Become a Home Care Support Worker
- Are you looking to make a difference to someone’s life?
- Are you caring, reliable and good with people?
- Could you care for someone else?
If so, then we would like to hear from you.
About the Independence at Home team
Our Independence at Home team provides short-term care and support, mainly to older people within the city, to help them re-gain their confidence and independence so they can stay living in their own homes where they are most comfortable and happy.
Our last CQC Inspection rated our service as “Good”. It highlighted that “the service was well led” and staff felt that managers were “approachable and very supportive”. Our aim is to provide the highest quality of care to the people who rely on us and we put their needs at the heart of everything we do. But we can’t continue to provide excellent care in the community without more dedicated, skilled and motivated carers.
Being a home care support worker
You will work as part of a dedicated team of carers led by an experienced manager providing support to a wide range of people including individuals who have a physical disability, learning difficulty, sensory loss, mental health issues, dementia or a complex combination of needs.The help you provide will be tailored to each person’s particular needs but will include:
- personal care such as washing, bathing, dressing, toileting
- assistance with moving around their home
- help with shopping and preparing meals
- emotional and social support.
- assisting with medication
- liaising with other health care services and family members
- support to regain confidence with daily living skills.
You don’t need any formal qualifications or previous care experience for this role – you just need to:
- have a caring, flexible and professional approach to your work
- have good written and number skills
- be able to get on well with people from a variety of backgrounds
- be able to work well as part of a team
- be able to work on your own initiative
- be willing to undertake the high quality training we will provide for you.
As part of your training, we will also give you the opportunity to shadow one of our experienced carers for a short period until you are able to undertake care calls on your own.
You will need to be able to travel between residents’ homes and for some of our rotas you will need to have a full UK driving licence and have your own transport.
Working for us
We can offer you:
- a higher rate of pay than the average market rate
- extra payments for working at weekends, in the evenings or on bank holidays
- a career average pension scheme
- generous holiday up to 25 days a year
- paid travel time between calls
- paid mileage expenses
- regular supervision meetings
- a range of other staff benefits including childcare vouchers
- free uniform and personal protective equipment
- opportunities for career progression include support to enable you, if you wish, to study for the QCF diplomas in Health & Social Care (levels 2 and 3)
So whether you are looking to start out in a career in care or want to continue working in this rewarding area of work, we have a number of opportunities that may suit you.