Care Assistant (Visiting carer)
As Saga Care at Home grows, we need more dedicated Carers to join our fantastic team. Here, we care about you as much as you care about our clients. That’s why you can expect a permanent job with contracted hours and highly competitive pay: a market-leading salary. There are also opportunities to earn premiums for sleep-in, waking nights and bank holiday working, plus paid mileage – so if you’re travelling to and from our clients, you won’t be out of pocket
You will be giving your clients the help they need to live independently in their own homes. By assisting with all areas of personal and domestic care, you’ll be making a huge difference to their lives. Live-In Carers stay with the client in their home for two weeks at a time (although assignments can be extended). Visiting Carers visit clients in their homes on a regular basis. Both roles involve helping clients with their daily needs: anything from preparing lunch to popping to the shops. A friend and companion, you’ll give your client the freedom to get the most out of life.
The Ideal Candidate
Experience is preferable but it’s not essential. It’s more important that you’re compassionate, naturally caring and determined to make a difference to others. You should also be happy working both independently and as part of a team. Above all, you must be committed to giving clients a high quality service and treating every person with dignity and respect, so you’ll need to be considerate, helpful and understanding.
Click to apply however if you would like to discuss further please speak to a member of our recruitment team on 0800 056 7183.
It’s very important to us that you feel fulfilled and rewarded in your role. That’s why we offer an extensive benefits package plus the support to progress and build a career. Join us and you can expect:
- Full support in the field from our Registered Nurses and dedicated Team Leaders
- Paid mileage (25p per mile, plus travel time)
- Saga uniform and PPE
- Market leading salary and premiums of £9.20 to £18.40 per hour
- iPad provided
- Paid induction training towards the Level 1 Care Certificate, plus ongoing refresher training
- Paid enhanced DBS
- Saga employee lifestyle benefits and concessions
- Long Service Awards
- Out of Hours on-call service – we are always here when you need us
- 20 days’ holiday + 8 days’ bank holiday (pro rata for part-time employees)
- Pension and Life Cover Insurance
About the Company
Saga is the UK’s leading provider of insurance, travel, personal finance and healthcare products and services tailored to the needs of the over 50s. Our Healthcare service is fully regulated and approved by the CQC. Led by qualified nurses, our team works to the highest standards and has built an excellent reputation. The key to our success? We make sure our people are well looked after – so they can do the same for our clients. That means you’ll get expert support, ongoing training and the chance to gain recognised qualifications.
When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement.
We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities. If you need support at any point with your application please let us know as we will be happy to help.