Care and Support Worker - Home Support

Care and Support Worker - Home Support

  • Employer - Dementia Care
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Care
  • Location - Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas
  • Salary - £7.80 per hour
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time | 40 hours per week
  • Closing date - Monday, 31 July 2017


Our Care and Support Workers play a vital role in enabling us to provide high quality, person-centred support to the people we care for, through developing close working relationships with individuals, their families and other staff across the organisation, especially our Specialist Workers and Team Leaders.

Our busiest times are : 7.30am to 10.30am, 12.00pm to 1.30pm and 4.00pm to 9.00pm.

Shift work is on a 2 week rotation basis of approx 30 hours in week 1 and 50 hours in week 2.

If you are flexible, preferably a car driver, able to work every other weekend and enjoy being out and about and supporting people in a community setting, this is the perfect job for you!

We require people who have a genuine interest in the caring profession and are willing to work to improve the lives of people with dementia and other degenerative neurological conditions. In return, we offer:

  • Some of the best hourly rates of pay for care work in the North East.
  • Guaranteed hours contracts, typically 40 hours, 30 hours or 20 hours on a 2 week rotation basis (e.g. on a 40 hour contract, week 1 would involve approx. 35 hours and week 2 would involve approx. 45 hours. All employees are required to work every other weekend.
  • Fully funded training including NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care and specialist dementia qualifications in association with the University of Stirling.
  • Paid DBS.
  • NEST pension scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Paid mileage and travel time.
  • Career progression opportunities.

Contact information

To apply for this position, please download a full job description and application pack and send it to us using the email address below.

If you require a printed copy, please either email us or call HR on 0191 217 1323.

Interview information

Recruitment is on-going due to new business and business expansion so there is no end date for this role.

Candidates who successfully make shortlisting will be contacted and an interview will be arranged.

How to apply

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