Senior Care Worker

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Salary details
Grade 7 £10.75 - £11.73 per hour
Job term
No Guaranteed Hours
Appointment type
As and When Required
Closing Date
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Could you make a difference to the life of an older or disabled person who relies on care and support? During these unprecedented times Derbyshire County Council  are urgently looking for Senior Care workers to join our valued care home teams and help us support some of our vulnerable Derbyshire residents.

We are particularly looking for senior care workers who can work at our care homes in one of the following areas: Ashbourne, Belper, Bolsover, Borrowash, Buxton, Castle Gresley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chesterfield, Clowne, Eckington, Heanor, Matlock, New Mills, Sandiacre, Shirebrook, Tibshelf or West Hallam. Please indicate your maximum travelling distance and preferred location/s in your application.  

As a senior care worker you’ll work alongside care staff providing leadership and mentoring support. Under the direction of the Unit and Deputy Unit Managers, you will be responsible for allocating day to day tasks within the care team, administering medication, delivering all aspects of personal care and personal service planning with an emphasis on person centred care. You will be required to promote good practice and deliver high quality care and support to residents with a range of care and support needs.

Excellent communication skills both written and oral are required to promote teamwork and deliver quality handovers for each shift. You will be the senior person on duty for intervals during the working day and will be required to offer support and guidance appropriate to the grade. Full training will be provided appropriate to the level of the post. 

We are looking to recruit individuals to work a mixture of shifts, including weekends and Bank Holidays. Please note that if you already work in another health and social care setting (e.g another care home, home care provider or hospital ward) and intend to remain in that job, we will be unable to offer you a post with us at the moment. This is due to Public Health England guidance that advises care staff should not move between facilities due to the risk of transferring coronavirus.

If you’re looking for a rewarding role that offers flexible working hours, good rates of pay, free uniform, high quality training and supports the community, then please apply for this role. It’s your chance to make a difference to local peoples’ lives. We will pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, as well as provide full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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.

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.