Care Assistant/Carer with Retail Skills

  • Brentwood, UK
  • Part-time

Company Description

Home Instead Senior Care is the world’s leading provider of non-medical care and companionship services for older people. With minimum visits of one hour, award winning training and an excellent reputation we are immensely proud of the quality of care we provide. We match our CAREGivers to our clients based on mutual interests and hobbies to help build bonds of trust and enables us to provide personalised support.  

Job Description

If you have worked in the Retail Sector you have the right skills to work in Care including building relationships and excellent customer service skills, patience and most importantly making conversations with all age groups.

We are looking for people with kind, compassionate hearts who want to make a true difference to the quality of life for our clients to join our team in Brentwood as a CAREGiver. As a CAREGiver, you will provide a variety of non-medical services to help them keep independent in their own home.

*Home Help - Collecting prescriptions, light housekeeping, checking food expiry dates, pet care, home maintenance, shopping, collecting prescriptions.

*Companionship - become a companion and encourage conversation, provide reminders for medication, activities, outings, stimulate and encourage activities - walking, hobbies and monitoring diet and eating 

Senior roles:

*Personal Care - providing medication reminders, bathing dressing and grooming - please note some duties are light personal care and may involve just being a presence to reassure than actually carrying out personal care. Please call our Recruiter to gain more an insight into the duties involved. 

*Dementia care - assist with morning wake up calls and evenings services, help with continence care, dressing and bathing, eating, drinking and medication reminders. 

You do not need any experience or particular qualifications to become a CAREGiver. However, it would be useful to have some experience of working in a care setting or interacting with older people. This could be personal experience of caring for a family member or voluntary experience. You will have a passion for supporting others and pride yourself on delivering an outstanding service. You will be reliable, trustworthy and respectful. You will enjoy building professional friendships and comfortable in spending time in the company of others.

Additional Information

We need your help! 

If you’re finding that you have some free time and want to help older people who might be isolated in your local community, then why not apply to be a CAREGiver?

If you are looking for work that is extremely rewarding and satisfactory we are offering zero hour contracts that can lead into guaranteed average hour contracts from 16-20+ hours with various fixed schedules.  

Benefits to you:

  • Holiday pay, pension scheme and a range of company benefits – Health Care Scheme, Employee Assitance Programme
  • City and Guilds accredited training, including Care Certificate and Dementia training
  • An Outstanding rating and award-winning training including two Princess Royal Training Awards
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Mileage and travel time allowance

We are extremely proud of the work we do, why not give us a call today and join our team!  Please click on I’m interested or alternatively contact us on 01277 822858.

We encourage applications from all sections of the community as we want to reflect the neighbourhoods in which we work. Home Instead Senior Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This role is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure.

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