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Care Assistant / Support Worker x 10

Swan Housing Group

Colchester

Permanent

£10.90/hour + Paid Mileage and paid travelling

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Posted: 23/11/2022

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Care Assistant / Support Worker x 10

Location: Colchester and surrounding areas

Salary: £10.90p/h + Paid Mileage and paid travelling time between customers

Contract Type: Part time or Full time - Various hours available

Expiry Date: Thursday 20th December 2022

About the role

We are not just care! We are the rapid response service.

We are recruiting now for Care and Support Assistants to join us covering the North of Essex. Our CQC “outstanding” rating has been achieved partly because our staff are involved in how we shape our services every step of the way. We offer full training for this role. We provide care and support to people on a short-term basis to prevent them from going into hospital or to support them when they are discharged from hospital. We also provide short term support for people waiting for a longer-term care package to be put in place.

Main Purpose of Job:

Helping customers in your local communities with their home care needs. Encouraging independence and supporting them to thrive with care tailored to their own specific needs.

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Provide person centred care to our customers, helping them with their medication, personal care, moving and handling and promoting independence.

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Have conversations with our customers to make a service that makes a difference to their lives

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Record the support provided and your interactions with our customers at each visit

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Work with the customers, family members, friends and other professionals as and when appropriate to ensure that their goals are being met and they are happy with the support we provide

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Participate in our amazing training programme to ensure that we all provide safe, effective and caring services to our customers

For the above post you will need to have the following:

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Full, clean UK license and access to a vehicle

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Excellent social skills

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Good listening and communication skills

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Passion about meeting a person’s needs in a way that they want them to be met

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Basic IT skills, use of email and to be able to update activity on our care app

Benefits

Once you have joined us and have become part of our amazing team, you’ll benefit from the following:

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25 days holiday, plus 8 days bank holiday (bank holidays worked are paid double time) (holidays are pro rata for working part time hours)

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Option to buy 5 days extra annual leave

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Contributory pension

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Life Assurance

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Bupa Healthcare

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Free Employee Assistance Programme

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Paid mileage (35p per mile)

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Full shift pay – this includes travel / wait time

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We pay for your initial and ongoing DBS checks

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Uniform, PPE and mobile phone provided

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A comprehensive induction programme

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Ongoing funded training to support you in your role as well as personal development to specialise in your chosen area of care and support.

We work alongside health partners at Colchester Hospital and within the local community plus social care to provide short term support to people in the Colchester and Tendring areas e.g. Wivenhoe, Elmstead Market, Mersea, Great Bentley, St Osyth, Frinton.

We have a 2 week rolling rota. Shifts are made up of 7am – 3pm and 3pm – 11pm and every other weekend. It is essential for this role that you have a UK driving license and a vehicle.

Flexible working days available.

About Us

Ranked No. 37 in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not for Profit Companies, working for Swan is a lifestyle, not just a job. As a multi award winning Housing Association, we've been creating somewhere to feel at home for our team and our customers for 25 years. Whether working in Development & Regeneration, Operations, Construction (Nu Living), Care or Central Services, you can be sure that we will provide you with a home from home whatever job you do here. Swan is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds

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