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Care Assistant
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 7945
  • Published: Wed 15/05/2019, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/09/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Salary: £18,065 - £18,426 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Ampthill, Bedfordshire

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Care Assistant

Team: Social care Health and Housing – Adult Social Care
Salary: £18,065 - £18,426 per annum, pro rata
Hours: 30 hours per week
Location: Ampthill Day Centre - Based in Silsoe
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: Rolling Advert to September 2019 - applications reviewed on receipt
More about the role:

If you have a passion for providing quality support for vulnerable people you will be able to find your greatness working for Central Bedfordshire Council in the Care and Support Services. In the Older People’s services, person centred quality care and a promotion of independence, choice and control is vital – you could make people’s lives better.

At our services every day is different - every person has a story as well as a unique need. You’ll join our friendly team in this unique setting. Your main tasks will be to support individuals in all areas of their daily life, including personal care, social activities and mealtimes – promoting their independence and ensuring they are able to maximise their quality of life. You will support people with their health needs and wellbeing – making sure more senior staff are made aware of any changes you notice. You will ensure that customers / Residents have as much choice and control in their lives as possible.

You don’t need any formal qualifications to apply for this role, as your enthusiasm and drive to improve the lives of vulnerable people is the key requirement. However, you will have a good understanding of the needs of vulnerable older people living with difficulties such as physical disability / frailty and or Dementia and be prepared to work towards a level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care. You will become part of a wider team of people, all working towards the same goal – to provide an excellent service to the people in our care.

If you come and work for us you will have the benefit of a generous rewards package, such as annual leave, enhancements for antisocial hours, an employee assistance programme, access to IT equipment, discounts in the local community and the opportunity to complete further training and develop your career in the social care field.

Part of our vision in the Care and Support services is to be there for you. We will recognise you as an individual personality with your own uniqueness, character and life experiences. We will be there for you, to promote and celebrate your continued successes.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification click here: Care Assistant

Click HERE to apply now

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Lisa Staples at or on 0300 300 4115

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.