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Home Care and Support Worker

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/05/2020 23:59
£18,426 - £19,171 grade 3 (pro-rata to hours worked)
Hours per week:
18.5, 9.25
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Within one of the Extra Care Schemes
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
24 May

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information


Charles Dickens Lodge, Barnard Castle
Chester View, Ouston
Harbour Lodge, Seaham
Maple Court, Consett
Southfield Lodge, Crook
Sycamore Lodge, Spennymoor
The Orchards, Brandon

Vacancy Ref: AHS/20/126

*Part-time 18 hours 30 minutes temporary posts available -

Part-time (18 hours 30 minutes) Home Care & Support Workers required temporary up to 24 months subject to service review, but with the possibility of being made permanent positions.

1 x 18 hours 30 minute post at The Orchards, Brandon – this is to cover maternity leave only, therefore will be temporary up to 12 months only.

*Part-time 9 hours 15 minutes temporary posts available -

Part-time (9 hours 15 minutes) Home Care & Support Workers required temporary up to 24 months subject to service review, but with the possibility of being made permanent positions. The successful applicant will be guaranteed 9 hours 15 minutes per week, with the expectation that person will work on a bank/as and when needed basis, covering up to 37 hours per week, where required.

SALARY: £18,426 - £19,171 pro rata to hours worked - grade 3

If you have elderly friends and relatives, you will understand the value they place on independence.

This role will give you the opportunity to contribute to a vital and valuable 24 hour community service in your local area, by providing care and support to service users within one of the seven extra Care Schemes.

The post requires candidates to work flexibly on a rota basis, covering a variety of shifts covering days, evenings, nights and weekends. Applicants should have the ability to develop excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate a common-sense approach, be able to work on their own initiative and, after completion of an induction, manage their own workloads, along with the ability to build positive relationships with service users, colleagues and external agencies.

Applicants must be prepared to undertake personal care

Benefits include:
- Induction into the service and the role
- Support from the senior team and Supervisor on site
- Structured career path including professional development;
- Guaranteed hours with the opportunity of working extra hours;
- Full training, equipment and uniform provided;
- Pension scheme;
- Physiotherapy service.

Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 in Care or willingness to achieve within a set timescale

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 1 June 2020 and will be done through video call via internet.

The appointment for this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced level check.

For further information about the post please contact:
Gillian Cooper Charles Dickens Lodge & Southfield Lodge 01388 762764
Margaret Metcalfe Chester View & The Orchards 0191 3789277
Shareen Charlton Harbour Lodge, Seaham 0191 5817921
Theresa Smailes Maple Court, Consett 01207 588214
Rachael Brown Sycamore Lodge, Spennymoor 01388 818290

Apply on-line via www.northeastjobs.org.uk or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team via Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk


In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Permanent DCC employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager / Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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