As the situation with the coronavirus continues to develop, we are urgently looking for additional staff to support vital health and social care services in your community.
Your community needs you!
During the coronavirus pandemic it is more important than ever that we keep people safe and supported across North Yorkshire’s communities. To do this, we need your help at this critical time.
North Yorkshire is a place where looking out for friends and neighbours is part of daily life and kindness comes naturally. These values are what helps make the county such a special place to live, work and visit.
We know that people will want to help their communities and we’re encouraging you to work for us to make sure we can continue to support vulnerable adults and older people over the coming months.
If your current employment is taking a temporary downturn (retail, hospitality, tourism, self-employed etc.); you have finished further education earlier than anticipated; you are looking for temporary employment to support you with immediate income; or you're just keen to do your bit to help the county, then please apply immediately.
There are many ways in which you can be help us; you do not need specific experience or expertise in social care to help. If you are caring and compassionate and willing to get stuck in, we will have a role for you. We work with adults of all ages from 18 upwards. We work with people who may be frail or have multiple health conditions; people with learning and physical disabilities; and people with mental health issues, including dementia.
The type of ways in which you can help may include:
- Cooking meals and preparing snacks and drinks;
- General housekeeping;
- Driving to collect supplies, shopping and delivering vital equipment;
- Helping people to get washed and dressed or get ready for bed;
- Conversation and companionship and social activities - in person or by telephone or online;
- Helping with physical activity;
- Helping people to use technology so they can keep connected and keep well;
- Accredited counselling and therapeutic skills; and
- Organisation, co-ordination and administration - getting things done!
As well providing vital support to the people of North Yorkshire, this is an opportunity to share great moments with your local community, in a supportive and fulfilling environment.
Make a difference to someone’s life and support your community in these most critical of times.
Whilst we are looking to start people as soon as possible in these temporary opportunities, if you find that care and support is a new career for you, we can look to consider permanent work too.
Work can take place in a variety of settings: online or by telephone; in people’s homes, whether they live alone or live in a care home or an extra care housing scheme; in short breaks or day services and out in the community.
And, as we respond to the pandemic, we need creativity to provide these services: face-to-face where necessary (with due precautions taken to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection) and online or by telephone where that works better for people.
Every day is different as your work revolves around the people you’re helping.
Experience is not required and full training and support will be provided. To be a success you will be eager to learn and have the ability to deliver vital care and support to those in need.
We operate 24 / 7 and therefore can consider availability for a variety of hours and times.
How can I help?
If this sounds like something you can help us with, please register your interest and apply straight away to discuss how you support your local community.
Don’t delay - your support is critical!
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The health and safety of our workforce is paramount to us.
If you are classed as vulnerable please do not apply for these emergency roles; as we need to keep you safe and in isolation. We would welcome your interest after the coronavirus threat has been removed.
If you or a household member has had coronavirus symptoms, you could apply for work now if you are in a position to commence work after the 14 days isolation period has passed. Please ensure that you declare this throughout your application.