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Care Worker (Community) (Extra Care) (5 Positions)

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Smithybrook View Extra Care, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Salary details
Grade 5 Hourly rate - £11.98 - £12.18 Enhanced hourly rate for working between 7.00pm and 7.00am: £15.97 - £16.24 Salary for 37 hours or pro rata pay for hours of the post. £23,114 - £23,500
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
1 x 24 hour post; 4 x 16 hour posts
Closing Date
07 July 2024

An opportunity has arisen at Smithybrook View Extra Care Establishment in Clay Cross to recruit six Care Worker (Community) to join our team within the Northeast Extra Care Service.

The role involves delivering a range of tasks to Clients over 24-hour period 7 days a week, with the main aim of promoting and maintaining Client’s independence.

Candidates will be expected to work to the demands of the service and will be required to work on a three-shift rota system including early mornings, afternoons and waking nights. Enhanced rates of pay will be paid for working hours after 7pm at night and before 7am.

Posts available are one x 24-hour post and four x 16-hour posts.

The post holder will be required to undertake day to day task which include, personal care, dressing, undressing, meal preparation, administering medication, monitoring health and wellbeing, supporting clients to access communal areas, and working alongside Health Care Professionals, Together Housing team, families, and colleagues in addition to having the ability to work on your own initiative, as well as contributing to the team. 

There will be an expectation to answer and respond to unplanned emergencies and report to the DSO. You will always be required to follow the care support plan in addition to any completed risk assessments and demonstrate your ability to maintain health and safety for Clients and colleagues.

You don’t need previous experience as we’ll give you all training and support you need to complete the role.

If you are looking for a rewarding job that offers flexible working hours, good rates of pay, good pension, free uniform, and many other benefits including a minimum of five weeks holiday, extra pay for unsociable hours we’d like to hear from you.

Employees have access to a range of benefits and discounts including: 

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per year (rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata). Grade dependant.
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Paid travel expenses if required to travel to other sites
  • Smarter travel scheme including access to the cycle to work scheme
  • Supportive management and team
  • Access to our in-house occupational services which also includes free eye tests, physiotherapy and counselling
  • Derbyshire rewards – offering hundreds of discounts and cashback 

More details on the benefits of working for the council can be found on our reward and recognition page here

Provisional Interview Date: 11 July 2024

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here


This position is included in the Council’s £100 ‘Recommend a Friend’ scheme, let us know your recommendation by asking the applicant to say that you recommended this job to them on the personal details section of their application form (Terms and conditions apply)

An initial one off lump sum Welcome/Retention payment of £1000 (pro-rata) is attached to this post payable in your first salary. If you voluntarily leave the Council’s employment within 12 months, you are required to repay some or all of the payment (Terms and conditions apply). Further information on employee retention payments is available on our website at Salary scales - Our Derbyshire.

Young workers – Please note there are different rules for young workers in regard to working hours. Please ensure the information contained within the following ACAS link is understood before applying