Partnership vacancies

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

Personal assistant, Lliswerry

A female personal assistant is required to support a woman in her thirties to access the community to aid her rehabilitation and to rebuild her independence and confidence.

She recently had a stroke which has temporarily impeded her walking so she needs to use a manual wheelchair when outside the house. 

She enjoys walks in the countryside and parks that have accessible areas such as the Newport Wetlands.

She likes shopping for clothes and makeup and going to cafes for coffee or tea.  Her interests include art and photography so she would enjoy visiting exhibitions and galleries and going to the cinema.

She also has an interest in rock music, heavy metal and music festivals. It is important to the employer that she finds someone who has some of the same interests. 

As she is a wheelchair user she will need you to drive her to all activities and your car should be large enough to hold a folding wheelchair. You will need to add business use on your car insurance.

Hours of work are 10 hours per week, though may start at a lower amount while the employer gets used to using care.

These hours will be paid at a rate of £8.10 per hour.

Some flexibility in availability would be preferred but usual hours are likely to be 2-3 hour sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and over the weekend.

Please call 07825315760 and quote reference LS to ask for an application form.    

Personal assistant, Allt-yr-yn area

A female personal assistant is required to help a female wheelchair user in her twenties, to maintain her independence. This young woman has both learning disabilities challenging behaviour and physical challenges.

Personal care duties will be carried out in her home and will include help with washing, showering and dressing. 

There will be regular opportunities to help with accessing community and leisure facilities that provide stimulation.

Full training will be given.

Applicants must have experience of working with young people with complex care needs, as well as having understanding of the approaches required when working with a person with limited communication abilities.

There are currently two vacancies, the hours being 19 hours for two posts. 

Hourly rate £9.10 per weekday hour and £9.31 per weekend hour.

Successful candidates will be DBS checked which will be paid for by the employer.

For an application form please telephone 07825315760 or email direct.payments@newport.gov.uk and quote reference ARP. 

Personal assistant, Stow Park area

A personal assistant is required to support a man who is in his forties to access the community. The employer has Asperger’s Syndrome and some mental health issues.

The job includes supporting him to meetings or accessing places such as the GP. He also likes to go for drives and visit specific shops. He will require support to use the phone and certain other tasks. He loves his car and will always drive himself to places; sometimes you can go with him but other times you will need to meet him at places. It would therefore be easier if you were a driver.

You will be required to advocate for him on occasion.

The employer will arrange and pay for a DBS enhanced check.

Hours of work are a minimum of three hours per week. You will be required to cover another employee’s holiday or sickness to a maximum of six hours a week, or any weeks they may not be able to give him the hours he requires.

The hourly rate is £8.10.

Flexibility in availability would be necessary but hours are likely to be evenings and weekends.

Please call 07825315760 and quote reference JL for an application form.

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) - days and times to be negotiated following a successful interview. 

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

The hourly rate is £8.10.

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 11 ½ hours per week.

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 AM

Personal assistant, Caerleon 

Female personal assistant required to support a disabled woman in her fifties who is a wheelchair user to maintain her independence.

Duties will be carried out in her home and will include help with washing, showering and dressing, as well as preparing meals and doing some light domestic tasks. 

Two hours usually between 9am and 11.00 am on Saturday and two weekdays. Some extra days open to negotiation. Experience preferred, but not essential. 

Hourly rate is £8.10, successful candidates will be DBS checked. 

For an application form please telephone 07825315760 or email direct.payments@newport.gov.uk and quote reference DP.

Personal assistant, Baneswell

A personal assistant is required for 10 hours a week to support a 25 year old male, with 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 rate of pay is £8.10 per hour and the employer will arrange and pay for a DBS (CRB) enhanced check.

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

Personal assistant, Rogerstone

A personal assistant is required to support a 13 year old disabled boy to access the community, including taking him to leisure facilities and assisting with play. 

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

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

If you are a trustworthy, reliable, patient individual who can commit to four weekend hours, generally Saturdays (days and times to be negotiated following a successful interview) at £8.10 per hour, please call 07825315760 and quote reference SK. 

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