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Career Care

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 office@affinityhomecareshrewsbury.co.uk or click below to request a call back

 

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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 £9.20. 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.
  • 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. 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.

Frequently asked questions


Do I need to have my own transport to be able to work for Affinity Home Care?
No, we have various care calls that are accessible by walking, cycling or driving.

Do I have to pay for my uniforms?
You will be provided with two company-branded uniforms at no cost. You will need to provide plain black trousers and black flat shoes to wear with it.

I have never done care work before - will I receive training?
We look for people with empathy and a caring attitude. We provide five days of training in order to prepare you for your role. Along with shadowing and ongoing training we ensure that you will not only be able to provide the highest level of care to our clients, but you will also be supported and valued throughout your career with us.

What is the Care Certificate and will I have to do it?
The Care Certificate is something that all care workers have to complete before being allowed to work as a carer. We are able to provide all of your training for this and support you through the Care Certificate.

Can I do any qualifications?
Yes we encourage all of our carers to undergo further qualifications in care and additional training courses to enhance their skills and knowledge.

What hours would I have to work?
Our clients need care throughout the day and night. Carers can choose which hours that they wish to work, however our busiest times are mornings, lunch and evenings, so it is important to be available at some of these times.