Recruitment drive for care workers launched to help tackle coronavirus pressures in South Tyneside

South Tyneside Council has launched a call to action for new care workers to help tackle coronavirus pressures in the borough.

South Shields Town Hall
South Shields Town Hall

Council bosses have launched a recruitment drive for “patient and understanding people” to put themselves forward to work in adult social care.

The council will provide fast track training, DBS adults first clearance and support in securing employment with a commissioned adult social care provider.

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No previous experience is necessary for the roles, which include working with some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents.

As many people have lost their jobs or are struggling with reduced salaries during the coronavirus crisis, it is hoped residents will take advantage of the opportunity to earn an income while carrying out valuable and much-needed roles in their communities.

Coun Tracey Dixon, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council with responsibility for Independence and Wellbeing, urged people to “step forward to the challenge.”

“The people of South Tyneside always come together in times of crisis and very many are passionate about helping others,” she said.

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“This is an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable residents.

“Working in care is not without its challenges but, as many of our carers testify, it brings many rewards.

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“We need people to step forward to the challenge so I would urge anyone who feels they have the right temperament and skills to get in touch.”

People are encouraged to send in their CV or their contact details and a brief outline of relevant skills and experience to [email protected]