- Job Reference
- Poole, Dorset
- Job Description
- Post Code
- BH17 0NF
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Driving licence and car required - mileage paid at 40p per mile.
This role does not provide accommodation, you will be travelling from house to house in the local area of Poole in Dorset. You're a compassionate, can-do person with experience supporting older people. You’re good at using your initiative and working well under pressure. To you, it’s more than just a job. It’s a role where you happily go the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of older, frail people. In return, you get excellent support, quality training and fast-track career opportunities from one of the UK’s leading care providers. It is essential you can drive.
Domiciliary care is provided to people who still live in their own homes but who require additional support with household tasks, personal care or any other activity that allows them to maintain their independence and quality of life. Anyone at any stage of life could require domiciliary care including those with learning disabilities, sensory impairment or physical disabilities. As a domiciliary care worker you will be an essential part of their daily routine and the person you are assisting is relying on you to maintain their independence. You will support and assist service users in all household duties and personal care tasks and devlelop relationships of mutual respect and trust with the service users, by being open in all forms of communication and by being continuously supportive.
People that use our Service are at the heart of everything we do. As part of a close-knit, friendly team, you’ll assist them with their physical and emotional needs. From day one, we’ll help you progress and take on more responsibility. For example, you’ll be involved in developing individual care plans and supporting new colleagues. To succeed, you’ll need to be able to think on your feet, prioritise your own workload and keep accurate records. We’ll give you ongoing support and quality training to build your career.
As a home care support worker at Care UK, you can look forward to:
- Being paid a salary, unlike most Domiciliary Care companies, you will be paid every hour you work including travel time.
- Paid mileage for all hours you work (including travel time)
- Care UK will pay for your DBS. This will be at no cost to you.
- Flexible working hours – you are able to work any time that suits you between the hours of 7am and 10pm.
- Competitive pay rates
- Quality training to develop your skills
- Bank holiday enhancements
- Stakeholder pension
- Childcare vouchers
- Free uniform
- Thousands of online and in-store discounts
About Care UK
We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK as well as provide Domiciliary Care. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support.
- Where you'll work
Our aim is to help older people to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives
We have been providing high quality care for older people for 30 years. Today our 100-plus residential care homes enable more than 7,000 people to continue living active and independent lives in warm, safe and comfortable surroundings. Personalised care is at the heart of what we do. Many of our homes deliver a comprehensive range of care under one roof, including nursing, respite and dementia care. We appreciate that no two residents are the same, so our compassionate and experienced nurses and carers ensure that each person receives care that’s tailored to their unique needs, personality and wishes.
Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.