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Vacancy Details

DPSS612 - Personal Assistant - 5 hours per week - Sandfields (Ref: V000612)

Location: Port Talbot
Pay: £12.00
Closing: 18/02/2027


I am a 9 year old boy living in the Sandfields area. I like to hold hands and I am very chatty. I have Autism, a learning disability, challenging behaviour and Hypermobility which causes me joint pain. I have Asthma but this is well controlled. I am able to go to the toilet by myself, but the PA will need to be very responsive when I say I need to go, as I may not give much warning.

I am very energetic and always on the go. I really enjoy photography and I have my own camera. I am very interested in cars, especially Tesla’s and Skoda’s, and I like going round car garages to see the cars. I like technology and gadgets. I am very scared of dogs, and most animals, so the PA will need to be mindful of this when taking me to public places.

I enjoy playing football on a Saturday morning, going swimming, going to play areas and for walks. I enjoy having a chat. I would like to have a go at Forest Activities and doing some woodwork.


  • Taking me to football practice on a Saturday morning.
  • Holding my hand and running with me in football practice
  • Take me to indoor play areas and swimming
  • Take me out for walks and support me with photography
  • Take me to other activities I enjoy
  • Responding quickly when I say I need to go to the toilet.
  • Keep me away from dogs when we are out

Person Type

  • Is able to hold my hand and run with me. This is essential.
  • Is able to respond quickly when I need to go to the toilet
  • Is mindful of our surroundings and be vigilant for dogs
  • Is friendly and chatty
  • Experience of Autism preferred
  • Has excellent time keeping skills
  • Car driver essential
  • Is confident in dealing with challenging behaviour.
  • Is willing to undergo necessary training
  • Is calm and consistent in their approach.
  • Is patient but firm.


3 hours usually on a Saturday morning, with the possibility of a Saturday or Sunday afternoon instead.

Additional Info

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of an individual employer. You will be employed by that individual and not Neath Port Talbot Council. To apply for this job please click the “Apply Online” link and complete the registration/application form. You will only need to complete this form once. If you wish to be considered for more than one vacancy or have any difficulties please contact us on 01639 686140 or email quoting the reference numbers of the jobs you are interested in.

This post may require a DBS check (the cost of which will be met by NPTCBC). If this post requires you to work with children then it is compulsory for you to have a DBS check prior to commencement.

If requested by the employer, two satisfactory references must be provided. This post is subject to a trial period of 1 month and a probationary period of up to 6 months.

Wages will be paid on a 4 weekly or monthly basis once a valid National Insurance (NI) number has been provided. You must be eligible to work in the UK and your employer will conduct document checks prior to commencement.

You will receive the appropriate annual leave entitlement as well as all other statutory entitlements, details of which will be set out in your contract of employment. You will also be issued with a Personal Assistants Handbook when your employment commences.

You will be expected to undertake any mandatory training identified as relevant to this post. The cost of mandatory training will be met through the direct payment. Failure to attend mandatory training may result in your employment offer being withdrawn.

If you are interested in applying for a vacancy and have previously registered as a Personal Assistant with the Direct Payments Support Service, please contact the team on 01639 686812 instead of completing a Registration Form. Alternatively, you may email

Please note NPTCBC is advertising this post on behalf of an individual employer. You will be an employee of the Direct Payment Recipient and not of NPTCBC