Casual Senior Care Assistant

Lancashire County Council
Chorley, Lancashire
£9.99 per Hour
Closing date
7 Aug 2022

Are you looking for a role where you feel you have made a difference at the end of each working day? Are you naturally caring, kind and passionate about older people? Grove House are recruiting a Casual Senior Care Assistant to join their friendly team, where everyone feels valued for the work they do!


We are really proud to be one of Lancashire County Council's 16 residential care homes spread right across Lancashire, who provide care and support to more than 700 wonderful residents. We're looking for naturally compassionate people who can help us deliver exceptional care and achieve our vision 'To be the best quality service, safely supporting older people with kindness, dignity, care and compassion to live their life their way'.

If you are ready for the next challenge in your person-centred caring role, this may be the opportunity for you! You will have an important role within our team where you will be supporting, advising and mentoring our Care Assistants to develop their skills and knowledge, whilst also assisting our managers.  We will however, support and pay for your training, along with a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and uniform and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

About Our Home:

Grove House is owned by Lancashire County Council and managed by Care Services. It is registered to provide care for 46 older people with varying needs for care and support, including specialist dementia care.

We are a great team but don't just take our word for it!

People who live at Grove House said "Staff are excellent, very dedicated and caring "

To find out more about our lovely home, visit our website here

Hours of Work:

This is a casual position and you will be required to cover for existing staff sickness and holidays.

Within this role you will be able to work up to 37 hours per week. Shift Patterns include - 08:00 - 15:00, 15:00 - 22:00 and nights including 21:30 - 08:30.

Please note that the salary quoted is full time equivalent and if successful the salary received will be paid on a pro–rata basis. This, however, is an hourly rate of £9.99. In addition, enhanced rates of pay will be paid for weekend and bank holiday working.


Here are a few things we look for in our Senior Care Assistants:

A caring nature - Do you have a genuine desire to make people's lives better?

Great people skills - Do you enjoy spending time with people and building relationships? Can you listen and put yourself in other people's shoes?

A team player – Do you work well with others?

Judgement and creativity - Can you use your own initiative and knowledge to deliver great care based on a person's individual needs? Can you use your creativity to make someone's day brighter and happier?

Ambition - Do you want to learn, develop your career and be even better at what you do?

If you can answer yes to these questions, we look forward to receiving your application!


What you will get in return:

We have a lot to offer people who join our Older Peoples Care Service including a comprehensive training and support package.  

Lancashire County Council also offers great staff benefits with generous annual leave entitlements including the option to purchase additional leave days, a well-established staff Health and Wellbeing programme and the opportunity to progress as part of an exciting, well-established service that is looking to bring real benefits to the people of Lancashire.

Find out more about the benefits Lancashire County Council has to offer on our website here.


If you want to know more about the role, please contact Jena Lynn on 01257 481442 for an informal discussion.

The proposed interview date is to be confirmed.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 and annual flu vaccinations.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

Job Description and Person Specification

Additional Information

  • Minimum Salary: 9.99
  • Maximum Salary: 9.99
  • Pay Basis: Hourly
  • Schedule Type: Casual
  • Contract Type: Casual
  • Hours: 0
  • Closing Date: Aug 7, 2022

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