68 year old gentleman who requires support with all aspects of daily living after suffering an aneurism and stroke. Personal care will be an element of this job role, as well as accessing community activties. Support will be required for 26 hours per week for holiday periods, generally 5 weeks per year, which are frequently taken during June and September.

  • Hours :           26 hours per week
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks (pro rata)
  • Hourly Rate:   £8.40 Per Hour
  • Area:             Hebburn

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


Personal Assistant (107172)

A personal assistant is required to support a gentleman of 72 years of age in the Boldon area. 2 PA's already in place and would like another to join the small team. Rota in place but looking for 2 days per week, 45 mins am around 8.30 - 9.30, 30 mins around 4 hours later for lunch and a 30 mins call around 5 to 6. Hours per week 3.30 but with potential to increase.

  • Hours :           Min of 3.5 hours per week
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks (pro rata)
  • Hourly Rate:   £8.40 Per Hour
  • Area:             Boldon

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


Personal Assistant (5000746)

We are looking for somebody to support a family with learning disabilities (parents) and a 4 year old young girl. 7 hours per week which would be 7.30am for 30 mins and 7.30pm for 30 mins to observe parents giving correct dose of meds and encourage parents to keep a seizure diary. Home conditions to be monitoried and reported to social work

  • Hours :           7.00 hours per week
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks (pro rata)
  • Hourly Rate:   £8.40 Per Hour
  • Area:             Boldon

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user


Personal Assistant (2008409)

Looking for a personal assistant to support a gentleman with dementia 65 years old for 6 hours social per week. Car owner would be advantageous. Interested in gardening and music. Open to meeting like minded person to give much needed carer relief.

  • Hours :           6.00 hours per week
  • Holidays:        5.6 weeks (pro rata)
  • Hourly Rate:   £8.40 Per Hour
  • Area:             Jarrow

For an application, please contact the Self Directed Support Team at Self.DirectedSupportTeam@southtyneside.gov.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through South Tyneside Council but through the Individual Service user



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