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Care Assistant / Support Worker - Colchester, Essex

Date Posted: 20-Mar-2018
Closing Date: 30-Apr-2018
Location: Colchester, Essex
Salary: Minimum - £8.80, Maximum - £13.76 per Hour
ABOUT FOREST HOMECARE
Established in 1994, Forest Homecare remains an independent family-run business that has now grown into one of the largest domiciliary care and support providers in Essex and Suffolk, providing care and support in the heart of the community.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Forest Homecare We are recruiting now for Care Assistant / Support Workers to work within the Colchester area, where no experience is necessary as fully paid training is provided.

You will need to be flexible and looking to work with adults who may have learning disabilities or mental health needs.

You will be part of a well established family run care agency that operates throughout Essex & Suffolk.

Role Responsibilities:

The role of Support Worker will involve supporting individuals with a wide range of activities including access to vocational, educational and social activities.

Supporting with house related tasks as well as general day to day activities as required by the service user in order to meet their desired outcomes and needs.

In addition to this, some of the individuals that we care for may require support and prompting with all aspects of their personal care.

Visits can range from 30 minutes to several hours depending on the Service Users needs and requirements, in addition to this some of the people we support require sleep in duties overnight.

Due to the nature of the role an element of travelling is required and therefore we would require drivers with a Full UK Driving Licence and access to a car.

We will be able to offer you full or part time hours with either every other weekend or one day every weekend.

EXPERIENCE
Essential Skills:

- Have a naturally caring and compassionate nature

- Be reliable and honest

- Understand the importance of maintaining our Service Users dignity and respect

- Excellent verbal and written communication

Desirable Skills:

- Car owner’s preferred - this is essential for some areas due to the location of our Service Users

BENEFITS
What we can offer you:

- Join a great team working for a highly respected organisation

- Fully paid induction training

- Uniforms and PPE provided

- Flexible working patterns

- Care certificate & QCF qualifications available

- Mileage paid dependant on area and travel requirements

- Holiday Pay accrued every hour you work

- Full and Part Time Hours with flexible shifts to suit you

JOB TYPE
Permanent





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