We are now recruiting. If interested please get in touch 01207 437 020
Well done for getting this far! We are unlike most care organisations as we truly do put our service users and staff first.
We are looking for people over 18 and up to any age so long as you are reasonably fit enough to meet the needs of the people we support.
We pay £10.60 per hour (from 1st April 2022) and offer full training and support. We pay all staff the same wage regardless of age, though you must be over 18. There is no upper age limit. We give 30 days holidays (inclusive of bank holidays) which is two days more than the required minimum of 28 days and we offer contracts from 16 to 35 hours. (We currently have regular opportunities for overtime) We offer a maximum of 35 hours to those that want to work full time. (extra shifts are usually available but not always in the house you work and are capped at 55 hours per week, this is entirely optional) We don't do annualised hours (sometimes called zero hours contracts) contracts or self employment. All training and training time is paid for. You will also get some initial training and shadow shifts (where you just watch others doing the job) so there is not need to worry about what to do. You also get a buddy which is an experienced member of staff to ask those silly questions when at work ( though we find there are no silly questions!)
We use the governments NEST pensions scheme and are a Mindful Employer. (we offer support to people who may have mental health issues) We also offer a free mental health information and advice line for our staff. Interested? Download an application form below. Its the same form for all roles. Experience is not always necessary but if you have the right attitudes and values we will support you through the process and teach you everything you need to know (well almost everything!) Click on the button below to download an application form. You can then e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Its really important you fill it in yourself and tell us as much as you can about yourself. Its an important step in us establishing that this kind of work is right for you. This kind of work can be challenging. As you can imagine not everyone cooperates with requests or has a good day, every day. Skills and abilities will be those of motivating people being upbeat and really being patient and above all caring. If this work is going well for you it can be amazingly rewarding. Helping someone pay for their shopping for the first time or getting them to phone a family member on their birthday can be amazing. You might even say I enjoy this so much I'm amazed I'm getting paid! (well we hope so!) We train staff well and people are never left alone as we have Managers and Directors being on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This is much more support than many other organisations offer.
We currently have vacancies for places where we support people in Consett, Bearpark and Esh Winning in people's own homes. Some of the photos enclosed here are in the development centre. (our day service)
If you would like to know more please feel free to give us a call on 01207 437 020 or email email@example.com for an application form.