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WCC Social Care Recruitment Feb 2018
This open day will offer people the chance to meet our staff and ask questions informally about the service and the people they will be supporting.
Published Friday, 2nd February 2018

We have over 20 posts available and are looking for people now.

Do you have some time available and are looking for a part-time or full time job? Or perhaps you've been caring for a family member and want to continue?

Worcestershire County Council is recruiting staff to help support people who are being discharged from an acute hospital but need a period of assessment to understand what their future care and support requirements are, with aim of helping people maintain their independence for as long as possible.

We've been holding a series of open days to meet people and explain what we are looking for.  The latest open day, which is being held at St Peter's Baptist church is fast approaching. 

The open day will take place on 7th February from 10am until 3pm. While we are looking for people to work all over the county, we are particularly interested in people who would like to work in the Malvern or Evesham areas.

Previously, after a stay in hospital, individuals would be accommodated in different locations, such as care homes, where they would receive care and support but often became more dependent. It is hoped that this will help ensure people live independently for as long as possible.

Director of Adult Services, Sander Kristel, said: "We have been extremely pleased with the positive reaction to our previous open days, which have seen lots of people coming along keen to learn more. 

"The County Council offers competitive rates, plus a range of staff benefits.  As well as initial training, there is a career path that could lead to more senior roles for those who choose it.  We are very happy with the package we are offering and currently have great staff.  We now just need more, with over 20 social care posts available across the county and you don't need previous experience."

Councillor Adrian Hardman, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Adult Social Care, added: "Whilst ensuring people are able to live independently for as long as possible is one of Worcestershire County Council's top priorities, more importantly social care can also be an incredibly rewarding role.

"We also want families know that their loved ones are receiving the best possible care that is solely focussed on their immediate needs and long term independence."

This open day will offer people the chance to meet our staff and ask questions informally about the service and the people they will be supporting.

Any potential candidates who do not have easy access to a computer needn't worry; staff will be available and happy to help with completing the forms, so applications can be started on the day. Flexible working hours are also available, to make finding the right balance between working and home life easier, and full training will be provided.

For more information about the open day or to apply for a social care role contact 07789 650245 or email Work4us@worcestershire.gov.uk