Care and Support Worker - Indepedent Supported Living (Night Shift)

Care and Support Worker - Indepedent Supported Living (Night Shift)

  • Employer - Dementia Care
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Care
  • Location - Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas
  • Salary - £7.50 per hour
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time | 40 hours per week
  • Closing date - Saturday, 01 July 2017

Description

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 Independent Supported Living model of care is unique for people with dementia. Four or five people live together within a 'family' atmosphere, supported by our trained and dedicated staff in a safe and homely environment.

We operate 12 hour shift patterns 8.00am to 8.00pm (day shift) and 8.00am to 8.00pm (night shift). If you enjoy providing care for people and, with an ability to build positive relationships with local care services and family members, and if you have a keen eye for maintaining high levels of hygiene and cleanliness, please contact us.

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

Due to ongoing expansion and increased business needs, there is no closing date for these positions.

While we primarily have night shifts available, but if you are interested in working day shifts within our Independent Supported Living Houses, we would still love to hear from you! Please complete an application form, specifying your preferences, and if shortlisted, we will interview with a view to contacting you as and when we have availability to meet your requirements.

To apply, please download an application form and job description and email it to the address below. If you would prefer a printed version, please contact us via email or telephone HR 0191 217 1323.

Interview information

As we are a charity, we will only contact those candidates who are shortlisted for interview purposes.

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