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Lancashire County Council hiring Covid-19 caseworkers and contact tracers

Posted on - 25th October, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News
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Lancashire County Council have recently reaffirmed their support for the bid. Pic: Stephen McKay

Lancashire County Council are hiring a number of people to work as Covid-19 caseworkers and contact tracers.

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These positions come following the announcement that Lancashire would start to take control of more test and trace systems under the new tier-three restrictions.

Read more: Lancashire to be handed more ‘test and trace’ roles in tier-three coronavirus deal

LCC have received a support package, understood to be worth £42m, which will go towards funding the new roles.

The new roles will be mostly home-based, but some face to face meetings may be required.

Read more: These are the tier-three restrictions for Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire

Candidates will be expected to provide guidance and support on Covid-19 guidelines to complex settings which will include schools, high-risk workplaces and care sector and residential services.

The role will include activities such as contact tracing, tracing complex positive cases and their contacts and providing advice on self-isolation practice.

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Proficient use of MS Word and Excel and databases is essential, and candidates will ideally have experience in a customer-facing role and will have excellent communication skills.

The job will be full time until March 2022 and applications close at midnight on November 1 2020 – applications can be made on the county council website.

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