Rapid Response Care Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 15/02/2019 12:00
£15,742.97 per annum (£8.82 per hour)
mileage and travel time
Hours per week:
week one 32.5hr week two36hr
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Borough of Redcar and Cleveland
Closing date:
15 Feb
Further Information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

The Adults & Communities Directorate, consists of four strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, Neighbourhoods and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life, prosperity and the environment. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Recovery and Independence Team on a temporary basis to support with Winter Pressures until the 31st March 2019. This will give individuals the opportunity to work with the team and gain experience which would be beneficial when applying for permanent posts

The Team provides a short term (for up to six weeks) reablement service to people in their own homes which enables people to regain as much independence as possible in skills for daily living ( personal care, meal prep, medication, mobility, use of equipment, accessing the community etc).

The team also provide a rapid response service to vulnerable Adults in crisis.
This is a Short Term Care at Home service (up to seven days) to support hospital discharge and prevent admission to hospital or a care home.

The rota is a two week pattern of four days a week and four time periods in the Day:
Week one: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (11-14, 16-18, 19:30-22:00), Friday. Total 36hrs
Week Two: Wednesday, Thursday (am only 8-12) Saturday, Sunday. Total 32.5hr
Hours are worked in four separate time periods morning, lunch, tea and evening; 3hrs, 2hrs, 2hrs, 2.5hrs apart from Thursdays see above in brackets.

The successful candidate will have: numeracy and literacy level one or equivalent; have experience of working in a care/health setting; can drive and have the use of a vehicle.

For further information contact Geraldine Handley, Recovery & Independence Team Manager 01642 513668

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. All staff and volunteers must share this commitment and a Disclosure and Barring clearance will be sought.

The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.