Join us as a care and support worker because small things make a huge difference…
Whether you are experienced in care or looking to start out in your career we would love to hear from you!
With opportunities available across North Yorkshire and with hours to suit you, there really is something for everyone.
Whether you have worked in care before or not - we want to hear from you!
Why work in care?
Because small things make a huge difference..
If you want your career to involve doing something that people genuinely appreciate, whether you are experienced or looking to start a new career; we would love to hear from you. Working in a care and support role is far more than just a job. It is interaction, communication and relationship building. The enjoyment of activities, sharing of stories and memories, all whilst learning from the vast life experience of the people you support.
When working in care and support, no two days are the same. The positive impact you can make to the lives of others is invaluable. It will make a difference to your day because you’re making a difference to theirs. Maintaining dignity, choice and control, respecting human rights and maximising the independence and wellbeing of those you support is key. You will have the opportunity to meet and work with a variety of different people including relatives and friends. If they’re happy and their families are happy, you will be too.
Working in a care and support role offers a great deal of flexibility, working hours to suit you, helping you to achieve a better work life balance, enabling you to pursue other employment, hobbies or interests outside of work.
We also offer a range of financial incentives and enhancements for weekend and night working, so you will never be out of pocket!
Why work for us?
As a council we offer an abundance of reasons to come and work for us.
Firstly, if you do not already hold the Level 2 in Health and Social Care or the QCF Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care, that isn’t a problem. All we ask is for your commitment to study the qualification with full support and training from us to help you to develop. Staff development is important to us so we will also pay for you to complete it via our apprenticeship training route.
If that isn’t enough, what else can we offer you?
• Significant training and learning including equality and diversity, personal safety, autism and dementia awareness, health and safety, customer care
• Full support and training to achieve the Level 2 in Health and Social Care or the QCF Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
• The opportunity to work as part of a dedicated team in a varied and exciting role supporting vulnerable adults to get the most out of life
• A chance to build valuable professional relationships with families and other sector professionals
• Extensive induction with ongoing support throughout your employment
• Access to a wide range of resources to enhance your learning, knowledge and skills
• Generous holiday entitlement starting at 23 days per year, increasing by length of service
• Paid enhancement for weekend working / night working / sleep in duties
• DBS clearance paid for by us
• Possible recruitment payment in our extra care teams- up to £1,700
• Starting salary dependent on experience and qualifications
• Competitive rate of pay with the opportunity for progression
• Access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts including green car scheme, childcare vouchers and home technology scheme
• Access to health and well-being advice and support for you and your family
• Access to a secure and flexible employee pension scheme
Let’s hear from our existing staff about their careers in care
Our existing staff love what they do- making a genuine difference to the lives of those who need them the most!
They all come from a diverse range of backgrounds and all have their unique story to tell about why they love working in care.
Throughout his career, Reda has made a real difference to the lives of many people. Whilst living in London he took on a voluntary role within the NHS and has since relocated to North Yorkshire. Reda now works in the reablement team helping people get back on their feet.
“I originally trained as an accountant but after volunteering at a local hospital some of my colleagues suggested I apply for a paid job. When I moved to Harrogate I was really excited about this role, I liked the idea that every day would be different and that’s exactly how it’s turned out. I love everything about it. When I get up on a morning I know I am going to be making people happy and helping them get some of their independence back. I know that the people I support and their families are so grateful. Even just a thank you makes me feel recognised for the work I do.”
After working as a builder since the age of 15, the only regret Bobby has of making the move into care is that he didn’t do it 20 years sooner. Although officially retired now, Bobby provides relief cover which offers him a great deal of flexibility. Bobby enjoys the relationships he has with the people he supports, their families and colleagues and says that his role helps to keep him young.
“Now I’m retired it’s nice to be able to do my own thing, book holidays when I want to and not have to work Monday to Friday if I don’t want to. It makes a huge difference knowing I have the option – I could still work full time if I wanted to.”
Throughout her career Angie has progressed through the ranks to get to where she is today. Driven and determined, she has always had a passion for social care values. Angie has benefitted from extensive career development opportunities completing an NVQ Level 2 and 3. She now holds a Level 5 Leadership Diploma in Adult Social Care, all achieved whilst doing a job that she loves. She is a real example of how you can progress you career in the care sector.
“My career started in a hotel working as a hospitality manager. When we moved to Northallerton after starting a family I took on a role at a private hospital. My office window looked out onto a dementia courtyard and seeing that day after day made me realise that I wanted to be doing something that makes a difference in people’s lives.”
When Holly left school at 18 her first priority was going out with friends at the weekend. To pay for her fun filled lifestyle Holly applied for a job in a care home, a very different path from her peers heading off to university.
Holly still has a busy social life and makes the most of her time away from work, but ten years on she’s now a registered manager in an adult care facility. By earning and learning at the same time Holly avoided the student debt most people under 30 are still paying off and was able to buy her own house last year.
“If you want to progress there are so many opportunities open to you. For anyone considering a role in adult social care I’d say give it a chance. I can honestly say that I love what I do and I wouldn’t change it for the world!”
Our current roles
We have a variety of care roles available across the county. Whether you are looking for full time, part time or relief work and whether you like to work out and about in the community or prefer to be situated in an elderly person's home, we have just the role for you!
Care and Support Worker (Community based)
Location: Fernbank Court Extra Care Housing, Selby
Hourly rate: up to £9.01 (plus an additional one-off payment of up to 10% of salary for exceptional candidates may be payable)
Hours:Various hours available including relief contracts
Closing date: 6th January
Shortlisting: week commencing 14th January
Interviews: week commencing 21st January
2019 Pay Award
For our band 4 roles, if you are joining us pre- April 2019 you can expect the hourly rate to be £8.68 - £9.01. From April 2019 you will be paid in the line with our 2019 pay award rising up to £9.36 - £9.55 per hour*
For our band 5 roles, if you are joining us pre- April 2019 you can expect the hourly rate to be £8.90-£9.50. From April 2019 you will be paid in the line with our 2019 pay award rising up to £9.55 - £9.94 per hour*
* Subject to pay agreement
For all of our vacancies you will find the managers contact details on the advert when you select the apply button.
We encourage you to call managers to have an informal chat about the roles and even arrange a visit with the establishment to have a look around.