Peripatetic Senior Care Assistant

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

Are you looking for a role where you feel you have made a difference at the end of each shift? Are you naturally caring, kind and passionate about older people? Dolphinlee House are recruiting a Peripatetic Senior Care Assistant to join the 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 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 welcome applications from all sections of the community.

About Our Home:

Dolphinlee House is a purpose-built two storey home for older people located in the historic city of Lancaster just a short drive from the beautiful Lake District and scenic Morecambe Bay coastline.

Dolphinlee House 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 Dolphinlee as their home. We also welcome older people for Residential care, short term respite stays and admissions for people who need intermediate care services to support their rehabilitation.

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

People who live at Dolphinlee House said: 'The staff are good, hey make me laugh, they are hilarious', 'It's a lovely place, everyone is friendly, they do anything for you', 'I love the music afternoons, we all join in singing and dancing', 'I love the garden downstairs, I like to sit in the sunshine'.

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

Hours of Work:

This is a part time, permanent position and you will be expected to work as and when needed to cover where required.

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:

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 Jaki Parker on 01524 37685 for an informal discussion.  

Please also see the attached role profile.

Proposed interview date is 5th September 2022.

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.

Additional Information

  • Minimum Salary: 19264
  • Maximum Salary: 20043
  • Pay Basis: Yearly
  • Schedule Type: Part Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: 22.50007
  • Closing Date: Aug 24, 2022

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