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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:
20/10/2021 23:59
£18,933 - £19,698 grade 3 (pro-rata )- hourly rate of £9.81 rising to £10.21
enhanced payments for working unsocial hours
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sycamore Lodge, Spennymoor
Post Number:
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
20 Oct

Further information


Sycamore Lodge, Spennymoor

Home Care and Support worker
Part-time 18 hours 30 minutes temporary post available

*Part-time 18 hour 30 minutes Home Care & Support Worker required temporary up to 31/8/2023 subject to service review, but with the possibility of being made a permanent position. The successful applicant will be guaranteed 18.5 hours 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.

Vacancy Ref: AHS/21/513

SALARY: £18,933 - £19,698 pro rata to hours worked (an hourly rate of £9.81 rising to £10.21) - grade 3 ** plus enhanced payments for working unsocial hours**
for evenings (after 8.00pm), night shift and weekends £13.00 rising to £13.60 an hour.
(plus further enhanced hourly rate payable for working Bank Holidays)

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 Sycamore Lodge, Spennymoor.

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.

No previous experience required however applicants should be willing 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

**Covid-19 Vaccination
This role falls within the scope of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021. These Regulations require you to demonstrate that you have received a complete course of your Covid-19 vaccination, unless exemptions apply. A complete course may refer to one or two doses of the vaccine, depending on the type of vaccine. It does not cover booster doses. Extending the policy to cover booster doses would require amending the regulations and be subject to parliamentary approval.

If you are successful and before taking up the role you will be required to provide evidence of this as part of your pre-employment checks.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 1st November, 2021 and will be conducted through video call via internet. Help with arranging the video call is available .

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:

Rachael Brown, Sycamore Lodge, Spennymoor 01388 818290 or email rachael.brown@durham.gov.uk

Apply on-line via www.northeastjobs.org.uk or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team tel 03000 269421 Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

*(If you need support in completing the application form the council Care Academy team can support you. Please email careacademy@durham.gov.uk and one of the advisors will be in touch)

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.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

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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