Palliative Care Assistant – Various postcodes across Gateshead

Vacancy: Palliative Care Assistant – Various postcodes across Gateshead


Be Caring Tyneside are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join our growing Palliative Care Department.

The Department is ran by our Care Service Manager who has many years of experience within the social care sector and a proven track record of managing care services to the highest standards. 

Day to day coordination of the department is overseen by Michelle, Emma & Kelly our Service Care Coordinators who ensure that we are providing quality care to our customers. Should you be successful in your application for a role within our Complex and Palliative Care Department you will have direct interaction with all of our Care Coordinators who will support and help develop your skills to be the best you can be.

Working for Be Caring Tyneside you will be part of a growing social enterprise where your ideas and input are actively encouraged through our employee Voice scheme. 

Here at Be Caring Limited our core values are what define the way we work (Be Kind, Be Proud, Be Safe, Be Involved Be Happy & Be the Best You Can Be). Do you share these values? if you do then Be Caring Tyneside could be the place for you.


We offer guaranteed hour contracts
Paid five day induction program
Long sits and pop-in visits available
We pay an extra 20p on top every visit that you carry out, when completing pop-in visits
We pay 20p per business mile to car driver
Enhanced rates of pay made for bank holidays

Eligibility Required

Full enhanced DBS will be applied for, paid for by Be Caring Ltd.

Experience Required

Due to the complexity of the care and support required to work with our Complex and Palliative Care Department we request that all applicants have at least 12 months of social care experience. The development of personal skills is actively encouraged and you will giving every opportunity to progress your career within the social care sector with Be Caring Limited.

The Role

Palliative Home Care Assistants are the backbone of the Home Care Department, who are the hands on workers supporting our customers every day. The role of a Home Care Assistant is community based work and will see you visiting our customers in their own home setting.

Be Caring Tyneside's values (Be Kind, Be Proud, Be Safe, Be Involved Be Happy & Be the Best You Can Be) ensure that our customers are receiving the highest quality of care that enables them to continue to remain in their own home.


If you are successful in appointment of this position you will have the opportunity to complete:

Five days induction training
Care certificate
At least 16 hours shadowing an experienced member of the team
Apprenticeship/diploma in care
Any additional training required for your role

Any Specific Details relating to role

Emotional and social support
Intimate care, delivered with dignity
Administration/prompting of medication
Moving and positioning, including use of equipment
Bereavement support for families

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