Female Home Care Support Worker – Drivers for Wallsend – North Tyneside

Vacancy: Female Home Care Support Worker – Drivers for Wallsend – North Tyneside

Summary

Female drivers needed to work within the Wallsend area, providing care and support to our customers living in this location. You will provide person-centred care, which promotes independence through enabling approaches and connecting people to local groups and services.

Shifts: 7:00am-9:30pm
Pay: £8.75p/hr + 20p visit payment
Hours: Full Time
Paid holidays and bank holidays
Under 25s - your hourly rate will be no different from the rate stated below
Training and Learning: paid induction, care certificate, level 2 & 3 in health and social care
Other benefits: paid DBS, gift vouchers for birthdays and Christmas, refer a friend scheme

Additions

Mileage paid at 30p per mile

Eligibility Required

Driving licence holder with access to own vehicle for work purposes

Experience Required

Experience is not essential as full training and support will be provided if you're new to care.

We are looking for our employee-owners to be committed to providing quality care to our customers and that you are genuinely passionate about caring for others. We're an employee-owned social enterprise with a mission to make a lasting difference to the communities where we operate.

The Role

As a Home Care Support Worker, you will spend your time out in the community visiting our customers and ensuring they are well looked after, safe and happy. The type of care and support that we offer varies depending on each service user’s individual needs. You will be required to provide care and support to people in their homes according to personalised care plans to help maintain their independence and dignity.

You'll be supported by the Quality Lead and Coordination teams, and in-house trainer, to ensure you have skills and resources needed in this role. You'll also have opportunities to further develop your skills and achieve formal qualifications in Health and Social Care as you progress.

All our service users have a care plan in place for you to adhere to, however, please see below a list of potential tasks that you may be expected to carry out:

Assisting with personal care, including intimate care with dignity
Administration/prompting of medication
Assisting with the preparation of meals/drinks
Assisting with the completion of domestic tasks, including laundry, cleaning and shopping
Assisting people to remain independent within the community

Support

Be Caring Limited is committed to the personal career development of all employees and as such you will be given every opportunity to pursue your career within the social care sector. If you're studying Health, Social Care or Nursing this could be a great opportunity to build on your experience and knowledge. Perhaps you're looking to progress your career in the sector? We can offer supported learning; accredited qualifications and you'll also be part of a growing employee-owned social enterprise.
Be Caring Tyneside is part of the wider Be Caring Ltd group. Our values and vision promoting the improvement of our local communities, customer/employee engagement and shaping the future of social care.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes interest from people of all ages and backgrounds to join our Home Care Support Teams.

If you are successful in appointment of this position you will have the opportunity to complete:
Paid for 5 days of induction training
Completion of the Care Certificate across a 12-week period working with our dedicated trainer
Excellent career pathways, progression within the organisation actively encouraged
Fully funded opportunities to enrol on the level 2 Health and Social Care qualification once you have completed your six-month probation
FREE ACCESS to Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential advice and emotional support for issues including health, lifestyle and wellbeing
Unique partnership with the GMB Union demonstrating our commitment to our employee-owners
Refer a friend scheme, cash incentives when your referred person has joined the organisation

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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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