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Home Care Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 31 May 2024
Salary: £11.90 to £14.00 per hour
Additional salary information: Plus very generous tax free travel allowance - approx 40p per mile
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 30 June 2024
Location: Long Eaton, Nottingham
Remote working: On-site only
Company: East Midlands Homecare Ltd
Job type: Permanent
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We are looking for a caring, compassionate person to join our professional team at EM Homecare. We welcome applications from candidates with experience in care and also those looking for a new exciting and challenging vocation. Whatever your background, full training will be provided and you will have the opportunity to complete a diploma or apprenticeship in Health and Social Care. We offer flexible shifts, including some weekend work.

Our family run team has been supporting local people for 24 years and is dedicated to providing an exceptional service to people in their own home. We respect privacy and dignity and promote independence and choice in everything we do. We take time to get to know our clients so that we can provide a personal service and support them not just with day to day care, but also socially and emotionally. As part of our team you will make a real difference to peoples lives and enjoy a rewarding career.

We travel around the local community so you would need some form of transport which could be a car, moped or bicycle. If you are currently not mobile we could arrange low cost moped hire to get you moving through the local ‘Wheels to Work’ scheme so do still get in touch.

Working in care, no two days will be the same and your role will be exciting and varied. Each of our clients have their own personal Plan of Care where you will find not only their practical requirements but also their likes, dislikes, lifestyle choices and support network details.

Some of our main responsibilities are listed below, but the list is not exhaustive.
• Assisting with personal needs inc washing and dressing, skincare, oral care
• Continence management and catheter care
• Medication administration and management
• Food preparation and nutritional support
• Assisting with mobility and using appropriate equipment
• Monitoring health and wellbeing and supporting emotional needs
• Assisting with household needs such as laundry and shopping
• Keeping accurate records and reporting issues promptly
• You need to be a caring and compassionate individual who is committed and enthusiastic
• You need to work well in a team and also be pro-active and responsible when working alone.

• Flexible shift patterns – mornings / afternoons / evenings / nights
• Full or part time role
• Full (paid) induction training & opportunity to achieve a diploma / apprenticeship
• Regular paid update training for all staff
• In house career progression opportunities
• 5.6 weeks paid holiday
• Pension scheme with 3% employer contribution
• Free uniform, PPE, DBS check
• Generous tax free mileage allowance (approx 40p per mile)
• You will be paid whilst attending all training and meetings
• Refer a friend scheme - £300 bonus paid for successful recruitment
• Wellness and perks scheme
• Wheels to work scheme

East Midlands Homecare is a local family run care provider who have been supporting people in the community for over 20 years. We work closely with Derbyshire Social Services and the Care Quality Commission. We pride ourselves on providing the very best level of care in the local community and are highly recommended by our clients. Our team of care workers assist people to live and enjoy life to the full, regardless of illness or disability. We treat people with respect and dignity at all times and always offer a flexible service with as much choice as possible.

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