New service for people needing support to live independently
Employing a Personal Assistant (PA) can provides people with a more flexible way of managing their support and gives greater choice and control regarding outcomes.
The Personal Assistant Directory www.dudleyci.co.uk from Dudley Council contains a wealth of advice on safe recruitment steps including how to interview people and how to check their references and qualifications before offering them a job. The links and guidance notes also explain how to meet the legal requirements of being an employer. As well as being able to search from a list of Personal Assistants on the directory, prospective employers can now take advantage of a new free service and can post their own vacancies in the Job Vacancies section.