Female Home Care Support Worker – Drivers for Floating Nightshifts at Dementia Bungalows – Newcastle

Vacancy: Female Home Care Support Worker – Drivers for Floating Nightshifts at Dementia Bungalows – Newcastle

Summary

We are looking for passionate, values-driven people to provide personalised care and support to our customers living within our shared living dementia bungalows within the Brunswick Village and Dinnington Village areas of Newcastle upon Tyne.

You will provide person-centred care, which promotes independence through enabling approaches and is tailored to individual needs.

Due to the nature of the role and the need to work between services during your shift all applicants must be drivers with access to own vehicle.

Vacancy: 2 x Full Time - Floating Nightshifts between services in Brunswick Village and Dinnington Village
Shifts: 7:45pm-8:00am

Additions

Paid for DBS check and paid training provided to all new recruits

Eligibility Required

Driving Licence with access to own vehicle

Experience Required

Previous experience working within the adult social care sector is essential to be considered for this role.
Minimum of 12 months paid experience

We are looking for people who can live our values. Previous care experience is essential to be considered for this role. Minimum of 12 months paid care experience.

Be Caring is an employee-owned organisation and social enterprise. As a co-owner in the business, you will:
Be passionate about caring for others
Be committed to delivering the highest quality care
Be part of a team that supports people to live the life they want to live in their home
Be part of an organisation that wants to make a positive difference for people and the communities they live in

The Role

As a Home Care Support Worker, 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. As a Home Care Support Worker, you will:
Maximise people’s independence through enabling approaches
Build care and support networks for individuals, involving family and friends

As an organisation, 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, sharing information and responding quickly.

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
Access to/attendance at community groups and activities

Support

Be Caring Ltd is committed to the personal career development of all employees. We have career development pathways and we actively encourage your progression within the organisation. We can offer supported learning and access to accredited qualifications. If you are successful in appointment of this position, you will be supported by your local Quality team, Coordination team, and 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 have the opportunity to complete:

Induction training (paid)
Care Certificate (completed over a 12-week period)
Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification (fully funded after six-month probation period)
Additional level 2 and 3 accredited qualifications and certificates relevant to the role

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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 tend to be from 7:00am to 2:00pm and LATE shifts tend to be from 3:00pm to 10:00pm
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