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Female Care Assistant (Drivers)

Female Care Assistant (Drivers)

Posted 2 August by BE CARING LTD
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Join Be Caring Today!

Be Caring is an employee-owned social enterprise supporting over 300 people at home and in their communities in South Leeds and surrounding areas. Our mission is "to be care-giving day-makers, hope-builders, smile-givers, life-changers, community-warriors with the will to make a difference."

  • We have 5 full-time roles available on our new Community Teams Home Care pilot.
  • We are looking for values driven Community Carers, who can provide care and support to people living at home in Tingley, East Ardsley and Robin Hood (WF3).
  • Make someone’s day, make someone smile, join Be Caring and make a difference.
  • New starter bonus - up to £160 or more1
  • Attendance bonus - up to £120 or more2
  • Mileage allowance - £85 every 4 weeks3

1 An extra 50p per hour for care hours worked (following induction and shadowing). £160 is based on 40-hour week - an additional £80 at the end of week 4 and the end of week 8. This is applied to all new starters from Monday 29th June to Sunday 5th September 2021.

2 An extra 50p per hour for 100% attendance (not inc. planned leave), applied every 2 weeks between Monday 26th July to Sunday 5th August. £120 is based on 40-hour week - an additional £40 every 2 weeks. This is applied to all new starters from Monday 26th July to Sunday 5th September 2021.

3 The average mileage allowance for Drivers in Leeds is £85 every 4 weeks, paid at 40p per mile.

Our Benefits

  • Paid from start to finish, earning up to £23,095 on a full-time 2-week rota pattern.
  • £9.40 p/hr - paid for the whole time you are out (equivalent to £10.18 p/hr if you were paid per call).
  • Mileage - 40p per mile
  • Paid Induction and DBS
  • Annual bonus (up to £250), gift vouchers for birthdays (£25), and refer a friend payment scheme (£150)
  • FREE 24hr access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Optional Union membership with GMB who we work in partnership with to give our staff impartial support and guidance.

About the Role

You will use time flexibly with customers and their families to achieve personal outcomes that promote greater independence, use reablement approaches and support access to community services. As a Care Assistant, you will:

  1. Provide personal care that protect people’s dignity.
  2. Promote independence using enabling and reabling approaches.
  3. Support people to meet their outcomes, involving families and professionals.
  4. Deliver personalised care through individual choice and control.
  5. Be a strong and effective communicator, documenting, reporting and sharing information with the right people at the right time.

Working Patterns

We are looking for 3 walkers and 2 drivers to become Care Assistants who can work alternating shift patterns on a 2-week rota, which will include some evenings and weekends, for example:

  • 3 full days on week 1, 4 full days on week 2
  • One weekend on, one weekend off

Working hours and shift patterns will be agreed with you based on your availability but our standard shift patterns are:

  • Morning: 07:00am - 2:00pm
  • Afternoon: 3:30pm - 10:00pm

Essential Requirements

  • Clean DBS (carried out and paid for by Be Caring Limited) and 2 satisfactory references.
  • Access to a vehicle if you are a driver.

Experience Required

  • You do not need care experience. If you have the right values, we will provide you with the training you need to be an outstanding Community Home Carer.
  • If you have previous experience in home care, health services, and have training as a Carer, Health Care Assistant or Support Worker, then please apply today.

Induction Training and Support

All training is fully funded, and you will be paid for your time to complete the training. As a Community Home Carer, you will be provided with a comprehensive induction training on community wellbeing, individual wellbeing and personal outcomes, fluids and nutrition, medication, moving and handling, basic life support and first aid, infection prevention and control, professional boundaries, safeguarding, health and safety, equality and diversity.

At Be Caring, we are committed to the personal and professional career development of all colleagues so that you can 'Be the Best you can be’. As a Care Assistant, you will be provided with:

  • Full induction and shadowing programme.
  • Training to complete the Care Certificate.
  • Access to additional training and qualifications through the apprenticeship levy.
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification (on completion of six-month probation period)
  • Quarterly Be Supported sessions.
  • An annual appraisal and personal development plan.

Required skills

  • Caring
  • Communication Skills
  • Friendly Personality
  • Compassion

Reference: 43428192

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