Work for us?

Putting the CARE into your Career?

Our carers work with elderly people who live in their own homes and may need just a small amount of support (such as help with shopping or companionship) through to support with much greater care needs.


For many people becoming a Care Assistant changes their life for the better. They have an increased sense of wellbeing from doing a worthwhile job that benefits others and society as a whole. They enjoy not being tied down to working 9 to 5 and being able to work flexibly - if you need a day off in the week you don't need to take it as holiday, just swap it for another day.

Why not email us a recent CV to abbie@affinityhomecareshrewsbury.co.uk or click below to request a call back from our Recruitment Officer, Abbie. 


 

Current Vacancies (Updated 23rd July 2021)

Live-in Carer VACCANIES AVAILABLE

Community Care Assistant (Shrewsbury)WALKERS AND DRIVERS NEEDED

Community Care Assistant (Oswestry)-   WALKER VACCANCIES, DRIVERS NEEDED 

Community Care Assistant (East Shropshire; Much Wenlock/Broseley/Cressage)DRIVERS &  WALKERS NEEDED 


*NEW* Care Co-Ordinator (Shrewsbury Head Office) - JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW! 

Community Care Assistant (Shrewsbury)

£9.60 PH WEEK DAYS 
£9.80 PH WEEKENDS

Community Care Assistant (Oswestry) 

£9.60 PH WEEK DAYS 
£9.80 PH WEEKENDS

Community Care Assistant (East Shropshire; Much Wenlock, Broseley, Cressage)

£9.60 PH WEEK DAYS 
£9.80 PH WEEKENDS

Community Care Assistant Waking Nights

£8.91 PH WEEK DAYS 
£9.10 PH WEEKENDS

Live-In Carer Assistant. 

£700 per week

Our Investment in You - Benefits of working for us

We focus more on whether you are the right type of person to be a home carer rather than previous experience or qualifications. We have a very thorough training and induction period and we make sure all our carers are well supported.


Some benefits for working for Affinity Homecare are:
  • Rewarding career.
  • No previous experience or qualifications required: we will provide five days of training.
  • Opportunities to do further qualifications, including NVQ and distance learning with local training providers.
  • Flexible working hours and job satisfaction.
  • Ongoing support and supervision.
  • Competitive hourly rate, from £9.60. Earn up to £23,000 p.a. based on a 40-hour contract
  • Guaranteed hours.
  • Paid travel time.
  • Paid mileage for cars, motorbikes and bicycles. Reimbursement for bus and train tickets for those with no vehicle.
  • Paid holiday (28 days pro-rata).
  • Uniform provided at no cost.
  • £100 Refer a friend scheme
  • Your birthday off.
  • Work Based Pension

Nature of Care Work

Carers travel between our client's homes following their rota and the amount of time that you spend with each client depends on what they need assistance with. The first two calls in the morning may be half an hour each to help someone with their breakfast and the next call could be two hours long to take someone out to the shops.


The type of activities you would undertake as a Home Carer for Affinity Home Care include:

  • Getting to know our clients, their interests and their needs.
  • Spending time doing activities that they enjoy.
  • Helping clients with daily personal care such as washing and dressing.
  • Carrying out general tasks such as housework, laundry and shopping.
  • Helping to prepare meals and assist with nutrition and hydration as needed.
  • Assisting with medication.
  • Going with clients to and from appointments.

Skills and Qualities of a Community Care Worker

Here are some of the main qualities that we look for in our carers:

  • A friendly and caring approach.
  • A genuine desire to help people.
  • The ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Tact and sensitivity.
  • A respectful approach to elderly clients.
  • Patience and a sense of humour.
  • Reliability and flexibility.
  • Team working skills and the ability to use your own initiative.
  • The ability to work to health and safety guidelines.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.

Training and Career Development

Having experience in a caring role is not necessary. We provide five days of training which includes completion of the Care Certificate (a requirement for anyone wanting to work in care), E-learning courses and practical training days on topics such as first aid, health and safety, and how to lift and move people safely.


In time, as part of your career development, we encourage our staff to work towards further qualifications, such as the Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.


When you apply for a job you will need to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check done (DBS) to make sure that you are suitable to work with vulnerable adults.


Working Hours

As a Care Assistant your working hours will vary as they depend on the needs of the clients you are supporting. Busy times of day for care work are usually early mornings, lunch and evenings as this is when clients need the most support. If you are looking for full-time hours then it is important that you have availability at some of these times.


For example, a full time worker may work four mornings per week, two evenings and every other weekend. If you are looking for part-time hours to fit in around another job or family commitments then you could work a couple of mornings per week, or just in the evenings or weekends, or a combination of times to suit you and your lifestyle. 



Our normal AM "shift pattern" would run between 7am-5pm and our PM "Shift pattern" would run from 4PM-10.30PM; however, we run off what your availability is!


That is one of the advantages of care work in that it can fit around your existing commitments.


**NEW JOB VACCANCY!!** Care Co-Ordinator

Responsible to: Registered Service Manager

Responsible for: Senior Support Workers/Support Workers

Hours of Work: As per Statement of Terms and Conditions of Employment

Overall Objective - To produce (and continually increase the numbers of satisfied customers; profitably

Principal Duties

- To assist and support in preparation of staff rota’s

- Communicate effectively with all staff

- Maintain the highest possible levels of service delivery

- Conduct service visits within responsibility of the role

- To generate profitable new business

Through these primary tasks:

1. Using rota system to prepare the weekly /rota, ensuring efficient allocation of resource whilst matching support workers to / clients.

2. Follow all protocols when preparing a schedule/rota including any customer requirements e.g. Service Specification.

3. Amend master /rota as required to meet /client/social work and support worker variations.

4. Maintain and develop positive and beneficial relationships with all customers, including public sector partners.

5. Achieve and maintain the levels/standards of service required by clients/customers and Registered Service Manager/Head of Operations

6. Assist with general administrative tasks within the office.

7. Care Coordinators may be expected to undertake on-call duties which operate outside of what would be considered their normal working hours, including weekends and public holidays. On-call duties are the out of hours duties which includes, but is not limited to, answering the On-call phone, dealing with emergency situations and general enquiries from anyone who contacts the out of hours number

8. Develop self and support workers by adopting a continuous approach to learning.

9. Assist (and lead as competent to do so) in the learning process required by support workers. (Identify needs and deliver learning solutions as appropriate).

10. Resolve client/customer problems/complaints (as competent to do so), or as required refer to Registered Service Manager

11. Participate in social work and internal /client reviews as directed.

12. Maintain and develop positive and beneficial relationships with all clients/customers and staff.

13. Assess client referrals and maximise growth in new profitable business.

14. Identify and evaluate new business opportunities & make recommendations to the Registered Service Manager on ways we can better develop the business.

Secondary Tasks:

1. To promote, actively encourage and engage in Team Working and co-operation within the Company.

2. To discuss with your manager your personal development requirements and objectives and agree a development plan.

3. To undertake additional duties of a temporary nature as required to meet the needs of the Company.

4. To accept that change will be necessary from time to time to meet the changing needs of the customer and the company.

5. To implement and adhere to all policies as described in our Company’s staff handbook, and any Company specific policies, issued on commencement of employment and from time to time.

6. To become familiar with the operations, culture and history of the Company, and promote their services when appropriate.

Remit:

The prime function of the Care Coordinator is ‘to ensure a quality service is delivered in line with the service specification/care plan.’ through the efficient matching of clients and staff, while maintaining the highest levels of service delivery.

As the Care Coordinator is the link between the client/client, customer and support worker, if Affinity Homecare is to be the ‘provider of preferred choice’ then he/she must balance the needs of all parties whilst ensuring we meet our service goals, in particular to be a ‘caring provider’ as distinct from being a provider of care.

Approximately 40% of a Care Coordinator time should be away from the office, with clients/social workers (planned and unplanned visits/reviews) with staff conducting supervisions/appraisals.

Communication is key! Coordination demands the highest levels of communication skill as without effective flow and assimilation of information it will be impossible to match clients and support workers efficiently.

The scheduling system is in an operational sense the main tool at his/her disposal and intimate knowledge of its capabilities is essential.

The scheduler must be prepared to make what will sometimes be tough decisions regarding staff allocation as often there will not be a perfect solution. Therefore, the ability to make balanced decisions while under pressure will be paramount.

Quality Staff that are recruited safely, inducted formally and trained/developed to the necessary standards are the key to the successful delivery of an outstanding service. The Care Coordinator plays a key role in ensuring delivery standards are set, and maintained. The key functions in this respect are service user visits, regular staff supervisions and at least one formal staff appraisal each year. Documentation of all facets of this quality function is essential as verification to external bodies is a regulatory requirement.

Driving Licence

NVQ 3 or 4 (or working towards)

Own transport

Appreciation of the barriers faced by people suffering social, economic or geographical exclusion

Experience of working in Private sector (any capacity)

Willingness and ability to work additional or out of office hours in order to complete required tasks (for example, to meet the needs of a particular client or group, to undertake team training etc)

Note: Candidates should note that we might well ask for a demonstration or evidence of competence or qualification in the areas listed above. We issue this specification so all candidates can clearly see there is consistency and clarity in our selection process. Essential skills/qualities are not optional, but we balance desirable areas against other qualities candidates exhibit or demonstrate, and supply learning support for successful candidates.


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