Domiciliary Home Carer – Drivers for Palliative Services in Byker, Walker and Heaton – NE6

Vacancy: Domiciliary Home Carer – Drivers for Palliative Services in Byker, Walker and Heaton – NE6


We are looking to recruit caring and hardworking individuals to join our Tyneside branch as Community Home Carers to provide care and support to people so that they remain independent and live happy, fulfilled lives. You will provide person-centred care, which promotes independence through enabling approaches and connecting people to local groups and services.

This is an excellent opportunity  to join our growing employee-owned organisation and make a real difference within our local communities.


Agreed working shift patterns, earning £19,156 per year if working 40hrs per week & £9,578 per year if working 20hrs per week (£9.21p/hr when 20p visit payment included) - 40p per mile for drivers.

Eligibility Required

Full enhanced DBS check will be carried out by Be Caring Limited any offer of employment is subject to the information gathered at this time.

Experience Required

Previous care experience is not required; we are looking for people who can live our values.

We are seeking to recruit experienced colleagues to join our team and ask that you are genuinely caring and compassionate with a drive to make a difference to the lives of those who we support in our local communities.

We provide full training and support for everyone who joins Be Caring, which includes comprehensive induction training on; community and individual wellbeing, fluids and nutrition, medication, moving and handling, basic life support and first aid, infection prevention and control, professional boundaries, safeguarding, health and safety, equality and diversity

The Role

As a Palliative Home Carer, you will be kind and compassionate, building caring and supportive relationships with the people you support and their families. You will deliver personalised care and support to people in their homes. You will place dignity at the heart of the care you provide, maximising independence through enabling approaches and building care and support networks for individuals, involving family and friends and their local community whilst working alongside and supporting our healthcare colleagues.

We are looking for people who can work independently and as part of a team. You will be empowered to make decisions that improve the lives of people we support. We need people with strong communication skills, who can respond quickly to situations and share relevant information appropriately.

Typical care and support tasks within a care plan include; personal care, including intimate care, administration/prompting of medication, preparation of meals/drinks, completion of domestic tasks, including laundry, cleaning and shopping, and promoting access to, and attendance at community groups and activities.


We are committed to the personal and professional career development of all colleagues. We have career development pathways and actively encourage progression within the organisation. We offer supported learning and access to accredited qualifications through apprenticeship programmes.

If you are successful in appointment of this position, you will be supported by your local Quality and Co-ordination team and our in-house Trainer, to ensure you have tools and resources needed to do fulfil your role and to ‘Be the Best you can be’.

You will be supported to complete; induction training (paid) - Trainer led classroom based, Care Certificate (completed over a 12-week period), Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification (fully funded after six-month probation period) and additional level 2 and 3 accredited qualifications and certificates relevant to the role.

Any Specific Details relating to role

Benefits Include: paid DBS, gift vouchers for birthdays and Christmas, refer a friend payment scheme and FREE 24hr access to Employee Assistance Programme and optional Union membership with GMB who we work in partnership with to give our staff impartial support and guidance.

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  • Induction includes a minimum of; 3 x half day classroom based sessions, 14 online learning units and shadowing care calls. As an employee-owned organisation, we pay everyone for successfully completing their induction.
  • We will ask you about your availability at interview to discuss a potential working pattern that meets the needs of the service and the people we support.

    Typically, we ask people to work a mixture of evenings and weekends, for example; alternate weekends, and 2 evenings per week. If you have applied for a weekend only job, then we will expect that you will be available to work weekends.
  • The majority of our colleagues tend to work on early and late shifts, some colleagues work full days.

    EARLY shifts can start as early as 6:45am to 3:00pm and LATE shifts tend to be from 3:00pm to 10:30pm
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