Evening and weekend Health Care Assistants - Permanent vacancies based Swindon

Abicare Services Limited
Swindon Wiltshire
Paid mileage and travel time, Company pension scheme, 28 days per year holiday pay (pro-rata),

Abicare is a home care services agency providing highly-trained home carers across Swindon including live-in care and visiting care services to those living in their own homes. We believe in providing high-quality care where people are looked after with dignity and respect. Kindness is what care is all about, so first and foremost, we carefully choose our staff for their kind and compassionate nature. We aim to care, nurture and enrich the lives of all in our staff, clients and family members.

Home Care Assistants are often the first point of contact for a client, so you'll need to be friendly and confident, with good interpersonal skills. You'll need to be able to put clients at ease, helping them with their personal care while making sure they feel comfortable.

Main Responsibility

• Personal care: bathing, dressing, help with going to the toilet and supervision of medicine
• Bedtime and morning routines: help with getting up and getting ready for bed
• Food preparation and help at mealtimes
• Light housework: laundry, cooking, and cleaning
• Companionship and social interaction
• Social activities: visits to clubs and to see friends
• Errands: shopping and collecting prescriptions

The Ideal Candidate

A good carer is simply someone who truly cares - they do the job because they know they can make a difference to an individual’s life, injecting some humour into a day, helping with small chores that improve clients’ quality of life, providing reassurance where confidence is low and lifting morale during those lonely moments. Good carers love what they do and go that extra mile, noticing those little extras that enhance your life.

We are looking for:

  • Care Assistants who will be naturally kind and caring, wanting to make a difference
  • Willingness to learn and undertake online and classroom training, including the use of moving & handling equipment
  • An understanding of what good care looks like
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Individuals that are able to work remotely and as part of a wider care Team
  • A calm attitude and the ability to think clearly when under pressure
  • The ability to prepare simple meals and follow good standards of hygiene
  • Flexibility to work unsocial hours, you must be able to work alternate weekends

You will be expected to exhibit Abicare’s 5 core values (C.H.E.C.K):
C- Committed H - Honest E - Empowering C- Collaborative K - Kind

Package Description

Guaranteed, flexible & full-time hours available

Home Care Assistant - Excellent rates of pay plus increments for weekend and and Bank Holiday enhancements.

No experience is needed as full training will be given.

At Abicare we pride ourselves on offering not just the best rates but also a comprehensive benefits scheme including:

  • Paid mileage and travel time
  • Refer a friend scheme*
  • Welcome bonus*
  • Company pension scheme
  • Flexible working patterns
  • 28 days per year holiday pay (pro-rata)
  • Career development opportunities
  • Free uniform and PPE
  • Paid Training and shadowing
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities (nationally recognised qualification routes)
  • Care Assistant smartphone app to manage your daily tasks and pay
  • On-call emergency support network
  • Blue Light Discount Card to use online or in high street shops

About the Company

Abicare Services is part of the Health & Social care sector where we provide daily and live-in care to our clients. We are part of a fast-growing industry which also relies heavily on technology to manage the delivery of great service to its clients. Abicare is committed to integrating innovative care technology, which can assist and complement the daily or live-in care that is delivered to our clients by our carers. We are always looking at new ways to deliver care in the community. Abicare is registered with CQC (Care Quality Commission) and CIW (Care Inspectorate Wales) and works closely with local health authorities and NHS commissioners.

Application Questions

1.  Do you have a valid driving licence and own car?
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