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Care Worker (Community) (Extra Care)

Salary details: £ - £

Location
Thomas Fields Extra Care, Brown Edge Road, Buxton
Reference
JOB/24/00491
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
Permanent
Hours
16 hours per week
Closing Date
03 March 2024

This post is based solely in Thomas Fields Extra care.

**This vacancy is included in our new Welcome and Retention scheme**

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.

Are you someone with a caring personality and a desire to care for others? Do you have the ambition and drive to work positively with people, promoting choice and control to encourage their independence in personal care, mobility, medication, making meals, whilst working to their personal service plan? Understanding the needs of older people, including those with dementia, is an important part of the work. Could you make a difference to someone’s life

You don’t need to have previous experience of care work or qualifications as we offer structured training to ensure our care workers receive what they need to flourish and progress in their social care careers!

We’re keen to hear from you if you:

  • Enjoy a challenge
  • Understand what it means to treat people with dignity and respect
  • Can place a person at the centre of their care
  • Can be creative and are forward thinking

Working in care can be challenging at times, but extremely rewarding, and as an employee of Derbyshire County Council, you will receive various benefits 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).
  • Training and development opportunities
  • PPE and workwear
  • 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 physiotherapy and counselling
  • Derbyshire rewards – offering hundreds of discounts and cashback 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Provisional Interview Date: TBC

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

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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