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Care Assistant

Looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives? At Altogether Care, we're looking for caring individuals who want to make a positive impact on their community.

Whether you're looking for a fulfilling career in care or just want to help out and make a difference in other people's lives, we have opportunities for you. Our comprehensive induction training program is perfect for those who are new to care and want to develop the skills needed to provide quality care. And for experienced carers looking for a career with a friendly, professional, and long-established organisation, we offer a supportive work environment with opportunities for growth and advancement.

As a carer with Altogether Care, you'll enjoy a fulfilling job providing both physical and emotional support to those in need. You'll also have the flexibility of permanent contracts based on your availability and location, and enhanced rates of pay for weekends and Bank Holidays. And with a mileage allowance, you'll be well-compensated for your hard work.

But that's not all - we also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including discounts at many leading retail stores that can save you money.

At Altogether Care, we're a family-run business with over 30 years of experience in the care industry. We bring family values to our care team and the people we care for, and over 75% of our management team have been promoted from within

Unfortunately we are unable to take direct overseas sponsorship at this time.

Important Information
Location: Dorchester, Altogether Care - Dorchester Area, Dorchester, England, Dorset, DT1 1HF
Date Posted: 9th May 2023
Closing Date: 21st June 2023
Industry: Healthcare
Job Type: Full time
Salary: From £11.60 Hourly to £13.10 Hourly

About the role

What will YOU be doing?

  • Providing personal care and support within our clients' homes in the local community

  • Supporting our clients to remain independent in their own homes

  • Providing physical and emotional support, ensuring that respect, dignity, and a professional boundary is maintained at all times

What do YOU need?

  • A can-do attitude, caring and reliable nature

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, clients, and their families

What do YOU get?

  • Full and consistent rounds

  • Mileage allowance of 0.37p per mile

  • Enhanced rates for weekends and Bank Holidays

  • Competitive annual leave allowance

  • Monthly performance and recognition scheme

  • All induction and future training fully paid

  • Permanent contract

  • Automatic pension enrollment

  • Local rounds to you, no long-distance travelling

  • Study towards level 2 or level 3 health and social care NVQ

  • Two-year Blue Light card membership

  • Refer a friend scheme

  • Access to hundreds of retail discounts to save you money every day

Other organisations might call this role: Healthcare Assistant, Support Worker, Personal Care Assistant, Home Care Assistant, Care Giver, Domiciliary Care Worker.

What you will need

Required criteria

  • A can-do attitude, caring and reliable nature
  • Excellent communication
  • Be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, clients and their families
  • Are you legally allowed to work in the UK?

Desired criteria

  • Experience in a similar role

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Establishing Rapport With Clients

Establishing Rapport With Clients

Ability to Identify and Anticipate needs

Ability to Identify and Anticipate needs

Providing Care

Providing Care

Altogether Care

A Better Life
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Altogether Care is a family-owned and operated business, rooted in the Dorset and South Somerset community for over 30 years. We see our clients as an extended family. So we work hard to understand the ‘real you’ and put your wellbeing, quality of life and independence at the centre of everything we do. Our aim is to help you live as independently as possible with the peace of mind that professional care and support is always there when you need it.

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We recognise that the most important people after our clients, are our front line care providers who support them. With care providers employed across our care services throughout the South West, we know that they are the key to our success, and the core of our business. In addition to our care providers, our founders and the management team all work closely together, and all of whom have multiple years’ experience within the care sector.

Our benefits

We are always looking to expand our team who are passionate about what they do. Available roles include care and support workers, registered nurses, administrators, and chefs. Whatever your vocation, we would love to welcome you to the Altogether Care family!

Vacation, Paid time off

Retirement plan and/or pension

Flexible schedule

Office perks

Employee development programs

Employee discounts

Referral bonus

Open office

Competitive salary

Long service recognition

Wellbeing Scheme

Blue Light Card

Work With Charities

Culture of recognition

On the job learning

Progression opportunities

Long service awards

Staff celebration events

Care Assistant

A Better Life