Care professional – Huntingdon and St Neots

Role Care professional
Hourly rate Ranging from £11.00-£13.52 per hour depending on time and day of call, experience and qualifications
Expenses Travel time and mileage expenses paid – mileage 35p/mile and travel time 21p/mile
Hours of work Variable
Location
Huntingdon and St Neots

Would you like to work for a charity that takes pride in its care professionals and the service they provide to our homecare customers?

Are you experienced in the social care sector?

Or maybe you are looking for a change in career and would you like to train to be able to help others by becoming a care worker?

About Caring Together

We are proud that in 2023/24 we supported 26,808 people – unpaid carers and those they look after, but there are more than 150,000 carers living in our region. And this number is rising.

Three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our life.

Caring Together is an ambitious regional charity that provides emotional and practical support, advice and guidance to carers of all ages and their families, as well as opportunities to take a break from their caring role. 

We believe in providing great care and connecting with the people we support.

About the role

In recognition of the important and skilled work done by our care staff, we use the job title ‘care professional’, which replaced the job title of care worker in  August 2022.  

As part of the care team, your key focus will be providing a flexible service to people with care needs and their families, working within customers’ homes to promote independence through greater choice and control. Support will involve personal and social care and support to achieve personal goals and positive outcomes. 

Care professionals work alongside colleagues in a similar role and a wider team providing information, advice and guidance to carers. 

The successful candidate will be driven to provide high-quality, person-centred care at the times people would like it. They will work with people of all ages, with a range of conditions and requirements. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to work within the community in a small, highly effective team providing care and support.

All your training will be paid and you will complete the care certificate qualification if you have not already completed it. There is an opportunity for ongoing professional development.

This is a permanent post and subject to an enhanced disclosure, paid for by Caring Together.

A full driving licence is mandatory and access to a car is essential for this role as it is community based. Unfortunately applicants who do not have this will not be considered for this role.

Skills and knowledge

  • Previous experience of social care but not essential as all training will be provided.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative.
  • Ability to work productively with a range of people with a range of needs.
  • Strong communication skills.

Personal attributes

  • Honesty, integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Flexible attitude.
  • Able to adapt to changing needs.
  • Willingness to travel across our region.

Benefits

  • Work phone provided.
  • Ongoing training and professional development.
  • Competitive salary £11.00-£13.52 per hour and company benefits.
  • Dependent on availability flexible hours to suit.
  • Paid travel time and mileage expenses.
  • 20 days annual leave plus statutory holidays (eight days) as well as the option to buy additional annual leave.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Fuel card (terms apply).
  • Refer a friend bonus.
  • Long service awards.

What our staff say

Jane said, “I feel proud to be part of a team who are committed to providing the best possible support to families, doing small things that make a big difference to people in their own homes and out and about.”

And Brendan said, “My care work consists of helping older people with personal care, shopping, taking them on trips out, though mostly they enjoy having someone to chat to, keeping them company.”

We are inclusive. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. We are an equal opportunities employer and expect staff to respect the personal choice and lifestyles of colleagues, carers, and people with care needs.

Please click here to download our care professional job pack [PDF, 87kB]

To discuss the role please contact people team at Caring Together.

To apply, please complete the application form, including your availability and send with your CV to [email protected]

We are currently not registered for the skilled sponsorship programme, therefore we are unfortunately unable to accept any applications in this criterion. Please only apply if you have the relevant UK right to work documentation.