Home Care in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage

  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent Contract
  • Updated 2016-03-18
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Home Care in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage

Reach Health Recruitment is a company specialised in the global recruitment of Health Professionals.
We work with a vast range of medical professionals including nurses, doctors, and allied healthcare professionals.
Reach Health Recruitment has an active European presence in Spain, Portugal, Romania, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovakia
and in the Czech Republic. We work with clients in both the public and private health sectors.

We are looking to fulfil 50 immediate vacancies for Home Care Professionals to provide high quality home care to adults and children
throughout North Herts which includes Letchworth, Hitchin, Baldock and Royston plus Stevenage.

What is Home care?
Home care, otherwise known as domiciliary care, is the provision of care and support services that enable individuals to remain
independent in their own homes. This often prevents the need for people to enter a residential care setting such as a care or nursing
home and is the preferred option for most service users and their families. As people continue to live for longer and choose to remain
in their own homes, the domiciliary care sector is set to almost double in the UK over the coming years, creating numerous
opportunities to quickly develop a career and access senior posts through ongoing training and qualifications ALL of which are
offered for free!

The Employer
The employer is a National homecare provider, delivering the highest quality of care and leading the field in customer service.
The employer specialise in working with people who require care in their own homes and their families. They have nearly 200 offices in the UK and Republic of Ireland and provide over 7.3 million care visits at home every year.

Main Responsibilities
As a domiciliary carer, you will provide care and support to individuals in their own homes in a variety of ways including personal care- washing/bathing/toileting, helping with medication, assisting with cooking, feeding, shopping, light domestic duties and very importantly be there to provide companionship. You will get to know the people you are caring for and gain a thorough understanding of their exact needs, helping them to achieve things that they are unable to do by themselves and allowing them to live as independently as possible.
A car is an essential part of the job these are available from the employer as you will be visiting clients in their own homes, which are located in roughly a 10 mile radius.

The Ideal Candidate
As a domiciliary care worker, you must be considerate, kind hearted and compassionate with a very caring nature and a positive,
sociable disposition. You will be a superb communicator knowing exactly when you should listen and when you need to step in and
help. You will understand what your customers need and will do everything you can to make it happen.
As a domiciliary care worker, you will have great attention to detail, often have to multi-task and always remain calm under pressure. If you have experience as a
carer either in a care home, with the NHS or in private care it would be useful, although is not a necessary requirement as you will
undergo a full induction training programme at a centre of excellence training academy and will then be provided with ongoing support
until you are happy to work on your own.

Application Requirements:
English level to a reasonable conversation standard
Understanding of Home care job role
Motivated to work with the elderly and dependant individuals
Driving licence confident to drive in the UK lessons practice provided
Good personality and professional attitude
Genuine desire to help others
Physically fit and hardworking
Flexible to work various shifts including weekends
Willing to work 50 or more hours per week including weekends
Over 21 years of age

Benefits include:
Permanent contract 36 hours per week
Salary 17680 pounds
36 hours at 8.50 per hour plus 4 hours travel at 8.50 time.
Golden Hello First month rent paid as a golden hello repaid if leave in first 12 months
Secure, long term work
Many extra hours available
Flexible shifts on weekends
Full induction programme and ongoing support
Subsidized Accommodation from 400 pounds to 500 pounds month depending on the location.
Access to company car no cost and option to buy includes all bills and insurance
Tax free business mile 12p
Free sat Nav road side assistance
Paid training providing NVQ QCF qualifications
Free Initial Driving course
Career progression
28 Days holiday including bank holidays
Met at airport

If you wish to apply or obtain further information please send us your updated English CV