As a Home Care Assistant you will provide care to individuals, within their own homes. This will involve travelling between clients through the community as well as our retirement villages. You’ll perform a variety of tasks according to the Person Centred Care Plan, this may change periodically dependent upon the needs and wishes of the customer. We’re committed to giving you the best start possible and you will receive thorough training, including shadow training with an Experienced Worker before being expected to work alone.
Our team is growing and we have immediate opportunities for people to join us working either full or part-time. A full-time contract will consist of a fully flexible, 30-hour-week while part-time requires a minimum commitment of 16 hours weekly. Due to the location you will need to be willing to travel and be able to drive to rural areas, with business insurance. You will be paid at your full hourly rate of £11.09 from the beginning of your shift to the end including your travel time and breaks in between, the rate increases to £11.28 per hour on a weekend. On top of this you will also be paid 45p for every mile that you drive between calls.
The needs of our customers can vary greatly, some will be in need of personal care to help them get up and dressed on a morning, bathing, taking medication and ensuring their nutritional needs are met. Others require domestic support, so you’ll help them out around the house with general housework, laundry and shopping. You could also assist in more specifics areas such as financial care by collecting their pension for them or helping to budget effectively and manage their bills. Some customer just need a little support to help them remain active socially, you might accompany them to activities such as local clubs or on days out.
As a Home Care Assistant, you’ll value kindness above all and keep the client at the heart of everything you do. Our aim is to ensure that our clients receive the highest standard of care to live well independently. By joining us, you’ll have a wonderful opportunity to support with all aspects of day to day living and see first hand the difference you make to the lives of those you care for. Ideally you’ll have previous experience in a care environment but this is not essential. Above all you’ll be reliable, have a kind and caring attitude, a desire to help others and a flexible approach to work. You’ll be friendly and approachable with the ability to quickly build rapport and put people at ease, always having respect for those you care for and their dignity.
We’ll provide training at full pay, so it’s a great opportunity to learn something new. In return, you will enjoy access to a huge variety of benefits and services to support your physical and psychological well-being and throughout your career as a Care Assistant we will invest in you and you will enjoy additional support and benefits including:
Paid Enhanced DBS/PVG
Company pension scheme
28 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
Group life assurance cover
Award-winning learning and development and support to achieve qualifications.
Working for a CQC rated outstanding company
GP online - a service providing around the clock GP consultation via an interactive app - available to you and your children under 16
An opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues as part of an outstanding and committed team.
Colleague discounts – Access to over 1600 high street discounts including carefully selected discount partners.
Wellbeing - free of charge access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Programme. This gives Colleagues and their family access to 24/7 365 support for a whole range of issues including physical, mental and financial issues
Excellent recognition schemes such as ‘Kindness in Care’ and Long Service Awards
An attractive refer a friend scheme of up to £1000 per referral, depending on the role
We are committed to providing the quickest possible turnaround from the point of making you a job offer to you starting with us on day one.