Personal Care Assistant jobs (direct payments)

Become a Personal Assistant and change someone's life
 

Any Gateshead resident who is eligible for a direct payment personal care budget can choose to employ their own Personal Assistant to help with their day-to-day care. For some, this gives them control of how they spend their care budget in a way that supports their independence. 

Personal Assistants play a valuable role. All Personal Assistants are employed directly by the individual and therefore the roles can be very varied depending on their individual need. Personal Assistants roles can include tasks such as:

  • general care and support
  • support with social support and activities
  • domestic support
  • helping with personal care
  • meal preparation


These are paid employment roles. They could be part time or full time and may require flexible hours as each role is tailored to the individual. The pay per hour is above minimum wage. If training is required, as part of the role, then this can be arranged.
 

Current vacancies:

Personal Assistant

• Job reference: 6192   • Application closing date:30th March 2019    • Package £9 - 9.50 per hour

Hours: 16 hours per week minimum to be worked as part of a 24 hour rota. Monday to Sunday.

Area: Wardley, Gateshead

An opportunity has arisen to join an established 24/7 staff team to support me in all aspects of daily living.

Working in a friendly environment you will provide support in all aspects of personal care and daily living.

I use a power wheelchair and require the use of a hoist for transfers.

Ideally I am looking for someone with previous experience but training will be given.

You must be able to drive and will be required to drive my motability car.

Due to insurance requirements you must have a clean driving licence.

A key part of the role will be to accompany me to Sunderland Royal Hospital, whilst there you will have two hours where discreet support will be required, being on hand should I need you.

 

For an application or for further information, please contact the Directed Payments Team at dprecruitment@gateshead.gov.uk or 0191 433 2314.

The applicant is required to have the characteristics set out which are deemed an occupational requirement of the role in compliance with the provisions of The  Equality Act 2010.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this position, expense to be met by the employer .

For an application pack or for further information please contact the Direct Payment Team at DPRecruitment@gateshead.gov.uk or 0191 433 2314.

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Female Support Worker 9642

• Job reference: 9642  • Application closing date: 28/02/2019 • Package: 16 hours per week, £8.57 per hour

Based in the Greenside area, the successful candidate will assist and work closely with the employer in their own home. Duties and requirements will be to assist with a mixture of personal care, domestic tasks, attending social activities and medical appointments, also support to occasionally assist with child supervision.

Daily work will be around the employer's home and out and about in the community. The hours of work will usually be Monday to Sunday between 7 am and 11 am working pattern is 4 days on 4 days off, however flexibility with working times is required to cover sickness and holidays.

The successful candidate will be required to be able to work both independently as well as part of a team, possess good time keeping skills and initiative as well as being able to perform tasks that involve moving and handling and personal care.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this position, expense to be met to the employer.

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

For an application pack or for further information please contact the Direct Payment Team at DPRecruitment@gateshead.gov.uk Or 0191 433 2314.

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1 Female Personal Assistant

• Job reference: 00202224  • Application closing date: Friday 1st March 2019   £7.83 per hour

Based in the Ryton area, the successful candidate will assist and work closely with a disabled woman in her own home to enable independent living. Duties and requirements will be to assist with making meals, domestic tasks and to support with attendance at social activities, medical appointments and to attend College.

Companionship will be a large part of this role but there will be some elements of home care involved as well.

Daily work will be in and around the employer's home, and out and about in the community, Some flexibility with working times will be required to cover sickness and holidays.

Working time for this post is on a two-week rota basis covering;

Week one - Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday

Week two - Wednesday and Thursday

All shifts 4-11pm.

Successful candidate will be required to be able to work both independently as well as part of a team, possess good time keeping skills and initiative, as well as being able to perform tasks that involve moving and handling.

A full, clean driving license is essential as you will be required to drive the employer's vehicle when required. Applications are accepted from females aged 25+ for insurance purposes

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this position, expense to be met by employer.

The applicant is required to have the characteristics set out which are deemed an occupational requirement of the role in compliance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010

For an application pack or for further information please contact the Direct Payment Team at DPRecruitment@gateshead.gov.uk Or 0191 433 2314.

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For more information

Contact the direct payments team on:

0191 433 2314
directpaymentenquiries@gateshead.gov.uk

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