Work as a Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant (PA) roles are varied, challenging and rewarding. Every day is different, but you will always be supporting your employer, a disabled person, to lead the life that they choose.

PAs support disabled people to do daily activities that they may be unable or find difficult to do alone. Specific responsibilities are decided by the employer but this could include tasks such as helping around the house, driving to appointments, some personal care or even accompanying them to the cinema. 

Previous experience isn’t always necessary with this role, as much as reliability, willingness to learn and a positive attitude.

Roles are usually part time, and are sometimes flexible so could be fitted in around other responsibilities – as agreed with the employer.

See our Frequently Asked Questions  for more information about working as a PA.

Please see below for current vacancies for PAs in Bristol and the surrounding areas – these are organised by amount of hours per week (p/w) and the location of the role.  If you have any questions you can get in touch with the team on 0117 947 9933 or email PAjobs@wecil.co.uk

Please note  – with all of these roles, the employer is the disabled person who you will be working for. WECIL supports the disabled person in this process but is not the employer itself. 

 

Personal Assistant Register

WECIL will be holding a register of people interested in being considered for Personal Assistance work. This register will be made available to Disabled people and Parents looking for staff who may then make contact with those listed. The work is rewarding and enables Disabled people to have real independence and inclusion in community life.

PA Register Application Form

Current Job Vacancies

Fishponds – 6hrs p/w

Personal Assistant required in Fishponds, BS16, to support 18yr old disabled female with Austism to access the community and develop her interests and social circle.

Up to 6hrs per week, days and times to be discussed.

My client has many hobbies and interests such as cinema, bowling, shopping and socialising. She has a great sense of humour and is very chatty.

An enthusiastic PA who can use their initiative to encourage my client to participate in activities and promote wellbeing. The ideal candidate will be adaptable to my client’s needs, working to build her confidence and expand her social circle.

Some personal care may be involved. Female carer only – this advert complies with the Equality Act 2010.

Car driver preferred but not essential.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

Rates of Pay:       

Rate of pay £9.00 per hour.

Job Application 

Job Description 

Emersons Green – 10hrs p/w

Personal Assistant/Support Worker required for female with Learning Disability in Emersons Green, BS16, to access the community and offer respite for family.

Up to 10hrs per week, flexible days and times to be discussed.

£8.60 per hour.

PA will be lone working and providing companionship to access the community and encouragement to engage in social activities such as social clubs, craft clubs, cookery clubs and getting out and about in the local area.

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Job Description/Person Specification 

Job Advert 

Bath - waking nights

Waking Night Personal Assistant/Support Worker required for 17yr old female with Aspergers and complex needs living in Bath, BA2, to provide emotional support and offer respite for the family.

Waking Night position will begin at once per week, moving onto once fortnightly then once a month. Days and times to be discussed but mainly Fridays/Saturdays.

PA will be lone working and providing care and support to the client who has difficulty being alone at night.

The ideal candidate will be mature in nature and have experience and understanding of acute anxiety and other complex needs. 

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

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Job Description 

Emersons Green – 6hrs p/w

Personal Assistant/Support Worker required for lively and energetic 5yr old boy with ASD in Emersons Green, BS16, to access the community and offer respite and support for the family.

Up to 6hrs per week during school holidays, exact days and times to be discussed but mostly Tuesday and Thursday daytimes during school holidays.

PA will sometimes be lone working but largely attending trips as extra support to family. The PA will be providing companionship to access the community and encouragement to engage in social activities such as soft play, play parks and the general outdoors. Some personal care may apply to the role.

The child is a happy and cheeky boy with interests that include the Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and physical activities and games.

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Easton – 10hrs p/w

Personal Assistant required for disabled man living in Easton. 10rs per week

I am a disabled man who uses a wheelchair, I live in Easton and require support with personal care, accessing the community, some housework, and to hoist me in and out of bed. UK Driving license and experience of using a hoist is desirable.

I require support for 5 hours per day on two consecutive days. Shifts are as follows: 9 –11am, 2.30-5pm and 9.30 – 10pm.
Rate of pay £8.96 per hour.

For an application form email or telephone WECIL Reception on 01179479911 and quote reference: GH 18199

Application Form

Job Description 

Wick – 15hrs p/w

Personal Assistant/Support Worker required for disabled female in Wick, BS30, to enable her to live independently in her own home.

Up to 15hrs per week, Monday – Friday, times to be discussed.

£7.92 per hour.

Some light household duties such as food prep, laundry, cleaning and shopping apply to the role as well as some personal care and medication prompting as required.

PA to provide companionship to access the community and encouragement to engage in social activities.

The ideal candidate will have experience and understanding of mental health, and be able to use their initiative in the role.

Car driver preferred but not essential. Promoting independence and self-empowerment is important in this position.

Female applicants only – some personal care involved.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference JS/18713

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Job Description

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Bath – 5hrs p/w

Personal Assistant/Support Worker required for lively 6yr old boy with Autism in Bath, BA1, to access the community and offer respite for family.

Up to

“Up to 5hrs per week, flexible days and times to be discussed.”

£8.00 per hour.

PA will be lone working and providing companionship to access the community and encouragement to engage in social activities such as swimming, play parks and the general outdoors. Some personal care may apply to the role.

Interests include superheroes, Lego and Beavers club.

The ideal candidate will be mature in nature and have experience and understanding of Autism and behavioural issues, and have a calm but firm manner, patience, a good sense of humour and lots of energy.

Car owner preferred but not essential, PA must however have a full, clean UK driving licence. Promoting safety in the community and danger awareness is important.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference PT/18907.

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Job Description

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Filton – 6hrs p/w

Personal Assistant required in Filton, BS34, to provide a companion to a 13-year-old-girl who has Autism, to develop her social skills, interests and confidence in the community.

6hrs per week, days and times to be discussed.

Rate of pay £8.60 per hour.

My client has many hobbies and interests including dancing, singing, sightseeing, swimming and getting out and about in the community.

A PA with a sense of humour, as well as patience and an understanding nature is required for the role. The ideal candidate will display respect, sensitivity and mindfulness to my client’s feelings and emotions.

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Downend – 3 hrs p/w

Personal Assistant required in Downend, BS16, to provide an Autistic teenage male with companionship, and to develop his social skills, interests and confidence in the community.

3hrs per week, mainly weekends with some flexibility.

Rate of pay £8.60 per hour.

My client has many hobbies and interests including cinema, bowling, crazy golf and getting out and about in the community

A PA with a sense of humour, as well as patience and an understanding nature, is required for the role. The ideal candidate will display respect, sensitivity and mindfulness to my clients feelings and emotions.

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Almondsbury – 10hrs p/w

PA required to assist young man with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Almondsbury (BS32).

Interested in cinema, comic books and gaming.  Some assistance with personal care and help with eating and drinking may be required.  This client does use breathing equipment but full training will be provided.

10 hours per week to be flexible but mainly weekends and evenings £8.60 per hour. 

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For an application form please contact WECIL on 0117 9479911 quoting reference JN/16895

Job Description 

Job Advert

Application Form

East Harptree - 3 hours p/w

Support Worker/Personal Assistant required for 8yr old Autistic boy living in the East Harptree area (BS40) to provide respite care for the family.

3hrs per week, split into Monday 1.5hrs and Thursday 1.5hrs, after school.

£8.00 per hour.

PA to provide companionship and encouragement to engage in play activities and developing interests and skills.

The child’s passions include dinosaurs, space and anything to do with nature and science.

Car driver essential due to location, unless local.

An interactive, patient and calm disposition is important in this role, along with reliability and good timekeeping skills.

A person with SEN experience is desirable but not essential.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

Job Description

Job Advert

Application Form

Bath - 3 hours p/w

Personal Assistant/Support Worker required to support 13yr old male with ADHD in Bath, BA1.

3hrs per week to be worked flexibly, mostly weekends and holidays.

£8.00 per hour.

Are you proactive and energetic, with patience and a sense of humour? We would love to hear from you as we are looking for a

PA to look after our son, join in with his play and to provide companionship.

His interests include computer games and gadgets, nature and the outdoors. We have a cat and a dog in the home, so the applicant must be ok with pets.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

For an application form please contact WECIL on 0117 9479911 quoting reference LT/18450.

Application Form LT18450

Job Description and Person Specification LT18450

To apply for any of these roles, please read the related job description & person specification and complete the related application form.

It can be returned via email to: PAjobs@wecil.co.uk or by post to: Teresa Cotterell, WECIL, Link House, Britton Gardens, Bristol, BS15 1TF

If you have any questions to do with these roles, please call the team on: 0117 947 9933

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