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? Castleford home for older people is recruiting for a 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 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:
Castleford is a purpose built, two story home for older people located in the heart of the Ribble Valley in Clitheroe. It is only a short walk away from the town centre, which is a bustling market town. We offer quality, safe, comfortable, care and support for up to 47 people across four homely separate areas. We offer friendly, compassionate, person centred support to people who choose Castleford as their home. We welcome people living with dementia, older people for residential care, short term respite stays and people who need intermediate care to support their rehabilitation.
We are a great team but don't just take our word for it!
People who live at Castleford have said: "The care staff look after us well and are kind. Staff look after me and have cheeky smiles, I love them. I feel safe and well looked after, staff are very helpful. Food is good and the people are nice"
To find out more about our lovely home, visit our website here.
Hours of work:
This is a part time position, and you will be expected to work on the following days:
Week 1 – Monday, Saturday
Week 2 – Sunday, Wednesday, 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: 8.00 – 15.30.
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.
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 Natalia Ruiz-Clough on 01200 426355 for an informal discussion.
Please also see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
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.
The post 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.
We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.
- Minimum Salary: 19100
- Maximum Salary: 19264
- Pay Basis: Yearly
- Schedule Type: Part Time
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Hours: 21.00009
- Closing Date: Aug 22, 2022