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Care Worker (Community)

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Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlicote
Salary details
Grade 5 - Hourly rate - £10.98 - £11.18 This post offers up to £500 Welcome and Retention payments plus enhanced pay for hours worked 7pm-7am
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Post 1 - 18 hours per week, Post 2 - 16 hours per week
Closing Date
04 June 2023
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**This vacancy is included in our new Welcome and Retention scheme**

This post is based solely in Oaklands Extracare. This post is working 3 from 7 days per week.

An initial one off lump sum ‘Welcome’ payment of up to £500 is attached to this post payable in your first salary, followed by a ‘Retention’ payment of up to £500 after 12 months service (amounts are pro-rata and T&C’s apply

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? Could you make a difference to someone’s life by offering short term care and support?

Derbyshire County Council are looking for Care Workers (Community) to work in our local areas to help people achieve their maximum level of independence after an accident or general dip in health. 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:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Generous local government pension
  • Genuine career development opportunity
  • Wellbeing support
  • PPE and workwear

We have vacancies in numerous areas across Derbyshire, working anytime between 7.00am and 22.00pm on a Rota basis, with various part time contracts and opportunities to work additional hours if required. This role requires applicants to travel across a sizeable geographical area so access to transport is essential.

Interested? Click on the attachments where you can find more specific details about the role of a Care Worker and by apply through our website. We have opportunities across Derbyshire so there is no closing date on this advert, once you’ve submitted an application we will get in touch with you as soon as possible and you can also track the progress of your application online.

For more information on the wonderful work we do or to request a call back from us to chat to us about a career in care visit our Careers in social care page.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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.

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 payment of £500 (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 welcome payment (Terms and conditions apply). Further information on employee retention payments is available on our website at Salary scales - Our Derbyshire.

The following retention payment is attached to this post: £500 after 12 months satisfactory service. Further information on retention payments is available on our website at Salary scales - Our Derbyshire.