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Date Added: Tue 03/08/2021

Children's Care Assistant

Loughton, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £10 - £11/hour

About us

Potton Services Independent Personal Care Specialist Agency is currently recruiting for kind, caring people like you who want to make a difference, by joining our team of dedicated Children's Care Assistants. Our independent personal care service, recently rated as "Good" by CQC, provides respite care for families with children or young people with additional needs, as well as support from hospital to home; supervised contact, transport and rehabilitation services.

About the job

We are looking for committed Children's Care Assistants who will be able to drive to our service users based in Lewisham and surrounding areas. We are offering permanent full time contracts inclusive of evening and weekend working, workers will be required to work 37.5 hours per week including weekends, with two days off, during the week. Paid overtime is available. We are also offering self-employed hours where the worker will also need to cover evenings and weekends. We pay 0.35p per mile car mileage.

About you

You will be able to deliver a high level of domiciliary care and support to parents with children or young people aged 0-18 years. Demonstrating care and respect at all times, you will be assisting our service users with all aspects of personal care activities such as washing, personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, administering medication and assisting with meal preparation and feeding. You will understand the importance of each home visit and you will need to be flexible and able to our attend client's needs in a timely manner. You will possess excellent communication skills as well as understand the need for confidentiality and trustworthiness. You will be able to follow instructions and undertake risk assessments and complete regulated activity and care plans. You will be caring and attentive with the skills to build strong and trusting relationships and promote children's and young people's independence, choice and dignity and respect, delivering the very best standards in care.

You will need to have previous health care experience and hold a Health and Social Care Level 3 certificate. We are willing to provide you with free online training to achieve the qualification and skills you need and we are committed to supporting you with your career development.

You will need to have the Right to Work in the UK, able to drive and hold a full driving licence. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). All post-holders working with children and vulnerable adults will be expected to complete an Enhanced DBS Children and or Adults check (and be required to register your DBS application on the DBS update service) prior to commencing employment. For those wishing to work self-employed hours, you will need to obtain a UTR from HMRC.

Please state on your application if you prefer permanent contract or self- employed work.

Potton Services is committed to upholding Equal Opportunities and we encourage the fair treatment of our workers, potential workers or users of its services. We will provide you with PPE, full Covid-19 training, regularly test our workers for Covid-19 and you will have access to Covid-19 Vaccine.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via CV Library
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