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Relief Female Care & Support Worker - Retirement Living Scheme

Relief Female Care & Support Worker - Retirement Living Scheme

Posted 10 June by Jewish Care
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We are recruiting a Relief Care & Support Workerto work on a zero hour contract as part of our Retirement Living Service. There are a range of shifts for staff.  Hours of working are between 7am and 10.15pm, including working some weekends and evenings.  

There is a genuine occupational reason under the sex discrimination act 1974, that we require female carers for this role.

The salary for this position is £10.15 per hour if you have QCF2/NVQ2 or £9.69 per hour if you are working towards or willing to work towards your qualification. 

We offer a 6-week induction training programme, which will enable new staff to understand how we work with tenants and provide a culturally appropriate service. There are opportunities to progress your career in care and support, alongside promotional opportunities with a fantastic induction and training and development programme.

We are looking for individuals who are responsible and who are interested in getting to know the people they work with. It is important that the successful candidates have a strong sense of initiative, as you will need to report any concerns or changes on your service user’s health and wellbeing, to your manager. You are supported by team leaders who provide you with on the spot local support when providing care and support to people. There are good career prospects within the team with opportunities to progress to manager level.

We are opening several new Retirement Living schemes over the next few years, and will be looking to identify individuals with talent to manage the new schemes. You will be provided with a smartphone as part of your job, to enable you to communicate as a wider team during your working hours.

The independent living scheme is situated in a wider campus which has its own security, and there are never less than two people working on site at any given time. It is essential that you have previous care experience (this can be through employment or life experience, that you are practical are able to record notes about a client and able to use phone. You will be working in a great team of like-minded colleagues. There are plenty of opportunities for you to develop in terms of training and development and experience of working in an interesting and exciting environment. Your development will also include regular supervision and team meetings where you can contribute by providing ideas to improve the service and get the benefit of seeing how your involvement has improved lives.  

We are looking for kind people, who can demonstrate patience and compassion.

Hours of work - A variety of day and evening work is available; all applicants are required to work alternate weekends, which may involve working am and pm, or one day every weekend. There will also be additional hours available for holiday and sickness cover. 

The working hours are:

7.30am- 3.30pm

13.00pm- 21:00pm

14:00pm- 22:00pm

Please indicate in your application when you are available to work between 7am and 10:15pm 7 days a week.

Applicants must live within a 20-mile radius of Barnet at the time of applying.

There is a Genuine Occupational Reason under the Sex Discrimination Act 1974 that these roles are open to females only.

We are a team of many different backgrounds and cultures

Jewish Care is the leading health and social care charity serving the Jewish community in the UK. Though our clients are all of a similar religious tradition, our staff represent diverse cultures and faiths, bringing their own unique perspectives and individuality to their roles.

Why you'll love working with us

No matter how young or old you are, if you want to make a real difference in people's lives, we'll reward you for your hard work and dedication. On top of providing some of the most competitive pay rates in the care industry, we offer excellent benefits, including:

  • 4% employer pension contribution
  • Employee referral bonus scheme
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Free meals
  • Wellbeing & staff recognition initiatives
About us

Jewish Care is a communal organisation touching the lives of over 10,000 people every week. We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by enhancing wellbeing and inspiring them to stay connected to their community. We provide a variety of health and social care services to meet the community's physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations, including older people, those with mental health needs, Holocaust survivors, people living with dementia and people with disabilities.

We employee 1,100 staff and 3,000 volunteers from multicultural backgrounds who work together to enrich vulnerable people's lives in a positive and caring way. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we are proud of how our staff have responded and the agility they have shown to ensure we continue to meet changing requirements.

Start the rewarding career you've been wishing for. Apply today!

Please be aware that this vacancy will close once a sufficient number of candidates have been identified.

Reference: 43004609

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