Job Details - Direct Payments Personal Assistant

Direct Payments Personal Assistant

Ref: N/A

Salary: : £8.72 per hour
Closing Date: 12:00, 31 December 2020

If you are looking for a flexible and rewarding job role in the social care sector, you may be interested in becoming a Personal Assistant.

A Personal Assistant (PA) supports someone because of their age or disability to enable them to live as independently as possible. The majority of PAs are employed to support people with tasks such as domestic chores (e.g. cooking, cleaning, shopping) and assisting people to carry out social activities. Being employed as a PA is not just about supporting someone with their personal care (e.g. assisting someone to wash and get dressed) but includes a wide range of tasks to help people achieve their individual outcomes and goals.

People choose to become PAs for a number of reasons including a good rate of pay, not needing previous experience, flexible working opportunities, training prospects and being able to work locally. It’s also a way of gaining on-the-job experience relevant in many careers such as childcare, mentoring, nursing, psychology, customer service, personal training, community development and social work. You’ll be gaining invaluable skills while also helping people to live independently and achieve the things that matter to them.

There are a range of different positions available located throughout Port Talbot, Neath, Pontardawe and the surrounding valley areas. Positions available can vary from 3 hours per week part-time contracts to 37 hours per week full-time contracts. Hours can be during the week or during evenings and weekends and can fit flexibly around your other commitments such as studying, childcare and other employment.

PAs are employed directly by people who receive a Direct Payment to arrange and pay for their support. Personal Assistants are not employed by Neath Port Talbot Council.

To find out more about the currently available PA jobs in your area please go to:

www.npt.gov.uk/7305.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a PA then you can contact the Direct Payment Support Service on 01639 686812 or by emailing pa-registration@npt.gov.uk

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Directorate:Advertised on behalf of individual employers by the Direct Payments Support Service
Hours:Variable
Contract:PERMANENT Please note there are various contracts avaiable including part time, temporary, fixed term contracrs
Location:Various locations throughout NPT