Care @ Home Workers

20-25 hour post available due to demand and expansion of services, £8,788 – £10,985 per annum

Living in an aging society we have increased elderly community needing care at home to stay in their own homes and live life to the full. Delivering both traditional and developing self-directed support service to people in Wick and surrounding villages.

We need support workers to help us meet the needs of the community’s elderly and the demands of the service. We have been delivering a care service to the elderly for two years now, during this time we have gained experience and developed the foundations of our service and trained up our established team. We now want to develop an innovative locally based professional ‘person centred approach’ and develop some of the models used in other areas to provide a service that puts the person first. Would you want to be part of developing this service, helping others and getting job satisfaction on a daily basis because you are improving someone’s life.

Are you – chatty, bubbly and caring, meticulous, reliable and hard working? Willing to train to meet the Health and Social Care Standards, someone who wants to make a difference to elderly people’s quality of life in our community – this vacancy may be for you!

We are looking for someone with a strong emphasis on team work, and quality who want to join our small committed team of care workers. All staff must register with SSSC, those who want to would be able to complete their SVQ at level 3 once they have gained 12 months experience in the role. PPP pay for SSSC registrations and uniforms, and 40p per mile travel expenses.
We want quality caring staff, and can match up clients on a self-directed support package with a staff member who can deliver a service for those people. All staff must complete an application to join the PVG scheme.

Induction and training will be 9.30 – 3.30 over 2 weeks.

This post is under represented in male applicants and we are keen to employ more male staff. More than 50% of our clients are men, who enjoy the banter and male conversation. Male workers would only be providing personal care to men.

A valid driving licence, access to a car and business insurance are essential.

Covering letters and CV’s can be emailed to or posted in to reception in Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick for the attention of Recruitment.
Closing date: Monday 19th March at 12 noon.