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‘We’re desperately short of carers’

Created on 22/05/2020 @ 10:05
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Last month unemployment doubled in Powys, but the county council (PCC) says it is still struggling to recruit carers during the most testing crisis of our generation.

PCC says it is in urgent need of 30 more care workers to help residents remain independent in their own homes and communities.

The posts – domiciliary care assistants – are available across Powys and will be fixed term for six months as we navigate our way through the Covid-19 crisis.

The council requires extra staff as a number of the workforce are currently shielding or socially isolating with some 4.7% of the whole council workforce currently unavailable. 

Michael Gray is Head of Adult Services, and he explained: “We urgently need extra people in Adult Services to provide care and support to adults in their own homes. The jobs are being offered as 25 hours a week positions for the next six months.

“The job would involve helping adults to do the things that matter to them to help them live independently. You might also be helping people stay connected with friends and family through the lockdown period. Don’t worry if you haven’t had experience of working in social care previously, we’d still like to hear from you.

“What’s more important to us is that you’ve got an interest in working with people, are flexible with regards to shift patterns and able to commit to the role for at least 6 months.

“This role is a real chance to make a difference to our residents in Powys and we look forward to hearing from you.”

The closing date for applications is June 10 and more information is available here

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