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Position 

Personal Assistant 

Job reference

HJ02/24GM

Hours 

5-9 Hours per week worked on Saturday &/or Sunday.

With some flexibility as hours may be varied according to the employer’s needs with notice 
given.

Statutory Annual leave is 5.6 weeks.

Rate 

£11.44 per hour

Area 

Daventry (NN11 Area)

About the employer 

The employer is an active young man with ASD; he is high-functioning – both works and 
drives. He now needs support with transitioning to independent living in his new home in 
Daventry.

He can be sociable but needs help & encouragement to engage with peers.

Passionate about skiing, mountains and climate change. Also interested in pursuing other 
outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking and climbing.

Main Duties 

  • To enable and empower a bright young man to access and participate in the outside 
    world, both socially and in developing his sporting interests like cycle, bike, climb & 
    ski
  • To gently challenge some of his perceptions of life to help him open up to new 
    experiences, and to reconsider his view of the world and what is possible 
  • To promote and encourage friendships and independence
  • If 9 hours/week worked, some additional help with life admin as part of developing 
    independence 

For this the successful applicant will likely possess the following attributes:

  • Proactive 
  • Sociable and confident
  • Patient, supportive & caring
  • Persuasive & with motivational skills
  • Good organisation and planning skills 
  • Reliable 
  • Flexible & adaptable

Additional employment information 

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting 
the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction. 

They will need to develop a good and trusting one to one relationship, and communicate effectively with the family.

They will need a can-do attitude and aptitude to assist the employer with his varied interests; preference will be given to someone interested in outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, cycling and climbing.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

Please note you will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you 
will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Due to the nature of the work, this position is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure. Costs 
of this will be covered.

Hours

15 hours per week. Flexible Hours available between Monday to Friday.
Some flexibility in timings required, in terms of the employer’s needs, with notice given.

Rate

£10.42 per hour

Area

Northampton (NN4 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a hearing-impaired lady living in her own home seeking a friendly and reliable PA to assist the employer with daily tasks.

A female personal assistant is sought to support her continued independent life enabling her to access the community, to shop and to attend medical appointments.

Main duties

  • Help the employer with light household duties (vacuuming, dusting, changing bedding etc.)
  • To assist with correspondence and to help with the management of finances
  • There is no personal care involved
  • To assist the employer in the preparation and cooking. Helping to maintain a balanced and attractive diet (diabetic type, low sugar diet)
  • To ensure medication is taken / to help with ordering medication
  • Any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant.

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Must be flexible, trustworthy, and active with a good sense of humour.

A can-do attitude and aptitude to assist the employer.

Car driver required to provide transport to all groups, outings and appointments, mileage will be paid on receipt of detailed mileage accounts.

Please note this role is subject to satisfactory disclosure from DBS checks.

Please note you will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Position

Personal Assistant

Job reference

YB10/05/GM1

Hours

10 hours a week worked as follows:

Monday: 8am to 10am
Tuesday: 8:30am to 10:30am (can be flexible on these days)
Wednesday: 8am to 10am
Thursday: 8:30am to 10:30am (can be flexible on these days)
Friday: 8am to 10am

Flexibility in finish times required.

There is a possibility that more hours will be available, if desired (to be discussed further at interview).

Rate

£11.00 per hour

Area

Northampton (NN2 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a young woman who has Secondary Progressive MS, living with her wife in their home in Northampton.

Main duties

The following tasks are to be undertaken with another person:

  • Hoisting (ceiling track hoist) working alongside another Personal Assistant/Carer
  • Toileting working alongside another Personal Assistant/Carer
  • Getting up, showered and dressed working alongside another Personal Assistant/Carer
  • Ensure medication is taken
  • Ensuring enough drinks are given
  • Preparing breakfast/lunch and assisting with eating
  • Any other task that the employer may reasonably request to be done, which falls within the scope of the job, as a Personal Assistant

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, reliable, flexible and able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction. To be considerate, trustworthy and responsible.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Position

Driver / Carer Personal Assistant

Job reference

YB10/05/GMB

Hours

9 hours a week worked as follows.

Monday: 10am to 11am and 3pm to 5pm - approx. 3 hours
Wednesday: 10am to 11am and 3pm to 5pm - approx. 3 hours
Friday: 10am to 11am and 3pm to 5pm - approx. 3 hours

Flexibility in finish times required.

There is a possibility that more hours will be available, if desired (to be discussed further at interview).

Rate

£11.50 per hour

Area

Northampton (NN2 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a young woman who has Secondary Progressive MS, living with her wife in their home in Northampton.

Main duties

Assist the employer, by transporting her to day centres and possibly appointments, in her own wheelchair accessible Motability van.

The following tasks are to be undertaken with another person, to put the employer to bed after the day centre visit:

  • Hoisting (ceiling track hoist)
  • Toileting
  • Ensure medication is taken
  • Ensuring a drink is given if required
  • Any other task that the employer may reasonably request to be done, which falls within the scope of the job, as a Personal Assistant

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, reliable, flexible and able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction. To be considerate, trustworthy and responsible.

You must have a full clean driving licence and be comfortable in driving the employer’s large, manually geared, Motability Vehicle. Insurance age restrictions apply.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Position

Weekend Female Personal Assistant

Job reference

YB10/05/GM2

Hours

4 hours to 6 hours per weekend, worked as follows:

Saturdays: 9am to 11am/midday (can be flexible with start between 8:45am and 9:15am)

Sundays: 9am to 11am/midday (can be flexible with start between 8:45am and 9:15am)

Flexibility in start and finish times needed. Can be discussed further at interview.

2 positions available.

Rate

£13.50 per hour

Area

Northampton (NN2 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a young woman who has Secondary Progressive MS, living with her wife in their home in Northampton.

A female Personal Assistant to work weekends is sought, to carry out the following tasks;

Main duties

  • Hoisting (ceiling track hoist) *
  • Showering
  • Getting the Employer up and dressed *
  • Toileting
  • Giving drinks as required
  • Preparing/giving breakfast and assisting the Employer with eating
  • Any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant

Please note the duties marked with an Asterix (*) will be worked alongside with another PA/Carer.

Experience of using a hoist is preferred, although full instruction will be given.

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Hours

Up to 16 hours per week. Worked over mainly weekdays.

Some flexibility given with the possibility of some shifts fitting around school runs.

Rate

£10.42 per hour

Area

East Northampton (NN3) area.

About the employer

I am an outgoing friendly person who needs support in managing my daily life following an accident which has left me with physical difficulties so that I need to use a wheelchair out of doors. I also have difficulty thinking and planning and managing stress. It is important to me that my wishes and opinions are respected while at the same time I am supported when I am struggling to cope.

Main duties

I need help with all household chores including cleaning, clothes washing, changing bed linen, cooking a main meal and washing up.

I need support to make a weekly meal plan and help with shopping.

I pay my bills by online banking and need support with this.

I need support to arrange medical appointments and assistance to get to them.

Meeting up with friends

Additional employment information

A competent driver with use of a reliable car is essential.

Mileage allowance will be paid for travel while carrying out duties.

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

Please note you will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Position

Personal Assistant

Job reference

RA07/18JH

Hours

4 Hours per week worked on a weekday. Times are flexible and agreed, with notice, weekly.

Rate

£10.42 per hour

Area

Northampton (NN3 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a lady living in her own home in Northampton.

She is a wheelchair user.

A personal assistant is sought to support her continued independent life .

Main duties

  • Accompanying on local shopping trips and outings, where the employer will use her disability scooter.
  • Cleaning and household chores around the home.
  • Any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant.

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

Please note you will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Hours

30 to 40 Hours per week worked over Monday to Thursday.

Rate

£15.00 per hour

Area

Northampton (NN4 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a young man with learning difficulties and sometimes challenging behaviours. He lives in the family home, employing a team of support workers throughout the week.

He has no road sense or stranger danger awareness and so supervision at all times while out of the home to ensure his safety is essential.

A vacancy for a worker to cover Monday to Thursday daytimes has arisen. Other shifts may be available after the satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

Main duties

  • Supervise the employer while he has his breakfast and other morning routines
  • Help with cleaning and tidying the kitchen afterwards, as necessary
  • Support with activities at home
  • Help him to dress for the outdoors
  • Drive the employer to his day centre and support with involving him in activities there
  • Supervise his lunchtime there
  • Drive the employer on outings in the afternoon as above
  • Any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support and ideally experienced with managing challenging behaviours. These present mainly as stubbornness and not physical challenges.

A driver with full driving licence is essential; preferably with the use of a reliable car.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

Please note you will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting.

The Council is not the employer.

West Northamptonshire Council advertises personal assistant vacancies on behalf of people who require assistance with care at home or while they're out and about.

Some of our vacancies require that you have a full driving licence and a car. This information is outlined within the roles.

When you have identified a role that you wish to apply for, please take note of the job reference number and then scroll down to the bottom of this page, where you will be able to submit your application.

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Job details

Position

Personal Assistant

Job reference

AK06/20/UL

Hours

6 to 8 hours per week worked afternoons after 4:30pm (after school), which could include doubled hours during school holiday.

Rate

£10.42 per hour pay rate may be higher based on experience.

Area

Northampton (NN3 Area)

About the employer

The employer is the parent of a 8 year old autistic boy with limited understanding.

An experienced special needs tutor for 1:1 support, who will be able to help him use pecs for communication.

Main duties

  • to assist the employer’s son with outdoor activities in the garden, or out walking
  • to assists the employer’s son with indoor activities such as puzzles, painting etc.
  • occasional help/supervision with showering, dressing, toileting and feeding (with mother present at all times)
  • a full clean driving license and use a car is essential
  • any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will have experience with autistic children. Must be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting independence but also able to take instruction.

A can-do attitude and aptitude to assist the employer’s son with activities are needed with a willingness to help him explore new activities, joining in when appropriate.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

Please note this role is subject to satisfactory disclosure from DBS checks.

Please note you will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting.

West Northamptonshire Council is not the employer.

Position

Personal Assistant 

Job reference

AK06/20/GM

Hours

8-10 hrs a week / weekends (2-3 days a week for 2-4 hours or flexibility according to availability). Hours can be increased during school holidays.

Rate

£12 per hour

Area

Northampton (NN3 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a family of a 9-year-old autistic boy who starts saying some words.

An experienced special needs tutor for 1:1 support to very happy boy.

Main Duties 

  • To assist the employer’s son with outdoor activities in the garden or out walking
  • To assist the employer’s son with indoor activities such as puzzles, painting etc 
  • Occasional help or supervision with taking shower, dressing up, using a toilet and feeding with mother to be present at all times
  • Preferable person will have a full clean driving licence and a car but this is not essential 
  • Any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will have experience with autistic children. Must be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s son independence but also able to take instruction. 

A can-do attitude and aptitude to assist the employer’s son with activities are needed with a willingness to help him explore new activities, joining in when appropriate.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

Please note this role is subject to satisfactory disclosure from DBS checks.

Please note you will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. West Northamptonshire Council is not the employer.

Position

Personal Assistant

Job reference

GJ08/23/GM

Hours

6 hours per week during school term and 8hrs during school holiday.

Rate

£10.42 per hour.

Area

Northampton (NN3 Area)

About the employer

Looking for Female PA to support 7-year-old with ASD who is nonverbal.

The working pattern is subject to change in 48 hours’ notice examples of this can be as follows:

Saturday 10:30am to 1:30pm and Sunday 9am to midday
Saturday 9am to 3pm
Sunday 9am to 3pm

Main duties

  • To assist the employer’s son with outdoor activities like walks around local parks with push chair provided, swimming or trampolining
  • Any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant
  • The applicant will need to be available over the weekend who is flexible, full licence - also, able to provide clear concise communication regarding the child and attend meetings about the child

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will have experience with autistic children. Must be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting independence but also able to take instruction.

A can-do attitude and aptitude to assist the employer’s daughter with activities are needed with a willingness to help him explore new activities, joining in when appropriate.

Must be flexible, trustworthy, and active with a good sense of humour.

This role is subject to satisfactory disclosure from DBS checks.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Position

Personal Assistant / Care assistant

Job reference

SW11/04JH Sun

Hours

10 Hours per week worked each Sunday from 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Rate

£15 per hour

Area

Northampton (NN4 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a young man with learning difficulties and sometimes challenging behaviours. He lives in the family home, employing a team of support workers throughout the week.

He has no road sense or stranger danger awareness and so supervision at all times while out of the home to ensure his safety is essential.

A vacancy for a Sunday worker has arisen. Other shifts may be available after satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

Main duties

  • Supervise the employer while he has his breakfast and other morning routines
  • Help with cleaning and tidying the kitchen afterwards, as necessary
  • Drive the employer on outings to country parks and other outdoor leisure venues
  • Supervise his lunchtimes and support as with breakfast
  • Drive the employer on outings in the afternoon as above
  • Any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant.

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support and preferably experienced with managing challenging behaviours. These present mainly as stubbornness and not physical challenges.

A driver with full driving licence, aged 25 years plus for insurance purposes, is essential to drive the employer in his mobility car.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

Please note you will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Position

Personal Assistant

Job reference

MR03/24JH

Hours

6 hours term-time; 10 hours non term-time.
Applications invited from people able to work part of these hours as available.

Rate

£11.44 per hour

Area

Northampton (NN3 Area)

About the employer

A young man, M, 17 years of age needs support to engage in energetic leisure activities, giving the employer, his full time carer and mother, occasional respite from her caring role.

A personal assistant is sought to support M. The likely candidate will share M’s interest in physical exercise, able and willing to join in with him at times.

Main duties

To accompany, and possibly join in with, M in his favourite pastimes at the gym , trampolining and other physically active pursuits.

  • ensure his safety at all times as M has limited awareness of dangers when out in the community
  • supporting with M’s access of the local community
  • any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant.

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, and resilient to his occasional challenging behaviours.

A can-do attitude and aptitude to assist and supervise M with his interests is needed with a willingness to help him explore new activities, joining in when appropriate.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

Please note you will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

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Last updated 10 April 2024