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Closing Date: 01/03/21
Would you like to work for a charity that takes pride in its care workers and the service they provide for our home-care customers?
Are you experienced in the social care sector?
Or maybe you are looking for a change in career and would you like to train to be able to help others by becoming a care worker?
About Caring Together
We are proud to support over 12,000 carers and their families every year. Our vision is of a world where carers have choices.
Three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our life. Caring Together is an ambitious regional charity that provides emotional and practical support, advice and guidance to carers of all ages and their families, as well as opportunities to take a break from their caring role.
We believe in providing great care and connecting with the people we support.
About the role
We provide a minimum of one-hour visits, in the home and are seeking candidates who have a will work a variety of hours, and alternate weekends.
Our care workers support people of all ages, with a wide variety of needs and personalities. They deliver high quality, person-centred care at the times people would like it. Every day is varied and interesting and it is an opportunity for you to make a real difference to the lives of people in your community.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to work within the community in a small, highly effective team providing care and support in Kings Lynn.
You might be a care worker already, may have cared for a family member or friend previously, or just want the opportunity to make a real difference.
This is a permanent post and subject to an enhanced disclosure, paid for by Caring Together.
A full driving licence is mandatory and access to a car is essential for this role as it is community based. Unfortunately, at this time applicants who do not have this will not be considered for this role.
Skills and knowledge
- Previous experience of social care but not essential as all training will be provided.
- Ability to multitask.
- Ability to work independently using own initiative.
- Ability to work productively with a range of people with a range of needs.
- Strong communication skills.
As well as a rewarding career, development opportunities and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy:
- Paid induction and ongoing professional development
- The opportunity to complete the care certificate qualification (a nationally recognised care qualification)
- An opportunity to experience working in a charity that makes caring rewarding
- Competitive salary £9.30-£12.30 per hour
- 20 days annual leave plus statutory holidays (eight days) as well as the option to buy and sell annual leave
- Refer a friend bonus
- Fuel card
- Flexible working patterns to suit your needs
- Long service awards
- Free DBS
- Pension scheme
- Mileage allowance
Here’s what people have to say about working here:
Lydia 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.”
We are inclusive. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. We are an equal opportunities employer and expect staff to respect the personal choice and lifestyles of colleagues, carers, and people with care needs.