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Care Worker (Community)

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Sth Derbys Dist Council (DCC), Civic Way, Swadlincote
Salary details
Grade 5 - £23,114 - £23,500 Salary for 37 hours or pro rata pay for hours of the post.
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Various hours available
Closing Date
03 December 2023
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Derbyshire County Council is Hiring!

Are you a compassionate individual with a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others? Do you possess the ambition and dedication to empower people, promoting their independence in various aspects of personal care, mobility, medication management, and meal preparation while adhering to their personalized service plans? Could you be the difference-maker in someone's life by providing short-term care and support?

Derbyshire County Council is seeking dedicated Care Worker (Community) individuals to join our team, serving local communities and assisting individuals in regaining their independence after experiencing health setbacks. No prior experience or qualifications in care work are required, as we provide comprehensive training to ensure our care workers thrive and advance in their social care careers.

We're interested in hearing from you if you:

  • Thrive on challenges
  • Understand the importance of treating individuals with dignity and respect
  • Are capable of placing the individual at the core of their care
  • Possess creativity and forward-thinking qualities


Working in the field of care can be demanding at times, but it is profoundly rewarding. As an employee of Derbyshire County Council, you'll enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • 25 days of annual leave, increasing to 30 after 5 years of continuous service (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • A generous local government pension scheme
  • Participation in the cycle-to-work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • Access to the Derbyshire Rewards Scheme, offering discounts on everyday spending
  • Availability of physiotherapy, mental health, and other well-being services
  • And much more!

Please note that this role involves travel across a significant geographical area, so a full driving license and access to a vehicle are essential.

The post holder will be required to work on a rota system, which will include days, unsocial hours, weekends, nights, and bank holidays.  There may be a requirement, on occasion, to work flexibly to attend mandatory training, meetings or cover unplanned absences.

If you're interested in this rewarding opportunity, please refer to the attached documents for more specific details about the Care Worker (Community) role and apply through our website. Upon submitting your application, we will promptly get in touch with you and provide online tracking for your application's progress.

For additional information about the impactful work that we do or to request a call back to discuss a career in care, please visit our Careers in Social Care page.

Provisional Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

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