Home Care Assistant – Side by Side

£11,393 - £11,750 per annum
18 Jul 2018
14 Aug 2018
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Job Type
Social care
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Working Pattern
Shift work

Home Care Assistant – Side by Side


25 hour contract

Salary - £8.74 - £9.01 with enhancements

Different areas available please specify in your application for which area are you applying

Worcestershire County Council is always keen to recruit and retain high quality staff. We know exactly how important our employees are to our success and we invest in everyone who works here. Our vital public services cover a huge range of disciplines, which means that we're the most diverse employer for miles around.

Side by Side is a specialist Dementia service which provides care to individuals who live in their own home. The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission and operates from Wildwood. This service is provided across the county with teams operating in specific areas. We are seeking staff to work in the North and South of the county (North - Wyre Forest, Redditch & Bromsgrove) (South – Worcester, Droitwich, Malvern, Evesham & Pershore).

As a member of the team you will provide care for a variety of service users, provide personal care, administer medication, liaise with the Homecare call centre, GP's and other professionals. The aim of the service is to provide a flexible service which supports individuals to remain in their homes and be part of their communities for as long as they wish.

The service is provided from 07.00 to 22.00. It is centrally managed through a Call Centre based in Worcester, which is open from 06.30 to 22.00. The post holder would complete their hours working seven days in a fortnight.

We offer comprehensive training for people this includes a two week program of induction and shadowing. All training is paid for and we also pay mileage to staff that attend courses.

We have paid holiday above the statuary legal requirement and there is an 8% enhancement paid for weekend working. Employees also have the opportunity to enrol in the local government pension scheme.

You should have the ability to travel independently, work autonomously and be a good team player. You need to have good communication skills, an understanding of the feelings matter's most approach and a commitment to maintaining the health, safety and well-being of service users in their own home.

Interview dates will be arranged throughout July & August 2018

If you have any questions please contact the Home Care call centre on 01905 822876 and ask to speak to a Team Leader

Closing date: 16/08/2018

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