Care and Support Worker, Care Homes- Halton
Various contracts available to suit your preference, £10.19 to £10.39 per hour (plus additional allowances including premium pay supplement of 9.16% and 10% Night Allowance)
Halton Council are looking for people who are passionate about helping others and bringing value and happiness to the lives of elderly people. Our care and support worker roles offer a generous salary with opportunities for further development and progression.
About the homes Halton council own 3 nursing homes in the borough.
Millbrow Care Home, Widnes- 44 bed nursing home – providing general nursing care and Dementia nursing care.
St Patricks, Widnes- 40 bedded Nursing home – providing Dementia nursing care.
St Lukes, Runcorn, 56 bedded Nursing home – providing Dementia nursing care.
All of our homes have a range of activities and areas available to the individuals who live in them, including spacious garden areas. Care in our homes is personalised and focuses on the needs and wishes of each individual.
About the job – Our care and support workers are key to ensuring that residents in our care homes are well looked after and happy. This role is essential to supporting the lives of elderly people, exploring their history, building relationships with their family and having a positive impact on their life.
You will take an additional responsibility within the home which includes the administration of medication, monitoring residents’ physical health, under the guidance of a nurse. You will complete and review assessments and support plans as required in a strengths-based and person-centred manner.
You will support residents in their daily lives from washing and dressing to eating meals and moving around safely. You will take part in activities within the home, which could be anything from a relaxing drink in the garden to a competitive game of boules, nothing is off limits! You will be part of a supportive lively team who work together to help each other.
You will take an additional responsibility within the home which includes the administration of medication, monitoring residents’ physical health and undertaking simple wound dressings. You will complete and review assessments and support plans as required in a strengths-based and person-centred manner.
There are a range of working hrs and rotas available to meet your needs and that of the differing services .
About You - We are looking for people who share our values of supporting elderly residents to live happy and fulfilled lives, will have a patient and kind manner, as well as a drive to create a fun and positive atmosphere within the homes. Professional experience of caring is essential and medication administration would be beneficial but full training will be provided.
What Halton Council can offer you-
- A commitment to provide high quality training and development opportunities to all staff.
- Opportunities for career progression within and outside of the care home setting, dependent on individual career goals
- A competitive salary, with opportunity to work overtime if wanted
- An excellent pension scheme and holiday entitlement.
We will be holding open days on 5th May at Widnes Market (10am-3pm) and 10th May at Halton Lea Library (10.30am-3pm) . We welcome you to come along and chat to us more about these roles. Alternatively you can apply via the link below.
Closing date is 15th May 2022
Interviews will be held on 23rd May 2022