Care Worker.183

Job Summary
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Closed for applications on 17/01/2020 23:59
£14,269 - £15,554
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Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Dene Park House
Closing date:
17 Jan
Further Information

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.
For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service
An exciting opportunity has arisen for care support worker posts based in Northumberland for the Short Term Support Service. Variable numbers of posts and hours available up to 27hrs.
STSS, recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC, provides care and rehabilitation to adults living in their own homes supporting people following hospital admission e.g. for a stroke, fall, fracture or surgery or who need immediate care to remain within their home environment.
The service employs both Care and Therapy staff working together to provide care, equipment and rehabilitation programmes to enable people to regain their independence.

The role
The Care Service operates on an early and late shift basis between the parameters of 7am – 10pm 365 days per year. Rotas operate on a 6 week rolling basis.
Main tasks include personal care, showering, medication, meals and practical support. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Our service offers:-
• Salaried posts with generous, competitive rates of pay with enhancements and bank Holiday working, including paid travel time between clients
• Expenses and Mileage (paid in accordance with organisation’s agreed rates)
• Paid training on induction
• Uniform/ all protective equipment needed
• Company mobile phone
• Free DBS check
• Company pension scheme
• Staff benefits scheme
• Out of Hours support
• Annual Holiday entitlement
• Excellent on-going training and support

The salary is £14,269 - £15,445 and it is a permanent position.

Further information can be found in the attached job description and for further guidance on completing your application and information about our equality and diversity initiatives, please see attached guidance notes.

Experience is not essential as a full training programme operates for successful candidates. NVQ2 is desirable or a commitment to achieving the Care Certificate Award and undertake further training to meet the requirements of the post.
It is essential however that the successful candidate can meet the transport requirements of the post.

Care support worker posts are available across and between sites in Northumberland; South East, West and North.

If this post appeals to you and you feel you having caring qualities and wanted a job that makes a difference within a team known for its outstanding service, ring for more information on: the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

Michael Culley – South East – 01670 396 551
Lorraine Glenn – South East – 01670 392 522
Fran Dodd– West – 01434 612 912
Sue Davison – Alnwick – 01670 623 925
Sue Arnott – Berwick – 01670 629 453

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential requirements.

The closing date for this post is the 17th January 2020 at midnight

Please note
This job is closed for applications.