Be a Care-Giving Day-Maker

Our Mission “Is to be care-giving day-makers, hope-builders, smile-givers, life-changers, community-warriors with the will to make a difference.” Join our dedicated community team and help us to enrich the lives of others.

Join our dedicated community team today!

We are recruiting a minimum of 3 full-time or 6 part-time Care Assistants to provide care and support to people living in Kenton (NE3).

If you are the kind of person that can make people smile while visiting them in their home, then a Care Assistant with Be Caring could be the right fit for you. You do not need a degree or care qualifications to be a Care Assistant, but you will need the right values. Each day is varied, and you will need to have a can-do attitude.

Pay: £11.50 p/hr (walkers) (paid per shifts not per call, travel time included)

  • Mileage - 45p per mile for drivers / 20p per mile for cyclists
  • Bonus schemes: up to £300 new starter, £300 Refer a Friend, £300 annual bonus. £25 birthday gift voucher.

As a Community Care Worker for Be Caring, your working hours will be aligned to our shift patterns, which for this role include late shift working and alternate weekends.

  • Early Shifts: 7:00am - 3:00pm
  • Late shift: 3:00pm - 10:00pm (finish time depends on public transport times)

As a Care Assistant for Be Caring, we will agree your working pattern, setting 2-week rota which includes:

  • Alternate full weekends.
  • Evenings as agreed within your working hours.

Benefits

  • Fully funded DBS.
  • Paid induction training: 1 week classroom-based (Monday - Friday), 2 days shadowing and additional online modules.
  • Training development: funded Level 2 and other accredited courses.
  • Holiday pay: annual leave accumulates with working hours and length of service.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): 24-hour helpline, advice and guidance for yourself and dependents.
  • Union membership (optional): through our partnership with the GMB.

Job Description

You may already have many of the skills needed to make an excellent Care Assistant for Be Caring, patience, empathy, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively are all essential qualities for this role.

As a Care Assistant working within Kenton, you will:

  • Provide personal care that protects people's dignity.
  • Promote independence using enabling approaches.
  • Support people to meet their outcomes, involving families and professionals.
  • Connect people to their communities accessing local support and services.
  • Deliver personalised care through individual choice and control.
  • Be a strong and effective communicator, documenting, reporting, and sharing information with the right people at the right time.

Induction Training

We are looking for people with Be Caring values to join our team. For this role you do not need care experience, we recognise you will have many transferable skills from previous roles, for example as a shop assistant. We will provide you with the training you need to be an outstanding Care Assistant.

As a Care Assistant for Be Caring, you will be provided with comprehensive induction training on:

  • Be Caring values, going Above & Beyond to meet personal outcomes.
  • Dignity and respect, safeguarding and equality and diversity
  • Confidentiality and professional boundaries.
  • Fluids and nutrition and safe administration of medication.
  • Moving and positioning, basic life support, and pressure sores (React to Red)
  • Infection prevention and control, health and safety.
  • Learning Disabilities (Oliver McGowan Tier 1), mental health and capacity.

Apply today and our friendly recruitment team will be in touch!