Social care personal assistant jobs

Do you want to develop your skills and experience in social care? Would you like a flexible job role?

Why not consider being part of a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity by becoming a Personal Assistant (PA) to a direct payment (DP) recipient?

We have a range of PA vacancies working with adults within their own homes in Slough providing support with tasks such as personal care and social activities. Roles and hours will vary dependant on the needs of the person and their care & support plan.

Slough Adult Social Care Services want to help people live independently with more choice and control over the care and support they need. Direct payments is one way individuals can take charge of how they get the help they need. They are able to use the payment to employ their own PA directly instead of the council arranging this for them.

Prior to any employment being confirmed, you will be required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) form. Once completed this form will be sent to the DBS. The DBS searches police records and, in relevant cases, barred list information, and then issues a DBS certificate to you. You will need to produce a copy of this certificate to the DP recipient to help them make an informed recruitment decision.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through Slough Borough Council but through the individual DP recipient.

Personal Assistant DP031

Working 13 hours per week at weekends

  • £11.44 per hour
  • Farnham road area

Nature of the job role

  • A personal assistant is required to support a male with a variety of tasks  and daily living skills promoting independence.
  • The Service user is a young adult male who need a caring individual to support him live and independent life. The personal assistant should be a driver and willing to go to places with the service user.
  • To support her with social activities at home and in community.
  • In this rewarding role you will need to have good communication skills to support the employer. You will naturally be a calm and empathetic individual who is honest and trustworthy.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community and develop your caring skills further.
  • If you are a compassionate and positive person, then this is the job for you!

Main Duties:

Domestic duties:
  • Support and prompt to meet his domestic chores,
  • Support with going for shopping and assist with managing payments
  • Support with managing finances and budgeting.
  • Tidying up the house and promptings to ensure service user maintains a hygiene home environment.
  • General help and assistance when needed.
  • Prompting and assisting the employer with washing dishes and tidy up of kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom after use. General household tasks to maintain a clean environment such as dusting and hoovering.
  • Assist occasionally with picking and dropping child to school.
Social Duties:
  • To build companionship and explore potential social activities in the community i.e. to be taken out for swimming, going to the park.
  • Drive service users to places of social interaction
  • Assist service user to access social places and events, going to gym or for shipping and walk around parks and any other general outing. Social company and assist to keep home clean.
  • Service user may need support to access autistic meet ups meeting, dance class etc.

These duties may vary from day to day, and you will be required to carry out other reasonable duties that may be required.

Hours of work:

13 hours of work weekly – (you can add ‘flexible hours to be mutually agreed’ if you choose).

Rate of Pay

£11.44 per hour.


Must: Be honest and trustworthy. Hold a full UK driving license and have access to a car. Have experience dealing with young adult. Preferred: someone who likes sports, outgoing, entrepreneurship skills and good communicator.


DBS Requirement: enhanced.

Must hold a clean driving licence and have access to a car.

To apply for this post

Please submit your CV with a covering letter to explaining why you have applied for this post and detail any skills, knowledge and expertise that make you particularly suited to the job.

Please ensure you include the above job reference number in the subject line of the email.

Closing date for applications: Friday 5 April 2024.