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Vacancy Details

Care Assistant - Madeline McKenna Care Home

Halton Borough Council
£9.36 per hour plus 9.16% unsocial working allowance
Halton Borough Council
Working Pattern:
Nights/Weekends/Part Time/Evenings
20-26 hours hours per week. Various shifts available.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
27/09/2020 at 23:55 PM
Halton Borough Council

Have you considered a career in Social Care? We need your help now more than ever to provide additional resources and support. We are looking for Care Assistants to join the team within our growing Care Home division.

Adult Social Care takes on many different forms and helps adults of all ages. It is held together by a common purpose: not just helping people with a wide range of needs, but helping people to live the best possible life.

A career in social care is emotionally rewarding – knowing every day that you are making a difference to people’s lives. That is why supporting the care sector is so critical at this time. Whatever your circumstances, great social care can make all the difference to a person’s quality of life. By choosing a career in social care with Halton Borough Council you will be considered an asset to the sector whilst making a real difference to your local community.

The challenges of COVID-19 go far beyond anything we have previously experienced. We are fully focused on continuing to support individuals through this time, by adopting new ways of working including practicing social distancing where we can, working in partnership with our infection control colleagues and following national guidance with regards to the use of PPE.

If you can help in these extraordinary times, and beyond, to provide essential support as a Care Assistant then we would love to hear from you. We are looking for caring, hardworking, compassionate and dedicated individuals to work within Madeline McKenna Care Home, Widnes.

Your role will be to positively support and encourage residents; attending to their physical, emotional, cultural and social needs using a person centred approach. Previous experience working in a care setting is desirable but not essential. You will address the personal care needs of service users, and have knowledge of a person centred approach and understand the importance of observing service users’ choice, dignity and privacy.

In your role as a Care Assistant you will also possess excellent communication skills and will have the ability to form appropriate relationships with a range of stakeholders to promote effective service delivery. In addition, you will contribute to the care and support assessment planning and monitoring processes and will therefore have the ability to accurately maintain clear and concise written records.

An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care is desirable. A full training programme is provided as part of your induction.

We have multiple posts available for both Care Homes.

Madeline McKenna Court, Caxton Close, Hough Green, Widnes WA84DY

1 x 20 hour post

1 x 23 hour post

1 x 26 hour post

Please only apply for posts you wish to be considered for, your application form will ask you to select your choices in order of preference.

In return Halton Borough Council offer an attractive salary and benefits including an unsociable working allowance, generous holiday package and local Government pension scheme.

For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Angela Colebrook, Registered Manager on 0151 511 7853.

If you’re not sure if a role in adult social care is for you, why not complete this online self-assessment tool that will provide you with a personal profile, https://www.aquestionofcare.org.uk/.

Interviews will be via Skype video call and in accordance to current social distancing measures, no interviews will take place face to face.

Interviews are due to take place on the 13th and 14th October 2020.


How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.


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