Care Assistant

Recruiter
TheSmartList
Location
King's Lynn
Salary
£8.60 – £11.60 per hour
Posted
17 Oct 2019
Closes
31 Oct 2019
Ref
GJ2193
Contact
Brooke Smith
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Care Assistants – Full Time and Part Time opportunities available

About Caring Together

Three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our life. We will look after a family member or friend who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or addiction, cannot cope without our support.

Caring Together is a leading regional charity who provide information and advice, run services in local communities and campaign so that carers have choices.

We are proud to support 12,000 carers and their families every year.

Some of the benefits of being a Care Assistant working on the Enhanced Home Support Service (EHSS) with us:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working options - 74 hours over a two week period (to support a 24/7 service) flexible shift patterns. Including some overnight on call work.
  • Options for part time include weekends, overnight or daytime work.
  • An opportunity to experience working in a charity that makes caring rewarding


Key requirements of a Care Assistant:

 

  • Must live within a commutable distance of Kings Lynn
  • Friendly, reliable people who are driven to provide the best quality of support to adults that are due to be discharged from Hospital and Dementia Care
  • Experience in the social care sector, with a minimum of NVQ/QCF Level 2 or other professional qualification in Care
  • Driving licence, access to a vehicle and a good heart, we can train the rest


Key responsibilities of a Care Assistant:

 

 

  • To be part of a team of professionals based in the community, supporting patients that have recently been discharged from Hospital or to support in Admission Avoidance, including providing family carer support, & support for people who are EOL & people with Dementia.
  • To treat all carers and people with care needs with respect and sensitivity, recognising the need for confidentiality at all times
  • To undertake the tasks specified in the care plan, adapting your practice to the preferences of the individual; this may include the following personal and social care tasks
  • To maintain clear and accurate records as directed by the Care Team Manager and carry out administrative tasks as required e.g. Records of Visits, Medication records


We are a caring charity with flexible and rewarding opportunities for you to help people to achieve their personal goals and remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. In return we offer great progression opportunities and regular, ongoing support.

Here's what people have to say about working here:

Jane said, “I feel proud to be part of a team who are committed to providing the best possible support to families, doing small things that make a big difference to people in their own homes and out and about”

And Brendan said, “My Care work consists of helping older people with personal care, shopping, taking them on trips out, though mostly they enjoy having someone to chat to, keeping them company.”

So what do you get?

 

 

  • £8.60 – £11.60 per hour
  • Excellent travel, mileage expenses and fuel card
  • Sleep in nights allowance
  • Potential for career progression in a variety of ways
  • An opportunity to experience working in a charity that makes caring rewarding
  • Development opportunities and training
  • Ongoing support
  • Paid holiday
  • Company phone
  • The opportunity to get involved in our Staff Forum
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Pension scheme


Caring Together does not discriminate. We are interested in your skills, your talent, your potential and nothing else.

Please click “apply”. You will then be contacted by a member of our team for a chat about what role would suit you best.

Please use the reference GJ2193 for any communications regarding the opportunities.

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