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Community Care Assistant (closing date: 27/05/24)

£25,979 - £28,770 per year pro rata. Our Community Care Assistants provide care and support to help people achieve positive outcomes, live well, regain independence and/or remain independent in their own home and in their community.

Post title: Community Care Assistant
Post number: SS.66627-V2 
Salary: £25,979 - £28,770 per year pro rata
Job description:  Community Care Assistant (SS.66627-V2) job description (PDF) [277KB]
Directorate/department: Social Services

Apply online now for post SS.66627-V2

Closing date: 11.59pm, 27 May 2024

Further information

Some of the people our care staff support experience feelings of isolation, and some will have physical and or emotional barriers to independence. Most people that we support require help with personal care.
By supporting people in their own homes, our care staff help people to feel connected, regain skills for daily living, increase their confidence and physical abilities to improve/maintain their quality of life. 
Whether you have previously worked in care, cared for a loved one or are interested in a career in care, we will be delighted to hear from you.

What type of person are we looking for...?
You are warm, helpful, friendly, reliable, flexible, honest, trustworthy, a good listener and kind.

  • Could you support and care for people in their own homes to help them feel safe and independent?
  • Are you a good listener and able to develop good relationships with people so that you could identify changes in their health in order to keep them well?
  • Are you reliable and flexible and can help the service to support people at various times of the day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year?
  • Do you have a full driving license and access to your own vehicle to reach people who live across Swansea at their scheduled call times?
  • Could you help us to become the best home care service in Wales?

If this sounds like you, please consider this rewarding role and apply.
We will support you to do a great job and make a difference by providing you with ...

  • Competitive salary, starting at £13.47 per hour
  • Enhanced pay after 7pm weekdays and on weekends
  • Mileage payment of 45p per mile
  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Attractive pension scheme with Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment and works mobile phone
  • A full induction training programme to maximise your skills and abilities 
  • Continued and ongoing professional development to maintain registered domiciliary care worker status
  • Opportunity for career progression

We have a number of 28-hour contracts within our community teams including:

  • Community Care Assistant (Long Term Complex)
  • Community Care Assistant (Reablement)

The average 28-hour contracts operate a fixed shift pattern, an example is shown below: 
4 shifts - 7am - 1.30pm, followed by 2 days off. 
4 shifts - 7am - 1.30pm, followed by 2 days off. 
4 shifts - 4pm - 10.30pm, followed by 2 days off.  

This is a rolling rota. 
 
Evening and weekend contracts are allocated with one weeks' notice and will either be 7am - 1.30pm or 4pm - 10.30pm.  

Want to know more about a career in social care, not sure if it's for you, or simply want to chat about the role? Contact Liz Doolan for a friendly chat on 01792 530788 or email elizabeth.doolan@swansea.gov.uk 

Safeguarding
Within Swansea Council there is a "Safeguarding is Everybody's Business" principle, and this applies to all Swansea Council employees, elected members, volunteers and contractors.
Further details can be found at https://www.swansea.gov.uk/corporatesafeguarding

Job applications may be submitted in Welsh. An application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.


 

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