Senior Care Assistant

Lancashire County Council
£19,264-£20,043 Per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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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? Lady Elsie Finney Day Centre are recruiting for a Senior Care Assistant to join the friendly team, where everyone feels valued for the work they do!

We are recruiting……

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Care Assistant at Lady Elsie Finney House Day Centre in Cottam, Preston to provide person-centred support to our day centre clients.

You will have an important role within our team where you will be supporting, advising and mentoring our Day Care Assistants to develop their skills and knowledge, whilst also assisting our Day Centre Officer.  You will be involved in welcoming new clients and promoting the day time support service. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

To find out more about our Day Centre, please have a look at our Facebook page.

Hours Of Work:

This is a part time, permanent position and you will be expected to work bank holidays. The hours will be:

Week 1 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 13:00-17:00

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 starting at £9.99 or £10.39 depending on qualifications. In addition, enhanced rates of pay will be paid for bank holiday working.

Here are a few things we are looking 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?

Initiative and skills – the ability to support a team of staff as a senior member of team and be able to use Microsoft and bespoke computer systems


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.  
  • Disclosure and barring service (DBS) application paid for.
  • Uniform included.

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.

The full range of benefits Lancashire County Council offers can be found on our website here.

If you want to know more about the role, please contact Jan Turner on 01772 721962 for an informal discussion.

The proposed interview date is to be 16 August 2022.

For further information on this role please see the attached role profile.

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 flu vaccinations.

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

Additional Information

  • Minimum Salary: 19264
  • Maximum Salary: 20043
  • Pay Basis: Yearly
  • Schedule Type: Part Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: 20.00035
  • Closing Date: Aug 9, 2022

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