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Home Care Assistant

Location
North London & Hertfordshire Home Care, Barnet, Golders Green, Greater London, NW11 9

Employment Type
Part Time

Salary
£8.94 - £9.60 + Generous mileage (50p) per mile and travel time paid at £3 per hour
Hourly

Contact Type
Permanent

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Jewish Care is a multi-award winning organisation, helping some of society’s most vulnerable people live meaningful lives. We’re looking for Home Care Assistants who are kind, patient and compassionate, to look after our service users in the North West London area. We believe in looking after our staff too, so you’ll benefit from excellent rates of pay (between £8.94–£9.60 per hour) plus travel time paid at £3.00 per hour.

We’re proud to be the UK’s leading charity providing health and social care to the Jewish community. We believe that variety is the spice of life. Nowhere is this more true than at Jewish Care. While our service users may all be of a similar religious tradition, our staff come from different backgrounds and cultures, practice different faiths, and offer perspectives on life that are as individual as they are.

These roles will be on a zero hours contract working between Monday to Sunday and will include weekend working up to 10pm in the evenings.

We are keen to hear from people who are seeking flexible working.

What you’ll be doing

Though this is mainly a lone working role, you’ll meet colleagues at team meetings and enjoy team working and support from colleagues with your smartphone (provided as part of your role).

You’ll visit clients in their homes, helping them to live meaningful, independent lives. By listening to what our service users want support with – anything from accompanying to the shops, or help using the internet – you’ll adapt your care to meet these needs and help them maintain a sense of identity. You’ll report any concerns or changes in your service user’s health and wellbeing to your manager, with out-of-hours phone support from the management team during your working hours. Your care and support duties will include assisting with:

  • Personal care and bathing
  • Cooking or heating of meals
  • Administering medication
  • Light cleaning and laundry
  • Shopping
  • Social calls

We have a variety of day and evening shifts available, including weekends and sleep-ins. We also offer additional hours for holiday and sickness cover, so please indicate in your application what hours you are available to work.

What you’ll need

You’ll be a naturally caring, friendly and patient person. You’ll be confident taking the initiative, communicating effectively with your manager and other team members. As this is mainly a lone worker position, it’s essential that you have previous care experience (this can be through employment or life experience). In addition to this you’ll need:

  • Your own reliable car (we can offer car loans at preferential rates)
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Business Use car insurance
  • Must live within a 20-mile radius of Barnet at time of applying

What we can offer you

We offer highly competitive rates of pay, £8.94–£9.60 per hour for weekdays, increasing to £10.90 after 8pm. Bank Holidays are paid at either double time or time and half + a day off in lieu. There’s many other great benefits including 4% employer contribution pension, childcare vouchers, and generous mileage allowance for work.

This is your chance to make a real difference to people, supporting independence, promoting choice, and providing compassionate care in the community. If this sounds like your perfect career, Jewish Care want to hear from you – apply today and start the job you’ve always wished for!

Benefits
Jewish Care offers excellent benefits and training to all staff. Benefits include, free meals, 20 day’s annual leave, Jewish Care Pension scheme, various discounts, Loans and mileage reimbursement, ride to work scheme, eye tests, employee referral bonus and more.

About
Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation. We are the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week. Approximately 1500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain their service. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community’s physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. We care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.
We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating excellent social care that enhances well-being and inspires them to stay connected to their community. The organisation is committed to finding innovative solutions tailored to the people who use their services.
We are a proud to be multi award winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades they have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, and The Investors in People Gold standard.

Please be aware that this vacancy will close, once a sufficient number of suitable candidates have been identified therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

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