Care Assistant (CUP35204)

Location: Cupar
Salary: £9.50 - £9.65 ph
Type of Work: Permanent, Full time
Closing Date: 14/05/2021

Home Care Assistant > 9.50-9.65ph > up to 40 hours a week > mileage pay > Cupar

Prestige Nursing + Care (formerly known in Scotland as Elite Care Scotland Ltd) is a national Private Care Provider with 35 branches across England and Scotland. Established in 1945 we have over 75 years' experience in providing high quality, person centred and specialist services. Now is an exciting time to join our team to help us ensure our clients receive the highest quality care.

We are recruiting Home Care Assistants, with a full driving licence to support our clients in the comfort of their own homes. If you have care experience and enjoy a role where you really can make a difference, then join our expanding Cupar team now!

Working Pattern

Full time and Part time posts available up to 40 hours per week on the below rota pattern

Early shift (7am - 2pm); Late shift (4pm - 10pm) £9.50ph weekdays and £9.65 at the weekends

We work with a 4/3 rotational roster of;

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday on week 1

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday on Week 2, providing you with continuity and a good work/life balance.

Safety and Well-being

The safety of our clients and frontline staff is at the forefront of everything we do here at Elite Care. You will have access to weekly Covid-19 testing ongoing and support from your local branch throughout the current pandemic.

We are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe at work during this unprecedented time, so to reassure you further, we are; holding 'virtual' interviews and training and have an endless stock of PPE too!

  • What we offer
  • Competitive hourly rates of pay, £9.50 per hour during the week / £9.65 at weekends
  • Consistent rota and regular clients!
  • 26p per mile expenses to cover mileage costs
  • Accrued holiday pay on all you earn at 12.07%
  • Working with a local team in your local area
  • Full training and support as well as ongoing training and development
  • One to one shadowing with an experienced carer
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 365 days a year (fully confidential support)
  • "Your Prestige" Benefits and Rewards package (including 4% discount at Tesco, 5% discount at Argos and many more)
  • Free uniform and PVG cost refunded *conditions apply*

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 6 Month's experience working in the care sector
  • Driver with own car
  • Minimum of 2 satisfactory references
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Empathetic approach
  • Basic IT Skills (e-learning & electronic record keeping experience)

Your duties will include:

  • Personal Care (washing, dressing, bathing, toileting)
  • Medication support
  • Meal preparation and assistance
  • Social stimulation support
  • Supporting clients to appointments and outings

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Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about.

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would still be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.