Warrington Borough Council is looking for people who can train at pace to support adult social care services through the COVID-19 crisis.

As part of our response to the outbreak, we are looking for people who would like to work with us to support our most vulnerable residents during this difficult time.

We need to train and employ a group of people to support local care providers in maintaining essential front line community services within the adult social care sector.

We are working closely with local providers and trainers to run a fast track training package that will equip new staff with the essential skills they need to deliver care and support, safely and effectively.

New recruits will be asked to undertake tasks, working alongside more experienced staff, including:

  • Assisting people with daily activities in their own homes – for example, getting washed and dressed, support with preparing/eating meals and drinks
  • Hands on care and support with older people in residential settings
  • Supporting our local Carecall centre to answer personal alarm calls when people experience a fall/crisis at home so appropriate help can be deployed
  • Undertaking safe and well checks, both by phone and face to face, with isolated vulnerable people in the community to ensure they are able to remain at home

Cllr Rebecca Knowles, cabinet member for statutory health and adult social care, said:

“Adult social care and our providers in Warrington are under immense pressure, supporting up to 2,600 vulnerable people in their homes and in care settings every day. As the outbreak of coronavirus progresses, services will continue to be stretched, so we need to bring in new staff to support them so they can continue to deliver the best possible care. 

“We have both paid and voluntary opportunities available, previous experience isn’t essential as all the necessary training is provided, free of charge. All you need is compassion, understanding, patience and a willingness to learn. It takes a special type of person to work in this environment and in these challenging circumstances, but it’s a brilliantly rewarding vocation for those who want to ensure that our most vulnerable people receive the care and support they need during this difficult time.”

Please register your interest with us as soon as possible, email jobapps@warrington.gov.uk – include your full name, address, and email address (if you have one) and a contact phone number.

Please let us know the type of work you are interested in and details of any previous experience or training you have that may be useful.

For more information, visit warrington.gov.uk/jobs/paid-opportunities-adult-social-care, or call us on 01925 444157.

For the latest information on coronavirus in Warrington, please visit warrington.gov.uk/coronavirus