Our hourly carers are the heart and soul of our communities. Through phenomenal growth we are now recruiting hourly visiting carers across many counties to be the face of care in your local communities. Join your local care team today.
Blue Ribbon is a national organisation, which provides personal care and home support to customers in their own homes. Applicants will need to hold a full driving licence, have their own transport and have the right to work in the UK. In return you’ll enjoy competitive rates of pay, free uniforms, DBS checks and a free mobile, paid training and shadowing with an experienced carer and a commitment to professional qualifications.
All successful candidates, will complete our comprehensive induction training course. The training alone is just the start of your journey with Blue Ribbon – when you get out and about into your communities helping people live independently is when our care workers tell us they get the most job satisfaction.
Hourly Care Worker Role
A Blue Ribbon hourly Care Worker plays a vital role in the lives of the people we support.
Key responsibilities include:
- Supporting individuals in their own homes, with their care requirements, while promoting independence. Each visit typically lasts from 30 minutes to a few hours – we do NOT do 15 minute calls. You’ll be expected to travel to customers based across the region, so a full valid UK driving license and access to a car is essential.
- Sleep ins and waking night are also available.
- Ensuring all care is delivered to a high standard, and documented within the individual’s care plan.
- Personal care – you’ll be expected to help customers with a number of tasks, such as getting into and out of bed, washing, bathing and dressing, or, where necessary, providing continence support.
- Managing medicines – you’ll be responsible for helping people to manage their medication after the appropriate training has been provided.
- Home help and running errands – you’ll provide help with tasks and chores around the home, such as vacuuming or preparing meals. Many of our customers require support getting out and about – you’ll assist them with tasks such as shopping or picking up prescriptions.
- Companionship. An important part of your role, as a visiting hourly carer, is to provide good company for your customers. You’ll become someone to talk to and someone to listen to. You must treat your customers with dignity, patience and compassion at all times.
It’s ideal if you have a previous care background but this is not essential as full training will be provided – in fact some of our best carers have never worked in care before but they have a calling to ‘care’ for others that is unbeatable.
You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to develop strong working relationships. You will have a kind and caring nature, a serious commitment to work and a desire to work in an organisation where you can make a real difference.
If you would like to start a career with unlimited training and development opportunities, then this is the job for you and we’d love to have you on board. Contact us today.