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Care Worker (Florence Shipley)

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Florence Shipley Centre, Market Place, Heanor
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
20 hours and 10 minutes per week
Closing Date
14 July 2024

We’re recruiting a Care Worker to help our residents lead dignified lives.

Working as part of a valued care team you’ll be ensuring our residents stay happy, healthy and well by helping them with everyday tasks such as washing and dressing, eating meals, taking medication and socialising.

Understanding the needs of older people, including those with dementia, is an important part of the work.

If you think you can make a positive difference to an older or disabled person’s life and would like a rewarding job with room for progression, we want to hear from you.

You don’t need previous experience as we’ll give you all the training and support that you will need to do the job. There’ll also be ongoing support and mentoring from experienced staff.

Working hours are flexible based on a three-shift pattern must be able to work days, afternoon, nights and we offer good rates of pay and a good pension, free uniform, high quality training and many other benefits including a minimum of five weeks holiday and eight Bank Holidays a year (pro-rata), and extra pay for unsocial hours.

Our residents will need you to:

  • Wear a warm smile, every day and even on the difficult days
  • Listen, learn, remember, reminisce, repeat.
  • Be kind, patient and understanding…. always.
  • Sing and dance (badly or brilliantly), laugh, even at bad jokes and make them laugh along with you
  • Try to make everything OK, even when you are not sure what is wrong
  • Be a world class hand holder.
  • Get to know them so well that you know what they need, even when they can’t tell you themselves
  • Care for them with dedication, patience, and kindness
  • Know that you can make a difference and that you can make someone feel safe, loved, and happy 

What will I be doing:

  • Supporting people with personal care, domestic tasks, medication, and health related activities in line with agreed personal care plans.
  • Providing support which helps to meet social and emotional needs.
  • Assisting in tasks which support individuals to maintain their independence.
  • Completing records in respect of; Personal Service Plans, logs, reviews, and admissions.
  • Liaising with colleagues, other agencies, people with a range of complex needs and their families/carers.
  • Ensuring the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of the individual and adhering to the departments’ recording systems.
  • Other ad-hoc activities

What skills and experience do you need to have:

  • Experience of caring for other people (work based, voluntary or personal).
  • Understanding of and empathy with the needs of vulnerable people
  • Ability to communicate with and relate to a wide range of clients
  • Understanding of the principles of treating others with dignity and respect
  • Ability to follow routines, carry out set care plans, record, and monitor changes in individual condition
  • Ability to work with a range of service users as part of a team and alone
  • Ability to work flexibly over a regular shift pattern to include days, nights, weekends, and bank holidays

What we offer you:

  • 25 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service (pro rata)
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • Developmental support for your career
  • and much more!

For informal enquiries please contact Unit Manager Paul Morris, telephone number 01629 531367.

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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Please note that this service is currently subject to consultation which may result in changes being made to the service