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Personal Social Care Assistant

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Job Description

Ref: AS/005/RI



Job Title            Social Care Personal Assistant


Location             Scotswood


Hours                 6 hours per week in School Term Time

                           8 hours per week in School Holidays


Rate of Pay        10.00 per hour



Purpose of Job


My son is a happy 10-year-old who loves slapstick humour. He really enjoys being outside just about anywhere as long as there are interesting things for him to see and he is on the move.


He likes going to Newcastle to look at the shops and to watch the street musicians just as much as going out to the coast or going to parks, National Trust properties, museums, and places like Beamish.


Other activities that he enjoys are going to the Alan Shearer centre, especially the hydro pool as he loves swimming and trampolining. He is always happy to try new things and broaden his interests. My son also enjoys eating out, his favourite place to go is Ask Italia in Newcastle for their dairy free pasta with tomato sauce and peas followed by a sorbet. He also likes to travel on metros and buses.


Your role will be to support him to do the things that he enjoys either out in the community or in the home. This may be working alongside me and us both taking him out or you are supporting him by yourself.

When he’s at home he loves books and really enjoys listening to stories, he also loves music and watching his favourite programs on T.V (not for too long though!) and messy play.


My son needs help with all aspects of daily living. He mainly communicates using Pecs’s symbols and Makaton signs to tell you what he wants and needs. He can use some words and can understand things being said to him if it is put to him in a very direct and simple way.

My son also requires assistance with all aspects of his Personal Care. When out of the home, this can involve changing his nappy on the floor of disabled toilets and this is not something he enjoys and does not always want to cooperate with the process so it can be quite a physical process.


The detailed Job Description with all of the information about the job and application form can be obtained by contacting quoting job reference


Please complete and return the application pack as quickly as possible.


Positions are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS criminal record check.