Residential Care Assistant

Lancashire County Council
Accrington, Lancashire
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Health and Social Care
Job role
Officer, Operative
Contract Type
Part Time

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? Woodlands home for older people in Accrington are recruiting 2 Care Assistants 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'.

You do not need to have any care experience to join our team, the right values, attitude and behaviours are more important than your previous career background. 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:

Woodlands is one of 16 care homes managed by Lancashire county council, and offers quality, safe, comfortable care and support for up to 46 people across four homely separate areas.

We offer friendly, compassionate, person centred support to people living with dementia who choose Woodlands as their home. We also welcome older people for residential care and short term respite stays

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

People who live at Woodlands have said: “We are all a family here at Woodlands” and “Staff are kind and caring”

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

Hours of Work:

There are two part time, permanent positions available and you will be expected to work on the following days:

Week 1 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

Week 2 – Sunday, Thursday, Friday

You will be expected to work every other weekend including bank holidays, if this falls on the weekend you are working. The hours will be: 08:30 – 13:30

This position is part time. Please note that the salary quoted is full time equivalent and if successful the salary received will be paid on a pro–rata basis. The hourly rate, however, is £9.90. 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 Care Assistants:

We are looking for people with a caring nature and a big smile, with a genuine desire to make people's lives better. A good pair of eyes and ears is a must as you will be spending time with our residents, listening to a lifetime worth of memories and building positive relationships with them, their family and your colleagues. Judgement and creativity is essential as your day will be varied. You will have good time management, patience and a sense of humour to make someone's day brighter and happier. If you have ambition to learn, career development is possible and we will always be there to support you no matter what.    

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 Gina Lone on 01254 394732 for an informal discussion.

Please also see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

 To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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