Care Assistant

£11.98 - £12.46 hourly
  • Cross Keys Homes
  • Peterborough, UK
  • 11 May, 2022

Job Description

About the role:

Can you provide comfort and reassurance when it matters the most? We are dealing with uncertain times at the moment, and we need sensitive, patient and understanding carers to help with our more vulnerable residents.

Cross Keys Care are seeking a warm and dedicated care assistant in the Peterborough area to support people in their own homes. This is a permanent role with contracted hours to suit your needs. Full time or part time. We work within a 5-mile radius of the Peterborough city centre.

No experience needed. We are more about you sharing and demonstrating our values. You don’t need to have previous experience in care to be successful in this role, as full training will be provided.

We are looking for people who want:

  • Full time or part time contracted hours
  • Mornings, evenings, weekends or even school hours
  • We will accommodate any hours to suit your preferences, whether it be 1 hour to full time hours per week
  • We can also offer a zero-hour contract that gives you a lot of flexibility around your family commitments

 We are looking for people who drive and have their own vehicle, people who walk or have access to a bike and even people who are willing to drive a moped, which we will provided.

 What is domiciliary care?

Domiciliary care is providing extra support to people who live independently in their own homes. This could include household tasks, personal care, social calls and other tasks required, which allows people to maintain both their independence and quality of life.

 Main Duties:

  • Personal care includes washing, dressing, bathing, toileting and medication monitoring and/or assistance
  • Social and shopping calls
  • Meal preparation
  • To provide the highest quality care to service users in their own homes in accordance with their support plan, in person-centred approach
  • To be aware of the personal needs and requirements of your service users, communicating successfully, not only with your service user, their family, friends and other healthcare professionals
  • Maintain appropriate records to meet the needs of the service, observing and promptly reporting back any changes or concerns in your service user’s circumstances or condition

 If you are looking for a genuinely rewarding career with a company that values you then apply today.

In Return:

This is an excellent opportunity to work for an organisation that really values their employees.

  • Competitive hourly rate, £11.98 per hour Monday to Friday & £12.46 per hour bank holidays and weekends
  • 45p per mile for travel expenses
  • £1.00 per hour for mileage
  • Full training is given leading to a Certificate in Care
  • Free uniform, mobile phone, PPE equipment and a DBS check
  • 28 days paid holidays inclusive of bank holidays. Plus, an extra day per year for every extra year worked. Capped at 5 extra days
  • £250 Refer a friend scheme
  • Complete care certificate within a 1-month period
  • A great pension scheme; CKH will double employee’s contribution up to a maximum of 10%. SHPS members will also benefit from Life Cover in the event of death in service. (T&C apply)
  • CKH rewards benefit platform. Access to instant vouchers, cashback and reloadable gift card
  • Employee Assistance Programme. 24-hour free counselling and legal advice
  • CKH employees who have successfully passed their probationary period will be eligible to sign up for Westfield Health, which is a completely free service that gives you access to a range of health cash benefits and services. You will receive money back on a range of essential healthcare including new glasses, contact lenses, dental treatment and physiotherapy. If you have dependent children, they will also be covered on certain benefits up to the age of 22.

Hours of work are flexible between 7am and 10pm - This is on a rota basis.