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Personal Assistant

Location: Sunderland, North East Rate of Pay: £9.00 per hour

Hours per Week: 12

Job Reference: SUN1429929MB1 Expires: 17th October 2018

About the Employer

I am a 61 years of age gentleman with a moderate learning disability.

I am seeking to employ a Personal Assistant to offer me companionship and support me in accessing the community for the social aspects of my day to day life

I reside with my wife, in the Sunderland area and both she and I work part time. My wife also has a learning disability and at times our relationship can become strained, so time out with our PA, allows space and ability to access our individual interests. On our days off, we both access separately the support of our own Personal Assistant, to enable us to pursue new experiences including social activities of our choice.

In addition I have a family member who is our dedicated guardian that will support me in my role as an employer, providing guidance and advice to the successful PA about the support I require, during induction and throughout the probationary period.

I am very independent and do not require assistance with personal care or domestic duties. I am able to arrange the activities I would like to access and can travel independently to and from arranged meeting points or attendance to a venue.

My sessions will be predominantly around social engagement and general day to day interests and tasks in the community.

I enjoy going into the town, going to coffee shops and people watching.

The sessions will be predominantly led by me, the PA will be required to assist and help me plan my sessions week by week.

Summary of Duties

Duties will include:

I enjoy a range of activities and require someone willing to accompany me on activities such as

·         ten Pin Bowling

·         going to the cinema

·         going to the town and looking round shops

·         going out for meals and coffee shops

·         weekends away

The Person They Are Looking For

I am looking for a personal assistant who is friendly, outgoing and has a really positive outlook on life.

They should have a strong character and understanding of the impact a learning disability can have on an individual.

My PA will need to be punctual and committed as continuity is very important to me

The PA I am seeking should have experience in the care sector and a pleasant nature. They should show initiative and enthusiasm and have a good sense of humour and ability to engage on a one to one basis


Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered).

Expenses associated to agreed activities will be met by the service user and employer.

The Times Required

Wednesday 4 hrs

Thursday 4 hrs

Friday or Sunday 4 hrs


Session times may be negotiated and agreed week by week

or discussed and agreed at interview

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