Partnership vacancies

Newport City Council works with many organisations and agencies within the area and advertises job opportunities on their behalf. 

Personal assistant, Rogerstone

A personal assistant is required to support a man in his thirties in the home with his personal care and to access the community.

He is a wheelchair user with severe learning difficulties and can exhibit complex behaviours. He has a diagnosis of autism and also has epilepsy.

There are 19 hours weekly hours:

Saturday 10am to 5.30pm, Sunday 10am to 5.30pm.

Respite hours are Sunday 10am to Tuesday 9am with a break on Mondays from 10am to 4pm when the client attends a day centre.

Weekly hours are for socialisation and to take the client out to cafes, walks and garden centres - he particularly enjoys looking at water. 

Duties during respite hours include bathing, washing, shaving and helping him to dress. 

You will need to prepare food and drinks and prompt him to take his medication, which is by peg feed. 

Light housework is required where you would tidy up after him during your working hours.

All hours paid at £9.50 per hour and it is preferred that you hold a full driving licence.

Please call 07790910104 and quote reference SR to ask for an application form.

Personal assistant, Bassaleg

A personal assistant is required for a happy, boisterous, physically strong and active 9 year old boy with ASD.

The role will include taking him out to enjoy activities such as swimming and trampolining. He also enjoys bowling, park and forest walks and activities such as play centres.

Other duties may involve staying at home to support him with play activities such as Lego and toy trains.

Applicants must have experience or understanding of working with children with ASD and be able to deal with behaviours associated with children with limited communication.

They must also be aware that this very active young boy needs 1:1 attention at all times and care must be taken when outdoors to ensure that he stays safe.

The employer will arrange and pay for a DBS enhanced check and the successful employee must have his or her own car and the required insurance cover.

If you are a trustworthy, reliable, patient individual who can commit to three hours per week at rate of £9.50 per hour (days and hours of work to be agreed following a successful interview), please call 07795446308 and quote reference IP.

Personal assistant, Caerleon

A personal assistant is required to support an active, energetic 8 year old boy with ASD. This young boy has a great sense of humour and can be boisterous at times which means that he needs to be kept busy with firm boundaries and clear routines.

The role will include taking him to indoor and outdoor activities, such as swimming, soft play, riding bikes and scooters, trampolining, going to the park and other activities to improve social interaction.

Applicants must have experience or understanding of working with children and be able to deal with behaviours associated with ASD.

The employer will arrange and pay for a DBS enhanced check. The successful employee must have their own car and the appropriate insurance.

If you are a trustworthy, reliable, patient and easy-going individual who can commit to two hours per week - working days and times to be negotiated following a successful interview - at a rate of £9.50 per hour please call 07795446308 and quote reference FP.

Personal assistants, Somerton 

Two personal assistants are required to support two children with severe autism. 

The role will include working individually with each child within their home and taking them out into the community e.g. to parks, on forest walks, swimming and activities such as play centres. 

Applicants must have experience or an understanding of working with children with ASD/Anxiety and be able to deal with challenging behaviours associated with children with limited communication.  

The employer will arrange and pay for a DBS enhanced check. The successful employees must have their own car and business insurance. 

If you are trustworthy, reliable and patient, and can commit to five hours every Saturday between 3pm and 8pm (working times to be negotiated following a successful interview) at a rate of £9.50 per hour, please call 07795446308 and quote reference LR. 

Personal assistant, Spytty/Glan Llyn area 

10 hours per month

A personal assistant is required for a happy, energetic 14-year-old boy with ADHD.

You are required to work five hours a day on two Saturdays each month - the hours will be arranged following a successful interview.  

Applicants must have experience or understanding of working with children with ADHD/Anxiety and be able to deal with behaviours associated with children with limited communication.

This is a very active young boy, who needs 1:1 attention at all times and care must be taken when outdoors to ensure that he stays safe.

Other duties may involve staying in the home environment to support him with suitable fun or play activities that he would enjoy.  

The employer will arrange and pay for a DBS enhanced check and the successful employees must have their own car and the required insurance cover. 

If you are trustworthy, reliable and patient, and can commit to two Saturdays per month (10 hours in total) at rate of £9.50 per hour, please call 07795446308 or email directpayments@newport.gov.uk and quote reference BM.

Personal assistant, Spytty/Glan Llyn area

A personal assistant is required to support a happy, energetic 12-year-old boy with ADHD with activities for 11 weekday hours x 13 weeks of school holidays. 

Hours of work will be five hours on Mondays between 8.30am and 1.30pm and another six hours a week, days and times to be arranged with the successful applicant. 

You must have experience or understanding of working with children with ADHD/Anxiety and be able to deal with behaviours associated with children with limited communication.

This is a very active young boy, who needs 1:1 attention at all times and care must be taken when outdoors to ensure that he stays safe.

Other duties may also involve staying in the home environment to support him with suitable fun or play activities that he would enjoy.  

The employer will arrange and pay for a DBS enhanced check and the successful employees must have their own car and the required insurance cover. 

If you are trustworthy, reliable and patient, and can commit to caring for the child during the school holidays at a rate of £9.50 weekday hours, please call 07795446308 or email directpayments@newport.gov.uk and quote reference BM

Personal assistant, Maindee

A personal assistant is required to support a nine-year-old boy to access the community. The role will include taking him to various leisure facilities and assisting with play. He loves being outdoors, is very active and enjoys going to the park, trampolining, swimming, etc.

This youngster is non-verbal, has a diagnosis of ASD and uses PECS to communicate. Therefore, any prospective employee must have experience/understanding of working with children with disabilities and possess the ability to deal with behaviours associated with limited communication.

Working days and hours are Sundays for four hours, preferably between 11am and 3pm, and school holidays for four hours weekly (2 x 4 weekday hours) at a rate of £9.50 per hour - days and times to be negotiated following a successful interview. 

The employer will arrange and pay for a DBS enhanced check and the successful employees must have their own car and business insurance.

If you are a trustworthy, reliable, patient individual who can commit to these hours, please call 07795446308 and quote reference US.

Personal assistant, Malpas area  

A woman with learning and physical disabilities requires a female personal assistant to work alongside her mother for 16 hours per week at a rate of £9.50 per hour.

Duties include providing support with her care needs, showering, dressing, feeding, cleaning and laundry duties. 

The working day is generally between 8am and 11am for 1 ½ hrs and includes some weekend work - working hours will be mutually arranged following a successful interview. 

Experience of working in the care sector would be desirable although not essential and the employer will arrange and pay for a DBS enhanced check.

If you are a trustworthy, reliable, patient individual who can commit to 11 ½ hours per week, please call 07795446308 and ask for reference ZM

Personal assistant, Baneswell

A personal assistant is required for 5 hours a week at a rate of £9.50 to support a 25-year-old male (days and hours to be agreed following a successful interview).  
Duties will include supporting with daily tasks such as shopping, cooking, housework and general life skills.

Experience of the benefits system and working with people with autism is essential.
The employer will arrange and pay for a DBS (CRB) enhanced check.

Some experience is preferred but is not essential. If you are caring, reliable and would enjoy a rewarding job, then please call 07795446308 and ask for reference AM

To register your details for future vacancies contact the direct payments service on (01633) 656 656 or email direct.payments@newport.gov.uk