A Personal Assistant (sometimes called a PA or a Support Worker) is employed by people who need social care, either because of their age or disability, to enable them to live as independently as possible.
Personal Assistants carry out a wide range of tasks as required by the employer, including support with things such as:
- washing and getting dressed
- supported feeding
- supporting people to go out and about so they have greater independence and the ability to live their life more fully.
The key skills needed for being a PA are the ability to listen, be flexible and show a willingness to learn and respond.
Choices and Rights Disability Coalition (CARDC) are an organisation run and controlled exclusively by disabled people in the Hull and East Riding area. One of their key roles is to support disabled people and their families to employ Personal Assistants, so they can live independent lives. To assist with the recruitment of Personal Assistants (PA’s) for people who are using a Direct Payment or a Personal Health Budget (PHB, they have developed a bespoke database of potential PAs. The user-friendly site that has useful information for anyone looking to work as a PA, in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire region. Part time/flexible and Full time positions are advertised daily.
If you would like more information about social care careers as a Personal Assistant, why not find out more by checking out The Personal Assistant Database (Hull & East Riding) powered and developed by Choices and Rights Disability Coalition (CARDC).