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If you want to make a difference to the lives of people in Warrington, then a career in care could be for you.

Warrington Borough Council is looking for caring and compassionate people to take on the role of care assistants and reablement support workers in their intermediate care at home team.

Applicants don’t need any particular qualifications or previous work experience to apply for these roles, as full training and support will be provided along with opportunities to gain recognised qualifications in care.

The council will provide the necessary training to enable you to work with those who need care in their homes, to encourage them and provide support so that they can become more independent, enabling them to stay safely in their home environment.

What we need from you:

  • A caring nature and strong values of treating people with dignity and respect
  • Willingness to undertake training to a minimum of Level 2 NVQ/QCF in Care (if you do not already have a qualification)
  • A basic level of reading and writing skills
  • A current driving licence, or we can provide support to achieve this
  • Able to work to a rota that includes evenings and weekends

What we offer:

  • A competitive rate of pay with payment and enhancements for working in the evening and at weekends
  • Full training and support with gaining recognised qualifications
  • The opportunity to develop a career in the care sector
  • A supportive and welcoming team
  • A planned, four week rolling rota with flexibility within the team
  • Shift patterns from 15 to 37 hours per week
  • Generous paid holiday allowance of 25 days per year (rising to 30 days after five years’ service)
  • Fully funded DBS checks
  • Use of a pool car (with fuel) during your shift to travel between calls
  • Uniform provided

Senior Reablement Support Worker, Darren Heaton-Stoll, said: “In this role, there is something new every day and I never quite know what is going to happen. It’s such a rewarding job as I know that I have put a smile on someone’s face, or I’ve helped someone to become more independent and made a real difference for them in their home.”

Beth Bradley, Reablement Support Worker, said: “While working for the council, I’ve been supported to complete my care certificate, then went on to complete my level 2 and now my level 3 qualification in health and social care. I love being able to go out to care for people in their own homes and to see that they enjoy having me there to help them gain their independence. I also couldn’t ask for a better team to work with as we help and support each other every day.”

Cllr Paul Warburton, cabinet member for statutory health and adult social care, said: “Giving care and providing support to people is an amazing and satisfying role, and a great career choice. Whether you have previous care experience and are considering coming back into the sector, you are thinking about a career change, or are at the beginning of your working life – there are a number of care roles currently available in Warrington to suit you.

“You don’t need prior qualifications or lots of work experience to start as there is lots of support and training available. You just need a willingness to learn, kindness and patience. Providing care to people in their own homes can make a real difference to their lives as we want to ensure they are able to live as healthy and independently as possible. You can start to make a real difference by joining us and taking your first step towards a rewarding career in care.”