Home Care Support Worker – Full and Part Time Drivers for Chorlton and Didsbury – Manchester

Vacancy: Home Care Support Worker – Full and Part Time Drivers for Chorlton and Didsbury – Manchester

Summary

We require Home Care Support Workers, providing 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.

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

Guaranteed minimum hours contract available. Paid holidays and enhanced rates of pay for bank holidays
Various shifts available; we request one evening p/wk (to 10:00pm) and alternate weekends or one Sat/Sun every week
Under 25s - your hourly rate will be no different from the rate stated below

Additions

Mileage at 30p per mile

Eligibility Required

Driving Licence withaccess to your own vehicle. Full enhanced DBS check will be carried out by Be Caring. Available at least one evening per week until 10pm; able to work alternate weekends or one weekend day every week

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 Community 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.

All of 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

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.

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. 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 you skills and achieve formal qualifications in Health and Social Care as you progress.

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 enroll on the level 2 Health and Social Care qualification once you have completed your six month probation

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes interest from people of all ages and backgrounds to join our Home Care Support Teams.
Optional Union representation from GMB who we work in partnership with to give our colleagues support and guidance
Refer a friend scheme, cash incentives when your referred person has joined the organisation
FREE access to company EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) for advice on; life, health and wellbeing, family and emotional support

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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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