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Care Worker

Housing 21

Penrith

Permanent

£10.87 - £11.37/hour

CA119FY

Posted: 23/11/2022

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We are looking for Care Workers to join us at Housing 21, a leading provider of Extra Care and Retirement Living for older people of modest means. We have over 20,000 properties, work with 240 local authorities across England and provide 38,000 hours of care every week.

We are one of just two percent of organisations to hold the Investors in People Platinum standard and there has never been a better time to join us as the organisation continues to make a positive difference to society.

At Housing 21 we’re proud to be bucking the trend as a care provider; not only do we pay at least 10 percent more than the National Living Wage, but we offer a range of impressive benefits including holiday pay, occupational sick and maternity pay, a health cash plan (minimum 10 hour per week contract), a blue light card, eye vouchers, car lease schemes, a cycle to work scheme, full uniform, an Employee Assistance Programme, 50p hourly enhancement for all Level 2, and training and full development to fulfil your aspirations.

You’ll be part of a friendly, supportive team as you work together to support our residents. Once you’re at work that’s it – no travelling between calls as residents live independently in their own apartments within our schemes, which also offer communal lounges, gardens, cafés/bistros, and hair salons for them to enjoy. 

As a Care Worker at Housing 21, you will:

Provide support with household and domestic tasks, such as laundry, shopping, cleaning, and financial transactions such as paying bills.
Make meals, drinks, and snacks where necessary.
Encourage and enable residents to follow agreed plans.
Assist residents with getting up in the morning, washing/bathing, and dressing, helping with undressing and going to bed in the evening.
Put resident wellbeing at the heart of the service, going the extra mile to ensure our residents can live their best lives and ensuring managers and key agencies are kept informed of progress.
Working with familiar residents and colleagues every day, you’ll build strong relationships and feel part of the family. We want to make sure you feel valued too and have developed our offer to set us apart from the wider sector. Our staff:

Are paid by the hour, not by the job
Receive benefits including Holiday Pay, Occupational Sick Pay, Maternity Pay and access to our Health Cash Plan*
Can join our Academy - support and training to progress into management
We are looking for Care Workers who have the following:

You don’t need experience or any qualifications, just a positive attitude and kind manner. In fact, if you have ever looked after a relative or friend, raised children, or helped a neighbour with shopping or gardening you have already displayed a lot of the skills we require!

We offer full training together with recognised qualifications and, if you want to take your career a step further, joining our Academy can help you progress into a management role. Many of our Managers and Assistant Managers in started out as Care Workers in our schemes.

All you need is:

To be kind and friendly
Good written and verbal English communication skills
Commitment to undertake necessary further training
A genuine desire to help people
Reliability and flexibility
The ability to use your initiative
To remain calm under pressure
To apply for this role at Housing 21, please click apply online and complete the full application process.

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

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