Casual Social Care Worker in Bridgend County Borough Council

The Bridgend County Council is offering exciting benefits to those Social Care Workers who are willing to relocate to the Borough.

Bridgend County Borough Council serves the community of Bridgend County in South Wales. It is responsible for a range of local services, including education, housing, transportation, social services, and environmental protection. The council is committed to improving the quality of life for residents by providing effective and efficient services. It also focuses on economic development, cultural initiatives, and community engagement to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for the area. The council operates with transparency and accountability, striving to meet the needs and expectations of its citizens.

Position: Casual Social Care Worker

Salary: £12.59 to £16.78 per hour

Job Type: Full Time

Location: UK

About the Role

Bridgend County Borough Council are looking for caring, compassionate people who want to join our incredible provider services teams and help us deliver a person-centred, enabling approach to care and support.

They provide a range of care and support services which include:

Supported Living, Short Breaks and Emergency Accommodation for people with Learning Disabilities and / or mental health difficulties;

Residential Care for Olders Persons and people with Dementia;

Support at Home – community based for which an allowance will be paid for travel between calls;

Extracare Accommodation Services which provide support to people over the age of 60yrs.

This role offers you flexibility, a choice of hours you wish to commit to, and the opportunity to gain experience working in the field of social care.

Experience is welcome, but not needed; we believe it is who you are as a person and the difference you can make that is important. Whether you are new to the role or have supported people previously we want to hear from you; all we ask is that you have a passion to make positive changes to people’s lives.

Main Duties

  • To ensure that individuals are encouraged and empowered to express their views and opinions in all areas of decision making.
  • To provide support with all aspects of daily living which may include household and domestic tasks, shopping and diet/food preparation, personal hygiene, dressing and personal appearance.
  • To assist in maintaining accurate records i.e. individuals’ personal records, service records, communication books, diaries, food and petty cash expenditure.
  • To liaise with families, staff and relevant services to maintain a high standard of support and provision of a quality service.
  • To participate in supervision sessions and staff development opportunities as agreed by your manager and actively engage in any training in order to maintain your own professional development and enhance competency within your role.
  • To be familiar with Health and Safety at Work Regulations, and to ensure effective implementation whilst in work. To carry out and record any safety tests and report any identified fault. To report and where necessary, deal immediately with malfunctioning equipment. To assist and liaise with team members, in maintaining acceptable standards for the maintenance and security of the house.
  • To fully understand and observe all matters concerning individuals and staff ensuring that confidentiality and codes of conduct are adhered to at all times.
  • To have an awareness, understanding and commitment to Bridgend County Borough Council’s operational policies and procedures.


  • Educated to City & Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core and Practice (Adults) or a predecessor Qualification as approved by Social Care Wales or be prepared to undertake training to achieve the award.
  •  Registration with Social Care Wales or requirement to rgister within 6 months.
  • An understanding of the issues faced by people with assessed care and support  needs.
  • Experience of maintaining accurate written and financial records.
  • Demonstrate experience of working as part of a team
  • A basic knowledge of health & safety.
  • To be aware of legislation and procedures that relate to safeguarding vulnerable people
  •  Skills in basic household tasks
  • Ability to follow care and support plans e.g. individual assessments by support staff and professionals.
  • Ability to complete and maintain accurate records.
  • Able to liaise with families and external agencies e.g. Health
  • Professionals, Social Workers etc.
  • Good observation & listening Skills
  • Able to follow and complete delegated tasks
  • Ability to role model and demonstrate best practice
  • Ability to work flexibly and proactively.
  • Ability to support individuals in a wide variety of situations and or settings.


  • An induction programme that will give you the confidence to undertake your role.
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge.
  • A competitive salary ranging from £12.59 – £16.78 per hour which includes enhanced rates for weekends.
  • Overnight / wake in rate of £16.51 per hour with additional enhancements on weekends
  • Travel allowance of 47p per mile (specific to Support at Home services)
  • Availability of a range of shifts / hours to suit your circumstances
  • Annual leave entitlement.
  • Access to staff reward schemes which include discounts on travel, shopping, days out motoring and much more.
  • Occupational health and wellbeing support.

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates should kindly CLICK HERE to visit the official webpage and apply

Application Deadline

July 31, 2024

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