Care Worker for the Elderly

8.70 - 13.00 GBP Hourly + GBP8.70 - GBP13/hour
19 Feb 2019
19 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Nationwide Care Services Ltd - Immediate start available

We are an independent provider of Home (Domiciliary) Care to people living at home. We have been operating in the business for over 10 years and our passion and focus is providing high-quality person-centred care, treating all our clients with dignity and respect, and ensuring their safety, health, and well-being is maintained. We offer a wide range of services including personal care, end of life care, and assistance with cleaning, shopping and companionship.

We are looking for Care Assistants / Support Workers / Care Workers to join our growing team that are looking to make a difference to our service user lives. We are looking for permanent staff who can work either full time, part time or even bank hours each week. Experience is preferable but is not necessary as full training is required.

Nationwide Care wants all of its care staff to have a good work / home life balance and are happy to work with the applicant to find a work pattern that is suitable for the applicant and the company. We have numerous staff that work just evenings, just mornings and just weekends. The only minimum requirement is that the applicant must work be able to work every other weekend. Hourly Rate is based on Contact time delivered to the service users.

We are looking for a staff members in the Worcestershire Area. Areas that we cover are as follows:

Worcester, Droitwich, Malvern, Stourport on Severn, Kidderminster

We also offer some great benefits too:

• Bank Holiday rates for staff are paid at time and a half of applicable hourly rates. (Earn up to GBP13.00 an hour on these days)
• Mileage Allowance - GBP0.25ppm
• Full Holiday pay for all annual leave days taken (amount given subject to days worked)
• Attend a 5 day Training Course Which is paid (hours paid after successful 3 month probation) and 2 day refresher course every year to update staff's knowledge and practises.
• Ongoing Training and Development with Auto Enrolment Free QCF in Level 2 and Level 3 Health and Social Care.
• Guaranteed Hours Contracts offered out - (Subject to Terms and Conditions)
• Staff work in a 5-10 Mile Radius - to keep the cost of travel down as much as possible.
• Get GBP75.00 if you refer a friend to the company and they pass their 3 month probation.
• Auto Enrolment into a Pension Scheme
• Free Uniform given to all staff
• Staff are paid every 2 weeks - a great benefit for people who need money quickly.
• Open Door Policy for all staff - form a friendly and supportive team if you want to come in and have a chat with the manager or the team. No need to book an appointment.
• Regular Supervision meetings which are one to one with the management team and 8 weekly Staff team meetings for staff to give their input into the branch.
• Carer of the Month Reward and Outstanding Work - a new scheme to show our carers that we appreciate their hard work and that we recognise if they go the extra mile for the service users.
• Great Career Progression - all roles are offered to existing staff first before they are advertised externally.

Our Care Worker / Support Worker /Care Assistants are responsible for ensuring that our clients receive the very best standards of care and support in their home
The Care Workers / Support Worker / Care Assistant role will involve:

• Providing personal care and support to clients including washing, bathing/bathroom assistance
• Provide refreshments, snacks and assist at meal times
• Do beds and general housekeeping duties, providing practical support and domestic tasks including laundry, etc.
• Ensure confidentiality at all times
• Promote mobility and independence
• Develop healthy relationships with Service Users, relatives, visitors and the care team
• Communicate effectively with the nursing team
• Assist with on-going assessments of Service Users, reporting any changes
• Assist with the training of new care team members

A Successful Care Worker / Support Worker / Care Assistant will have:
• A friendly and caring approach
• A genuine desire to help people
• The ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds
• Tact and sensitivity
• A respectful approach to clients care
• Patience and a sense of humour
• Reliability and flexibility
• Team working skills and the ability to use your initiative
• Capacity to work to health and safety guidelines
• Ability to remain calm under pressure
• Previous care experience is beneficial

Please apply if you think this role may be for you, or alternatively please call (phone number removed) and speak to our recruitment team. If you are a successful Care Assistant you'll be notified within a few days. Subject to satisfactory completion of DBS Check and References