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Home Care Assistant

Location
East London & Essex Home Care, Redbridge, Redbridge, Greater London, IG4 5

Employment Type
Full Time

Salary
£9.13 - £9.79 + Travel plus Mileage
Hourly

Contact Type
Permanent

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Do you want to work for a multi award-winning organisation that genuinely looks after its employees? We’re looking for Home Care Assistants to help us deliver exceptional care to our clients in the Redbridge area. We’re offering excellent rates of pay (between £9.13–£9.79 per hour) and travel time paid at £3.00 per hour, plus some great benefits.

We are a team of many different backgrounds and cultures

Jewish Care is the leading health and social care charity serving the Jewish community in the UK. Though our clients are all of a similar religious tradition, our staff represent diverse cultures and faiths, bringing their own unique perspectives and individuality to their roles.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll visit clients in their homes, helping them to live independently and with dignity. Though this is mainly a lone working role, you’ll enjoy support from colleagues with your smartphone which we will provide you with. Your role will involve helping with:

  • Personal care, bathing and administering medication
  • Light cleaning, laundry and shopping
  • Cooking or heating of meals
  • Social calls

This post is 16–18 hours per week, working split shifts including days and evenings (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays). There will also be the opportunity to pick up extra week day shifts to cover absences (please indicate in your application what hours you are available to work).

What we’re looking for

You’ll be naturally caring, with the ability to clearly communicate with other team members. You’ll be confident using your initiative and will have previous care experience (through employment or life experience). You’ll also need:

  • Your own reliable car (we can offer car loans at preferential rates)
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Business Use car insurance

Why you’ll love working with us

No matter how old or young you are, if you want to make a difference where it’s needed most, see what we have to offer. We provide highly competitive rates of pay: £8.13 – £9.79 per hour for weekdays, increasing to £11.12 after 8pm. Bank Holidays are paid at either double time or time and half + a day off in lieu. On top of this, you’ll get some excellent benefits including 4% employer contribution pension, childcare vouchers, and a generous mileage allowance for work.

If you want a job that makes a real difference to people’s lives then this is the job for you. Come and work for one of the best companies in the Care industry – apply today!

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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