Care Worker

09 Feb 2018
09 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Do you love going the extra mile for people to make them feel valued and respected?

Housing & Care 21 is a leading national provider of retirement housing and care services for older people. We deliver affordable, contemporary housing, alongside person-centred care that meets individual needs, improves wellbeing and promotes independent living.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and operate in over 150 local authority areas-managing around 19,000 Retirement and Extra Care apartments. We are the largest provide of Extra Care and provide over 40,000 hours of care each week across over 120 Extra Care services.

What the role involves:
- Assisting the service user with personal needs where necessary and appropriate e.g. getting up in the morning, washing / bathing and dressing; helping with undressing and getting to bed in the evening.
- Providing assistance with household and domestic tasks, e.g. laundry, shopping, cleaning, and financial transactions such as paying bills.
- Making meals, drinks and snacks where necessary.
- Encourage and enable service users to follow agreed care plans.
- Keep care managers, the service and key agencies informed about the well-being of service users and the progress of the care being undertaken.

What we offer:
- Hourly rate of GBP7.51 plus enhancements:
- Weekday (Night) GBP0.50
- Weekend (Day) GBP0.50
- Weekend (Night) GBP1.00
- Free training
- Uniform provided
- Pension scheme
- Paid annual leave
- Employee support helpline
- Career progression
- GBP250 Refer a Friend Scheme
- Paid Training and Shadowing with experienced Care Workers
- Ongoing Specialist Care Training
- Dedicated support from your Line Manager
- Life Cover
- Salary Sacrifice Scheme - Childcare vouchers
- Salary Sacrifice Scheme - Cycle to work
- Eye test vouchers

What you need:
- No experience is necessary however enthusiasm and willingness to learn is a must
- To be kind and friendly
- Good written and verbal English communication skills
- Commitment to undertake necessary further training
- A friendly and caring approach
- A genuine desire to help people
- Reliability and flexibility
- The ability to use your initiative
- Ability to remain calm under pressure
- Part Time 16 or 20 hours per week
- Available to work between 15:30 - 22:30 and working alternate weekends