Adult Care (Short Term Assessment & Re-ablement Service) STARS Assistant - Rochdale - #0003DDEC1

We require a bank of 5 agency staff with comparable skills to our Stars Personal assistants to be deployed by the council over the winter period in a range of settings for an initial four week period. The five staff would be expected to work on a 8 hour shift rota.

Indicative rota attached and therefore all candidates must be prepared to be available to cover as required 24/7 shift 7 day a week work pattern and be prepared to work across a number of settings for example residential, supported living and home care in the borough of Rochdale.

Candidates MUST be able to drive and have access to their own vehicles


The purpose and objective of the role is to provide a personalised care and support service in accordance with an agreed care support plan in partnership with the service user and their family.

Duties will cover care, support and unit or community based tasks that will be delivered on a flexible basis, including day, evening or weekend provision.

Programmes of work will be allocated by your line manager.

Control of Resources


To assist service users to manage their own monies (if they are able to do so) where appropriate to access community activities.

To keep records of all financial transactions regarding service user monies in line with service policies/procedures.


To ensure the proper use of material/equipment resources.

To take appropriate action to maintain equipment and bring to the attention of the appropriate Officer any defect or problems with the equipment.

Health & Safety

Responsibility for the safety and welfare of self and colleagues in accordance with the Health and Safety Policies of the Council.

Equality and Diversity

To work in accordance with the Authority’s Policy relating to the promotion of Equality and Diversity.

Training and Development

The post holder will be responsible for assisting in the identification and undertaking of his/her own training and development requirements in accordance with the Council’s Performance Management Framework.

Relationships (Internal and External)

Develop and maintain good relations with service users, their families/carers, neighbours, staff of outside agencies, including public and voluntary agencies.

Maintain effective and professional relationships with staff within the organisation and across the organisation.


The post holder must –

(i) Perform his/her duties in accordance with Rochdale Council’s Equality and Diversity Policy.

(ii) Work in accordance with the General Social Care Council Code of Practice.

(iii) Ensure the Rochdale Council’s commitment to public services orientation and care of our customers is provided.

Values and Behaviours

Approach the job at all times using the values set out below

  • Proud
  • Passionate
  • Pioneering and Open

Be aware of and apply these behaviours at all times.

Principal Duties

1. To develop and maintain a professional and supportive relationship with service user and their families/carers to ensure their individual needs are being met.

2. To undertake tasks as detailed and prescribed in a service users care/support plan.

3. To support and encourage service users to participate in meaningful activities, new experiences and opportunities which will meet their individual needs, and achieve social inclusion.

4. To keep accurate daily records as required.

5. To be responsible for providing physical and personal care to service users taking into account their basic and acute emotional needs.

6. To administer medication (as prescribed by the medical practitioner) in accordance with Service policies and guidelines

7. To adopt a flexible approach to the hours worked in accordance with the needs of the service user and the organisation.

Principal Duties (STARS specific)

1. To be responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment whilst on duty, to deal with accidents, illness and emergencies in accordance with service policies/procedures and guidelines.

Secondary Duties

1. To attend regular staff meetings and, other relevant meetings as and when required.

2. To maintain a working knowledge of routine fire safety, health and safety, and medication procedures.

3. To participate in training courses as required.

4. To provide appropriate cover for other colleagues across the service during holidays, sickness or training.

5. To assist service users in travelling when necessary.

6. To undertake duties of a domestic nature to ensure the care and comfort of service users.

7. To participate in planned supervision and personal development reviews.

8. To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Service Director (or nominated representative) in consultation with the post holder (and if he/she so wishes with his/her Trade Union representative).

What's on offer?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate
  • Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
  • Desirable location with excellent transport links
  • A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • DBS
  • Adults Social Care Experience
  • Car (expenses included)

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

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