Housing & Care 21.

Care Worker

Preston, Lancashire
Excellent Rates
18 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Carol Perry
Contract Type
Part Time


The Country’s largest not for profit Care Provider


Weekend Standby Care Workers

Exciting New job opportunities for 2 exceptional people to join our Intermediate Care Team

Looking for a Career in Care

We welcome applications from both experienced Carers and individuals who want to work in the Care Sector for the first time.

What we offer:

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Paid Mileage
  • Enhanced rates for Evening & Weekends
  • Weekly Pay
  • Guaranteed Hours
  • Paid Annual Leave
  • £250 Refer a Friend Scheme
  • £50 Annual Retention Bonus
  • Free Car Breakdown Cover
  • DBS Check
  • Flexible working hours including Mornings, Evenings & Weekends
  • Full Training (QCF 2 & 3)
  • Paid Training & Shadowing with experienced Care Workers
  • Ongoing Specialist Care Training (QCF 2 & 3)
  • Dedicated support from your Line Manager
  • Career Progression
  • Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Free Uniform
  • Employee Support Helpline


What you need:

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Essential to hold a current UK driving licence and have access to a Car for work purposes
  • Willing to work permanent alternate weekends
  • Excellent communication skills verbally and in writing using basic English
  • Good levels of flexibility and motivation
  • A commitment to working in the community making a positive difference to peoples lives


 Weekend Standby Care role will involve:

  • To work permanent alternate weekends
  • Standby from 6pm Friday evenings until 8.00am Monday mornings inclusive
  • Access at all times to the Mobile Handset provided, to respond quickly and efficiently to requests from the office to attend any visits during the day or night
  • Areas covered include Preston, Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and surrounding areas (mileage paid)
  • Providing personal care and support to clients including washing, bathing and toileting
  • Healthcare, including assisting the service user to take medication as appropriate
  • Providing practical support and domestic tasks including laundry, cleaning, shopping and preparing and cooking meals
  • Standby rates; £60 call-out fee, £30 for overnight per night (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Day time 8.00am – 10.00pm £4.84 per hour standby, Crisis visit fee £5.43


We would love to hear from people who want to begin or continue their career in care – full training and support provided throughout.

How to apply and arrange an interview

Email CV to carol.perry@housingandcare21.co.uk

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