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A view of St Mary's Church from The Old Vicarage Gardens.

Weekend Care Assistants

 Zero Hours Contract - Flexible Hours 

Available to cover weekend shifts 

£11.97 per hour

If you enjoy good company and you are kind and compassionate about caring for others, we would love to hear from you. No day is ever the same here, and we pride ourselves on offering quality care and, above all creating lots of smiles.  One minute you can be providing personal care and the next you can be engaging in reminiscing sessions with our residents.

If you enjoy wonderful views and lots of fresh air, we think this job may be for you! Our residents love to go for quiet strolls around Allithwaite and one of their favourite things to do is to appreciate the spectacular view of Morecambe Bay. When the weather is fine, we make the most of the sunshine and provide armchair ballet and creative arts and crafts sessions within our beautiful garden. We have mini concerts in the garden and have great fun at our annual Strawberry Fayre.

Being a team player is what we ask of all our staff and most importantly that you enjoy coming to work at The Old Vicarage.

Our Weekend Care Assistants are incredibly important to us and we can offer flexibility to suit you and your family commitments. We appreciate you may not always be available for shifts and are happy to fit within your home schedule.


Job Description

  • Preparing breakfast and giving it to clients and helping clients who need help in eating to do so.

  • Assisting clients upon waking and helping them with personal hygiene and dressing.

  • Making sure residents' rooms are kept tidy.

  • Assisting the Housekeeper with cleaning.

  • Assisting with laundry when required.

  • Participating in activities with the residents.

  • Providing our residents and visitors with refreshments.

  • Ensuring clients have sufficient toiletries.

  • Assisting catering staff with the preparation of food.

  • Smiling and listening to our residents and creating a homely space.

  • Keeping a record of care for all our residents using the Mobile Care Monitoring system (training will be given).

  • Ensuring the external doors are secure at all times.

Job Requirements

  • DBS Clearance and References - The Old Vicarage pays for DBS Clearance.

  • Flexibility regarding working hours and weekend availability.

  • No experience is necessary as we are willing to train.

  • Undertake e-learning training following our set training programme.

  • Undertake specialist training such as moving and handling.

  • Review own training and identify future training needs.

  • Attend staff/team meetings as necessary.


  • Increment of £0.10 for NVQ 2.

  • Increment of £0.15 for NVQ 3.

  • A bonus of £2 per hour for exceeding hours of work.

  • 20 pence per mile commuting fuel allowance for journeys over 15 miles.

  • Starting bonus of £250 (payable after a 13-week trial period).

  • £250 'Refer a Friend' Bonus (payable after a 13-week trial period).

  • Driving Lessons funded up to the value of £250 (payable after a 13-week trial period).

  • Online Training Course Completion Bonus Payment.

  • 10% Staff Discount on Grange Bakery products.

  • On-site parking.

  • A uniform is provided.

If you are interested in becoming a Weekend Care Assistant at our lovely and friendly, Cumbrian Residential Care Home in Grange over Sands, please click on the link below to complete the Application Form. We welcome all applications but we must advise, we do not provide a relocation package or UK Visa Employment Sponsorship.

Good Luck!

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