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CARE & SUPPORT WORKER

Hours: Part Time / Hours Negotiable
Salary: £22,000 per year (based on FTE working 40 hours per week)
Contract: Permanent

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About the role:

We are looking for kind, compassionate and caring people to join the In Friendship team in supporting older people.  

 

It’s a committed role, full of everyday challenges, but that’s one of the things that makes it so exciting.

 

You’ll meet great people, learn new things and be part of a specialist, diverse team who are dedicated to helping clients live the very best independent lives.

 

Whether you are looking for stability or flexibility to suit your lifestyle, or the opportunity to progress your career, this can be the role for you.

You will be responsible for:
  • Working with clients using a Person Centered approach to empower them in all aspects of their lives.

  • Handling basic housekeeping duties, helping with laundry and general upkeep of the home (and garden) if required.

  • Planning and preparing meals for clients, taking dietary restrictions and preferences into consideration.

  • Taking a genuine interest in clients by listening to their needs, ensuring that their environment is clean and safe and if required, providing them with nutritious, healthy meals.

  • Encourage clients to improve their wellbeing through exercise, hobbies and social activities.

  • Monitoring clients, recording and reporting any developments or concerns to appropriate parties such as company supervisors, doctors or family members.

  • Driving clients to planned outings, events or scheduled appointments such as doctors, hospitals etc.

  • Handling errands for or with clients such as grocery shopping, paying bills, writing letters etc.

  • Providing emotional support for clients as they heal or cope with their conditions.

  • Helping clients to maintain relationships with their close family and friends.

  • Coordinating clients meeting with new people and helping them to develop new friendships/relationships.

You will need:
  • A passion for providing great service, building close relationships and treating clients as if they were your own family.

  • To take the initiative and make decisions that are right for our clients and their relatives.

  • Work closely with colleagues to create a team spirit, have fun and celebrate success.

  • At least 1-2 years experience in the care industry OR caring for an individual(s).

  • Caring, sympathetic approach to working with clients.

  • Confident and good written and verbal communications skills with clients and their families.

  • Full clean UK driving license is mandatory.

What's in it for you:

We offer excellent benefits that help make In Friendship a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Competitive salary well above the minimum wage and agency rates

  • Accrued paid holidays

  • Retirement savings plan - save from 4% of your salary + In Friendship contribution

  • No qualifications needed as we provide full training and future development

  • Client referral scheme

  • Working with like minded people who love caring for others!

  • Make a difference to people’s lives!

If you are interested in joining our team then we would love to hear from you. 

 

Please be sure to read through the entire job description and send your CV to enquiries@infriendship.co.uk and include a brief explanation on why you would be suitable for this role.