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Rapid Responder (Homecare)


000 per annum

Full Time

Caring Together

Closing Date: 03/08/20

Are you experienced in the social care sector and have a minimum of NVQ/QCF Level 2 or other professional qualification in Health and Social Care?

Would you like to work for a charity that takes pride in its care workers and the service they provide for our homecare customers?

We’re looking for friendly, reliable, qualified applicants who are driven to provide the best quality of support to both children and adults.

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

As a care rapid responder, your key focus areas will be delivering the highest quality levels of home care and support to our service users.

Our rapid responders 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. If you are honest, reliable and trustworthy this is a role for you as they are all key values that the charity promotes.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to work within our community in a small, highly effective team in Swaffham.

This is a fixed term contract for 6 months 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.

The benefits

As well as a rewarding career, development opportunities and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy:

Paid induction and ongoing professional development.
Competitive salary of £20,000 and company benefits.
20 days annual leave plus statutory holidays (eight days) as well as the option to buy and sell annual leave.
mileage expenses.
Fuel card (terms apply).
Pension scheme.
Refer a friend bonus.
Long service awards.
Standby payment for on call.
Fixed term contract for 6 months.

Key accountabilities of the role

A knowledge of risk assessments & care planning is essential.
To play a proactive role in signposting patients and their families to other relevant support services (both internal and external, both statutory and non-statutory).
Deliver emergency high quality support and care packages to client need.
Willingness to work a variety of hours, including alternate weekend. As part of our wider care team you will take part in our out of hours rota and be required to support our emergency cover service overnight which is paid at an hourly rate and includes a retainer payment.

Personal attributes

Ability to work as part of a team and under own initiative.
Ability to work under pressure and cope with change and conflicting priorities.
Seeks continuous improvement.
Self-motivated and committed to achieving the objectives of Caring Together Charity.

What our staff say

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.”

For more information or for the job pack apply or alternatively to discuss the role please contact Jennifer at Caring Together Charity. We are currently conducting Interviews & Inductions via Teams technology, due to restrictions.

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.

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