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.

 

Current Vacancies (Updated 14.04.2022)

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 NEEDED 



Community Care Assistant (Shrewsbury)

£10.00 PH WEEK DAYS 
£10.25 PH WEEKENDS

Community Care Assistant (Oswestry) 

£10.00 PH WEEK DAYS 
£10.25 PH WEEKENDS

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

£10.00 PH WEEK DAYS 
£10.25 PH WEEKENDS

Community Care Assistant Waking Nights

£9.50 PH WEEK DAYS 
£9.50 PH WEEKENDS

What we can offer you at Affinity Homecare!

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.


At the heart of Affinity you will be working on the frontlines of our local community, supporting the elderly in their day to day living within their own homes.

We invest in your training to help support you on your journey in your new chosen career. 

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How do you know if this is the career you want?

Independence - You'll often need to assess situations and make decisions by yourself, if you're new to care work this will come with time. You will have the ability to think ahead and plan.

Empathetic- Understanding a person's feelings but can relate to the situation.

Compassionate- feel strong for the emotions of another person both good and bad, a vital quality.
Good communication skills

Professional- If you're committed to providing the highest standards of care, professional ethics and you'll be an extremely valued member of the team. 

Respectful- Key qualities for all care worker at all times towards a client they are supporting.

Patient- a key quality is patience, it's needed for a variety of situations, all day, every day.

Resilient - can you face high-pressure/unpredictable shift work?

Cheerfulness- can you put a smile on people's face? Positive tone of voice? Connect with people?

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What benefits do you get for working for Affinity Homecare Shrewsbury?

    - Employee support program
    - Work/life balance 
    - 28 days paid holiday (pro rota)
    - We employ drivers and non drivers
    - Your birthday off
    - Ongoing training and development (NVQ & Distance Learning)
    - Employee pension scheme
    - Uniform provided at no cost
    - Training Bonus (T&C's apply)
    - Mileage paid - if your cycle or take the bus (we reimburse your tickets) 
    - Supportive Management team


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.




Get in touch

Why not email us a recent CV to office@affinityhomecareshrewsbury.co.uk


We hope that we will be hearing from you soon.