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Be a Care Hero for Sefton

Be a #CareHero – #SupportingSefton 

Sefton Council is joining authorities across the North West to send out an urgent plea for people to step forward to Be a Care Hero, and help provide essential services for those that need them most.

The combined effort by the adult social care organisations behind the recruitment drive of North West councils is of a scale never seen before.  The result is a simple recruitment process to ensure people can be placed into practical roles providing care and assistance as quickly as possible.

Sefton Social Care Providers has a variety of roles available, for which experience is not always necessary, but a kind, caring, friendly and compassionate outlook is essential. Sefton Social Care Providers is hoping that those with transferable skills will respond to the plea, with the training provided meaning that those applying don’t need any previous experience of working in adult social care for some of the roles.

Current roles within the Borough of Sefton include Care Assistants, Cooks and Kitchen Assistants, Cleaners and Maintenance workers, Administrators, Qualified Social Workers and Qualified clinical roles such as Nursing, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.


Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills said:
“Through the Be a Care Hero campaign we want to build upon the fantastic reaction we have already seen across Sefton in the face of COVID-19.

“We have a range of essential roles and we are looking for caring and compassionate people with great communications skills to fill them. We will provide training, so they don’t need previous experience working in adult social care but what they do need to be able to do is engage with and listen to people, ensuring the best possible outcomes for them.”

 

Cllr Paul Cummins, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said: “Every day, those working in adult social care across our Borough are doing an incredible job, providing people with essential support, and our whole community thanks these Care Heroes for everything that they are doing.

“Now, through the Be a Care Hero campaign we are looking for more people to take on these vital roles that give the adults in our care across the Borough the support that they need, and will give those already working in the sector the additional help that they need during these unprecedented times.”

 

The recruitment process has been kept as simple as possible, with one portal for all council’s across the North West, which can be accessed via: https://greater.jobs/content/10231/be-a-care-hero

To go straight to Sefton Social Care Provider’s recruitment information visit: https://greater.jobs/search-and-apply/job-details/37711/

Interviews will take place over the phone or via Skype / Facetime.

Cllr Cummins added: “One of the uplifting things that these extraordinary times have highlighted is the true warmth, kindness and community spirit of people.  Adults in social care are among the most vulnerable in our society, and we hope that people will respond and will want to Be a Care Hero.”

For further information email CareInSefton@sefton.gov.uk or call 0151 934 2610.