Peripatetic Home Care and Support Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 15/09/2021 23:59
£18,933 - £19,698 grade 3 (pro-rata) hourly rate of £9.81 rising to £10.21
enhanced payments for working unsocial hours
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
to work within the Extra Care Schemes
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
15 Sep
Further Information


Charles Dickens Lodge, Barnard Castle
Chester View, Ouston
Harbour Lodge, Seaham
Maple Court, Consett
Southfield Lodge, Crook
Sycamore Lodge, Spennymoor
The Orchards, Brandon

Vacancy Ref: AHS/21/501

Peripatetic Home Care and Support worker
1 x 18 hours 30 minutes temporary post

Part-time (18 hours 30 minutes) Peripatetic Home Care & Support Worker required temporary up to 24 months subject to service review.

SALARY: £18,933 - £19,698 pro rata to hours worked (an hourly rate of £9.81 rising to £10.21) - grade 3
** plus enhanced payments for working unsocial hours**
For evenings (after 8.00pm), night shift and weekends £13.00 rising to £13.60 an hour.
(plus further enhanced hourly rate payable for working Bank Holidays)

If you have elderly friends and relatives, you will understand the value they place on independence.

This role will give you the opportunity to contribute to a vital and valuable 24-hour community service in your local area, by providing care and support to service users within one of the seven extra Care Schemes.

The post requires candidates to work flexibly, covering a variety of shifts covering days, evenings, nights and weekends, across the Extra care service.

Applicants must have access to a car or access to a means of mobility support (if driving must have a current valid UK driving licence and appropriate insurance including business).

Applicants should have the ability to develop excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate a common-sense approach, be able to work on their own initiative and, after completion of an induction, manage their own workloads, along with the ability to build positive relationships with service users, colleagues and external agencies.

No previous experience is required however applicants must be prepared to undertake intimate personal care.

Benefits include:
- Induction into the service and the role
- Support from the senior team and Supervisor on site
- Structured career path including professional development;
- Guaranteed hours with the opportunity of working extra hours;
- Full training, equipment and uniform provided;
- Pension scheme;
- Physiotherapy service.

Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 in Care or willingness to achieve within a set timescale

It is anticipated that interviews will be held from week commencing 11th October 2021 and will be conducted through video call via internet. Help with arranging the video call is available.

The appointment for this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced level check.

For an informal chat about the post please contact:
Gillian Cooper 01388 762764 Email gillian.cooper@durham.gov.uk

Apply on-line via www.northeastjobs.org.uk or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team telephone 03000 267918 via Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Permanent DCC employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager / Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.