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Social Care Worker

Job details
Posting date: 10 June 2024
Salary: £12.48 to £14 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 10 July 2024
Location: Petersfield, Hampshire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Bluebird Care Alton, Petersfield & Havant
Job type: Permanent
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Bluebird Care are proud to be rated outstanding by the CQC. A rating that was awarded to us due to the way we care for both our staff and our customers.

While Bluebird Care is a national home care provider, our office is a locally owned family business, run separately to other branches.

What we do:

We're committed to keeping elderly and vulnerable people living in the comfort of their own homes, as an alternative to residential care. This means you do need to drive and have your own vehicle to work for us.

While many companies only pay care assistants for contact time, we believe you should be paid for every minute you work, so we pay for both travel time and mileage.

On average, travel time equates to 10% of your working time. Put simply, working for a company that doesn't pay travel time means you'll be unpaid for 10% of every working day.

Responsibilities of a care assistant:

- Personal care duties
- Administering medication
- Manual handling, using equipment where required
- Promoting customer health and wellbeing
- Companionship and help with activities/appointments
- Plan, prepare and cook nutritious meals
- Shopping and domestic tasks around the home
- Working every other weekend, or one day every weekend

To become a care assistant, you need:

- Full and valid UK driving licence
- Access to a car/vehicle
- Right to work in the UK (unfortunately we cannot provide sponsorship)
- No experience as full training is provided
- Excellent level of English
- To be aged 18+

In addition to a secure and stable career, we offer:

- £12.48-£14p/hr (based on experience)
- PAID travel time (£11.46 p/hr)
- PAID mileage
- Enhanced bank holiday rate
- Significant investment in your career development (up to £5,000 within your first two years)
- National qualifications in health & social care
- Defined career pathway
- Full induction training and ongoing support
- Dementia training as standard
- Full-time & part-time opportunities
- Variety of shift patterns (inc. some weekend hours)
- Term-time contracts for working parents
- Refer a friend (up to £250 per person)
- Refer a customer (up to £100 per customer)
- Health cover cashback scheme (over £1,000 per year)
- Funded Blue Light Card membership
- 28 days paid holiday (pro rata)
- Length of service benefit
- Free uniform and company smartphone
- Vehicle repairs discounts
- Use of company car (if you break down)
- Contribution to DBS check