Carer (Senior Carer)

2018-06-11 Care Homes Job Title: Carer (Senior Carer)

Job Setting: Clients Home

Job Role: Team Leader / Senior Carer

Date Posted: 12 May 2018

Job Location: Welwyn Garden City , Hertfordshire

Salary: £19,708 19,708 per annum opportunity for overtime + premiums

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Helen Rogers

Job Reference: SCaHWGC

Description

Full Time – 40 hours per week – Guaranteed Contractual Hours

£19,708 per annum + opportunity for overtime + premiums

Hertfordshire

As Saga Care at Home grows, we need a special group of dedicated experienced Carers to work in our Welcome Team for our visiting care. At Saga, we care about you as much as you care about our clients. That’s why you can expect a permanent job with contracted hours and highly competitive pay: a market-leading salary of £19,708.  There are also premiums for sleep-in, waking nights and bank holiday working, plus paid mileage at 35p per mile – so when you’re travelling to and from our clients, you won’t be out of pocket.

Experienced Senior Care Workers

As an experienced carer, you will support the on-boarding of new clients (within our Welcome Team) and prepare the client for the long-term care team. In order to be considered for this role, you will need to have experience of care work, be prepared to travel across Hertfordshire (35p per mile for this role) and be able to work on a fixed working pattern. The working pattern requires you to be available 11 hours per day from 7.00am to 10..00am , 12.00pm to 2.00pm and then 6.00pm to 10.00pm.  In return, we offer superb time off with up to 7 days in a row off for a great work/life balance or the opportunity to earn additional money with overtime.

In addition to the Welcome Team, we are also looking for Carers to join our established teams. To be considered for this role we don’t require previous paid experience so if you think this could be for you then do get in touch.

Why Saga Care at Home?

Saga is the UK’s leading provider of insurance, travel, personal finance and healthcare products and services tailored to the needs of the over 50s. Our Healthcare service is fully regulated and approved by the CQC. Led by qualified nurses, our team works to the highest standards and has built an excellent reputation. What is the key to our success? We make sure our people are well looked after – so they can do the same for our clients. That means you’ll get expert support, ongoing training and the chance to gain recognised qualifications.

About the role

You will be giving your clients the help they need to live independently in their own homes. By assisting with all areas of personal and domestic care, you’ll be making a huge difference to their lives. Live-In Carers stay with the client in their home for two weeks at a time (although assignments can be extended). Visiting Carers visit clients in their homes on a regular basis. Both roles involve helping clients with their daily needs: anything from preparing lunch to popping to the shops. A friend and companion, you’ll give your client the freedom to get the most out of life.

About you

Experience is necessary for the Welcome Team as well as being compassionate, naturally caring and determined to make a difference to others. You should also be happy working both independently and as part of a team. Above all, you must be committed to giving clients a high-quality service and treating every person with dignity and respect, so you’ll need to be considerate, helpful and understanding.

The benefits of being a Care Worker at Saga Care at Home:

It’s very important to us that you feel fulfilled and rewarded in your role. That’s why we offer an extensive benefits package plus the support to progress and build a career. Join us and you can expect:

  • Full support in the field from our Registered Nurses and dedicated Team Leaders
  • Paid mileage (35pper mile, paid to and from your first and last client of the day and in between)
  • Working time between Client paid
  • Saga uniform
  • iPad provided
  • Paid induction training towards the Level 1 Care Certificate, plus ongoing refresher training
  • Paid enhanced DBS
  • Saga employee lifestyle benefits and concessions
  • Long Service Awards
  • Out of Hours on-call service – we are always here when you need us
  • 20 days’ holiday + 8 days’ bank holiday (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Pension and Life Cover Insurance

How to Apply:

If you’d like to be part of a friendly Welcome Team within a well-established business, please click 'Apply' below and attached your latest CV.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • compassionate
  • kind
  • patient
  • caring
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