Home Care Support Worker – Drivers for Holbeck, Hunslet and Middleton – Leeds

Vacancy: Home Care Support Worker – Drivers for Holbeck, Hunslet and Middleton – Leeds

Summary

Drivers are needed to work within Holbeck, Hunslet and Middleton areas, providing care and support to people living in harder to reach areas. You will provide person-centred care, which promotes independence through enabling approaches and connecting people to local groups and services.

Block contracts and others contracts available including guaranteed minimum hours
Paid holidays and bank holidays
Various shifts available; early from 7am, lunch, evening/teas and lates/bedtimes
Under 25s - your hourly rate will be no different from the rate stated

Additions

Mileage paid at 30p per mile

Eligibility Required

Driving licence with access to own vehicle

Experience Required

Experience is desirable but not essential. 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 service users 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 and their care package.

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

Assisting with personal care, that may or may not include provision of intimate care with dignity
Administration/prompting of medication
Preparation of meals/drinks
Assisting with the completion of domestic tasks, including laundry, cleaning and shopping
Supporting people to remain independent within the community and their own homes

Support

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. Be Caring Leeds is part of a wider social enterprise and you will be given all the tools you need to become a valued part owner of the organisation. You'll be supported by our Community Team Leaders, fully paid practical training will be provided by our in-service trainer.

If you are studying towards a qualification in Social Care, Nursing or Health Care this role could provide you with paid-for practical experience. We can provide you with community-based insight to align with your studies.

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
Training and development opportunities including a career progression pathway
Union membership is optional with GMB who we work in partnership with to give our staff 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 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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