London Borough of Lewisham

Are you caring, compassionate, flexible and looking to make a difference in people’s lives?


The role
London Borough of Lewisham are looking for new Personal Assistants to join their PA Directory working in the care sector with vulnerable adults who have been assessed to receive a care package via direct payments and an opportunity to employ their own personal Assistant. 
This is not a specific job, but is the opportunity for you to be added to the PA Directory. This allows local employers, who are sometimes funded by Adult Social Care, to purchase care services. They will be able to see your details (phone /email), availability, skills, and experience, and can then contact you about specific roles. These individual employers are sometimes only looking for a few hours each week, or possibly only term time or holiday PA’s. Others will be looking for regular PA’s to visit each week. 

As a privately employed Personal Care Assistant, you will provide a high quality, flexible, person-centred care. The specific type of work will depend on the needs of the individual, and will be discussed with the potential employer during the recruitment process. 

You will support individual employers to achieve their identified personal outcomes in a positive and responsive manner, supporting the development of skills, and working towards goals. 

The role will involve:
• Building service user confidence with specific daily living tasks and helping individuals to learn new skills
• Support to attend community based activities/ appointments
• Personal care tasks (such as washing/dressing/feeding, hoisting, empty commodes, medication etc.)
• Domestic (shopping, cleaning & cooking)
• Sitting Service
Correspondents (such as assisting to read and complete)
• Assisting on public transport 


Anywhere within the London Borough of Lewisham


What we are looking for:
Having experience of caring would give you an advantage, but what we find matters more to potential employers is that you are kind, caring, compassionate and motivated to do a great job! 
Working with multi-disciplinary team and other professionals involved the individuals care needs.

If there are specific skills needed for a job, the training will be arranged between your employer and either the London Borough of Lewisham or Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Additionally, the Direct Payment Team can help to access funding for training from Skills for Care. 

Salary details
Currently £11.05 per hour. 
This hourly rate will increase each year equivalent to the London living wage


Further information
For an informal discussion and to apply for the vacancy, please contact the Direct Payment team on 0208 314 9675 or email

Please DO NOT use the 'apply for job' button as this role does not require an application form to be completed. If one is submitted it may be missed.

Due to potentially working with vulnerable adults, an enhanced DBS certificate will need to be provided and cleared by the Direct Payment Team before you can be added to the Personal Assistant Directory.


The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.


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