Care worker

What we offer:

  • Our minimum duty is 1 hour per client which gives you the time to provide care properly.
  • Flexible hours to fit your life –  some early mornings, evenings or weekends will be needed.
  • Excellent rates of pay
    • starting at £13.50 for the 1st hr of each visit & £9.50 per hour thereafter.
    • significant pay rise once passed probation.
    • 12.5% higher rate of pay for duties on Mon to Thurs evening.
    • 25% higher rate paid for duties on Friday evening and at the weekend.
    • Double pay for bank holidays
    • Mileage payments of 30p per mile
  • Holiday pay
  • Pension contributions
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Support from a friendly and experienced office/management team

Nature of the job role:

  • To provide professional, high-quality domiciliary care to service users.
  • To safeguard service users and to have a duty of care towards them.
  • To follow the policies and procedures set out in the Gardiner’s Employee Handbook and the Gardiner’s Operations Manual.
  • To attend training and to follow that training in practice.
  • To follow the guidance in the UKHCA Homecare Workers Handbook.
  • To maintain excellent communication with the office team.
  • To ensure that the care that you provide is properly documented.
  • To ensure that the service is delivered in accordance with the service user’s preferences but within the constraints of the service we can provide.

Main duties – Providing care in accordance with the service users assessment and care plan which may include:

  • Providing companionship
  • Accompanying service users on outings.
  • Support to get up from the bed and dressed in the morning.
  • Help to get undressed and ready for bed at night.
  • Assisting with personal care (including tasks such as washing, bathing, showering, use of toilet or commode, support with catheters etc.)
  • Using moving & positioning equipment such as hoists in accordance with the assessment/care plan and training.
  • Assisting with prescribed medication.
  • Preparation of meals and drinks and if needed support to eat or drink.
  • General household duties such as changing bed linen or dealing with laundry.
  • Shopping for or with the service user.

In order to facilitate the safe and smooth running of the service, you are expected to communicate significant issues promptly to the relevant care manager, maintain a safe working environment, maintain service user confidentiality and occasionally take on reasonable additional tasks.

Our aim is to provide:

  • A professional high-quality domiciliary care service which enables service users to remain in their own home safely and for as long as possible.
  • Person centered care in a manner that maintains dignity and promotes independence and physical well-being.
  • Support for all staff to enable us work together to maintain and develop the business sustainably and with regard to the regulatory requirements for the benefit of all staff and service users.

We would expect you to:

  • Have a real desire to care for other people and to support them to maintain their independence living in their own homes.
  • Have experience providing care to other people.
  • Be well organised.
  • Be a good communicator.
  • Good at accurately and concisely documenting relevant information.
  • It is a real advantage if you drive and have access to your own vehicle.
  • It is a real advantage if you are confident using the internet and email.

Please note, unless you are subscribed to the DBS update service you be required to pay £45 for your DBS check which will be refunded to you once you have completed all your new starter training and built up to more than 10 hours work per week on average.

If you are keen to apply, please call 01189476666 during office hours –  or email your CV to [email protected]