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We're recruiting paid carers

We're urgently recruiting paid carers to support older people and adults with disabilities in a variety of settings from residential care to supported living environments.

Due to increasing levels of staff absences throughout the care sector in Lancashire caused by Covid-19, we have an urgent need for additional staff, to keep the most vulnerable people in Lancashire safe and supported.

We have a number of temporary jobs available which could lead to a permanent position with the county council or a care provider.

We are also recruiting catering/general assistants to help out in our school kitchens and support those preparing meals at lunchtime. 

Find out more about the roles available below and apply today.

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Our roles

We are looking for carers to support within residential care settings, supported living environments and within people's own homes via a homecare provider across the whole of Lancashire.

We're also recruiting catering/general assistants to support our school catering teams. The roles would be based in school kitchens, helping with serving school lunches.

Find out more about the roles below and if you are interested in applying for one of these roles please complete the online form below.

Our Carers (personal care) provide a range of help to residents, such as washing, dressing, bathing and helping them at mealtimes. Also supporting residents to be more independent.

You will be paid £9.81 per hour (personal care), plus holiday pay and enhancements if you work at night or at weekends (time plus 25%).

We will also pay you for the time taken to undertake the e-learning (up to 6 hours).

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Our Carers (non-personal care) carry out tasks such as helping with the provision of drinks and meals, food preparation, changing bedding, laundry duties, light cleaning and undertaking social activities with service users.

Other roles might be helping service users maintain contact with their relatives, e.g. supporting with video calls or admin tasks. 

You will be paid £9.62 per hour (non-personal care), plus holiday pay and enhancements if you work at night or at weekends (time plus 25%).

We will also pay you for the time taken to undertake the e-learning (up to 6 hours).

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We're looking for Catering/General Assistants to join our team. The roles would be based in school kitchens, helping with serving school lunches and other tasks.

You will be paid £9.50 per hourYou would be working 1.5 to 2 hours per day, usually between 11:30am and 1:30pm. 

You would be supporting the people who prepare the meals and your role could include:

  • Preparing the dining room and moving/setting up the furniture

  • Assisting serving children's lunches

  • Washing up

  • Cleaning the kitchen, serving area and dining room on a daily basis

 

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How to apply

If you have recently left a role in the care sector or have previous experience in a care setting we would love to hear from you. 

If you don’t have any experience but want to help out, please still get in touch as experience is not essential, we will provide training.  

There is no minimum number of days that you must be able to commit to, even being able to commit to one shift would be helpful, although you will need to be able to cover entire shift periods and not just isolated hours.

If you would like to apply for a carer role, please complete the application form below to register your interest and we will be in touch with you.

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Further information

We understand that you may have questions before registering your interest.  We have provided some information below, which we hope will help you.

Please note that you are only able to take up this role if you are fully vaccinated and we would strongly advise you to get your booster vaccination too.

You will also be required to comply with the testing arrangements in place for the relevant care setting.

If you do come forward to help, you will be asked to complete a 6-hour online training package before being deployed, with supervision, into an older adult's residential home or with a homecare provider where there is a need for additional staffing. You will also be working alongside experienced staff who will guide you and share their knowledge and skills with you.

An e-learning package has been developed by our operational teams in conjunction with our Learning and Development colleagues. The following link provides information on the essential e-learning resources we’d ask you to complete prior to deployment that should take you approximately 6 hours to work through and includes the following:

  • Safeguarding Adult Level 1
  • Infection Control
  • A day in the life – an overview of what the role of a care assistant entails
  • Covid-19 Safeguarding for volunteers/paid carers
  • Fire safety within the home
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Personal Protective Equipment – a guide for care homes

To ensure both you and those within care settings you may attend are safe and protected, you will be provided with home testing kits, the relevant PPE and associated training for donning and doffing PPE - which can be found here

You will be paid £9.62 per hour (non-personal care) or £9.81 per hour (personal care), plus holiday pay and enhancements if you work at night or at weekends (time plus 25%).

We will also pay you for the time taken to undertake the e-learning (up to 6 hours).

All roles will require an enhanced DBS with adults barred list check. 

There is no minimum number of days that you must be able to commit to, even being able to commit to one shift would be helpful, although you will need to be able to cover entire shift periods and not just isolated hours. Ideally, you would be able to commit to multiple shifts during January to allow for better planning.

The shift times across care homes and in homecare settings can vary considerably, however, a typical three-shift pattern in a residential care home may look something like this:

  1. 7.30am – 3.30pm
  2. 3.30pm – 10.00pm
  3. 10pm – 7.30am

We are looking for additional carers to support within residential care settings, supported living environments and within people's own homes via a homecare provider across the whole of Lancashire.

When completing the application form, you can select where you'd be more comfortable working.