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Relief Specialist Care and Support Worker

£9.97 - £10.35 Per Hour
South Somerset
England, South West England, Somerset

Job Title: Specialist Care and Support Worker

Hours: Full Time - 39 hours

Shifts: 7:00am - 2:30pm / 2:30pm - 10:00pm - inc. alternate weekends

Salary: £9.97 (NVQ Level 2) / £10.35 (NVQ Level 3)

Location: Somerset Wide - company car provided!

Essential: Driver Essential & NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social 

"Working for Somerset Care is one of the best care companies I have worked for. They support me when I need it and are helping me gain my level 3. I trusted them to look after a family member, they didn't let me down. One of the best care companies out there."

Whether you’re looking to grow your career, or start it, look no further. We love the work that we do. And so will you.

About us

Somerset Care is one of the major care providers in Southern England, and one of the largest not-for-profit care companies in the UK. As an award winning company, it’s no surprise that we put our customers at the heart of what we do, by listening to, and understanding their wishes.

Our Somerset Community Team deliver care and support to people living in their own homes. We help people to stay in their own homes for longer by building their confidence and helping them to remain as independent as possible.

As part of your role, your duties will include:

  • Supporting our customers at times where extra support is required by accompanying them to appointments, shopping, preparing meals and helping with daily living routines including washing, dressing and personal care.
  • Mentoring and supporting a team of Care and Support Workers to deliver  high quality care which enables our customers to remain in their own homes
  • Undertaking quality monitoring visits, actioning any points raised, and updating the Team Manager where appropriate.
  • Setting up and designing care and support packages including carrying out initial assessments and reviews to ensure that the care we provide is tailored to our individual customers’ needs and packages are accurate and continually reviewed and up dated.
  • Providing standby cover for our out of hours service.  
  • Ensure that any concerns raised by the team are appropriately managed.

Why work for us?

We really care about all of our staff and offer a range of excellent benefits:

  • We have partnered with Wagestream so you can access your earned wages before payday
  • My Caring Rewards - provides access to discounts at 1000’s of high street retailers. Make My Caring Rewards a part of the way you shop and you could save on average £1,000 per year
  • Opportunity to gain a qualification - qualification bonus of £100 upon completion
  • Access to The Hub online learning platform – our one stop shop for learning & development
  • Somerset Care Group Awards - recognising those who have gone above and beyond
  • Cycle to Work scheme - you can save up to 40% off the cost of a new bike and accessories
  • Refer a friend bonus of £400
  • Pension scheme & life assurance
  • Free counselling service - 24-hour helpline for staff and their families
  • Return to work maternity bonus of £100
  • Attendance bonus - quarterly prize draw for attendance at work
  • Fully paid induction and DBS paid by Somerset Care
  • Paid mileage
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Weekend Enhancements

In order to be considered for the role, you will need to:.

  • Have experience within a care and support environment, and hold your NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care.
  • Be passionate, possess good communication, and organisational skills.
  • Be able to work flexibly across varying shifts, including weekends.
  • Be able to engage, listen and communicate in a variety of ways.
  • Be aligned to our values of connecting with people, making a difference, doing the right thing, and embracing change.

Apply online today, email, or call our friendly recruitment team on 0121 713 6944 for more information.

Somerset Care Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.


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