Female Home Care Support Worker – Part Time Drivers Required for Late Shifts In Palliative Care – Newcastle

Vacancy: Female Home Care Support Worker – Part Time Drivers Required for Late Shifts In Palliative Care – Newcastle


Female Home Care Support Workers needed to provide care and support with kindness and compassion, enabling our customers to remain within their home environment whilst receiving palliative care.

You MUST be able to drive and have access to a vehicle to travel between care calls.

Vacancies: 2 x Part Time
Shifts: 3:00pm-10:00pm
Under 25's: Hourly rate will be no different from the rate stated
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


Mileage paid at 30p per mile
20p visit payment made for every call competed

Eligibility Required

Driving licence with access to own vehicle

Experience Required

Previous experience is preferred but not essential.

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

The Role

The role is community based work and will see you visiting our customers in their own home setting, providing care which is delivered with compassion.

Your role will include the provision of personal care tasks and other intimate care tasks. Here at Be Caring we believe that end of life, Palliative care should be delivered in a way that ensuring our customers are safe and comfortable whilst being supported to remain at home.

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


Be Caring Limited are 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 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
Union representation from GMB who we work in partnership with to give our staff support and guidance
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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