Personal Assistant and Mentor in York 

Friendly Experienced and Patient

This is You?

By providing proactive support at the right time, Personal Assistants help people to live a  fulfilling and independent life at home and in the wider community despite their support needs.

The job

To provide support to a young man with autism and mental health needs and his family. Initially, to visit the family home once a week and spend time building a positive relationship with this young man. 

This young man of 15 is very bright but has many challenges due to autism and mental health needs, including anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He is currently at home full time after a failed residential school placement, which was very traumatic for him. 

The right person

We are looking for a friendly, experienced and patient person who will be prepared to work slowly and steadily to build up a positive relationship with him, progressing to spending time together at home doing activities he enjoys. A parent will be at home at all times, but the aim is to give them time to do household chores or spend time with his sister.

  • Experience supporting people with autism or mental health needs 
  • Experience working with young people, especially with additional needs 
  • A patient, friendly approach 
  • Clean DBS check
  • Teaching, youth work or related experience 

The Hours

4 hours a week 

Rates of pay and benefits

£8.91 per hour and up to £5 expenses

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.  This post is subject to DBS checks the cost of which will be met by your employer.


To apply, please consider the Job Description  and complete our online Application Form quoting job reference YK21/7.

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