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Care Worker - Ash Lea Court

  • Salary: £8.25 per hour
  • Reference: EC/CW/ALC/244
  • Hours: guaranteed
  • Closing date: 28/01/2018
  • Interview date: tbc

Do you love going the extra mile for people to make them feel valued and respected?

Housing & Care 21 is a leading national provider of retirement housing and care services for older people. We deliver affordable, contemporary housing, alongside person-centred care that meets individual needs, improves wellbeing and promotes independent living.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and operate in over 150 local authority areas-managing around 19,000 Retirement and Extra Care apartments. We are the largest provide of Extra Care and provide over 40,000 hours of care each week across over 120 Extra Care services.

What the role involves:
- Assisting the service user with personal needs where necessary and appropriate e.g. getting up in the morning, washing / bathing and dressing; helping with undressing and getting to bed in the evening.
- Providing assistance with household and domestic tasks, e.g. laundry, shopping, cleaning, and financial transactions such as paying bills.
- Making meals, drinks and snacks where necessary.
- Encourage and enable service users to follow agreed care plans.
- Keep care managers, the service and key agencies informed about the well-being of service users and the progress of the care being undertaken.


What we offer:
- Hourly rate of £8.25
- Free training 
- Uniform provided
- Pension scheme
- Paid annual leave
- Employee support helpline
- Career progression
- £250 Refer a Friend Scheme
- Paid Training and Shadowing with experienced Care Workers
- Ongoing Specialist Care Training
- Dedicated support from your Line Manager
- Life Cover
- Salary Sacrifice Scheme – Childcare vouchers
- Salary Sacrifice Scheme – Cycle to work
- Eye test vouchers

What you need:

- No experience is necessary however enthusiasm and willingness to learn is a must
- To be kind and friendly
- Good written and verbal English communication skills
- Commitment to undertake necessary further training
- A friendly and caring approach
- A genuine desire to help people
- Reliability and flexibility
- The ability to use your initiative
- Ability to remain calm under pressure

Is this person you? Then we are excited to hear from you!

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS ARE SUBJECT TO A FULL ENHANCED DBS CHECK - COST WILL BE MET BY THE APPLICANT AND WILL BE REIMBURSED AFTER 6 MONTHS OF CONTINOUS EMPLOYMENT.

An offer of employment will be subject to the satisfactory completion of an enhanced disclosure check, satisfactory references, and induction training.

How to apply:

Please complete an application form found on the Housing & Care 21 website and return to RecruitmentBluebellAshlea@housingandcare21.co.uk  or call 03701924000 and ask to be transferred to Ash Lea Court and speak to the manager or coordinator should you require further information regarding this vacancy.

Please note due to the high number of applications we receive only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within 1 month, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Thank you for your time and interest in Housing & Care 21 and we wish you every success in the future. Please feel free to apply for future positions with ourselves through our website.

Further information for this job:

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitmentbluebellashlea@housingandcare21.co.uk,
or posted to:
10th Floor
Tricorn House
51-53 Hagley Road
Birmingham
B16 8TP