Home Care Assistant – Bluebird Care - Working for Essex
Salary: £12.50 to £13.50 per hour
Closing date: 04 Jul 2022
Location: Brentwood
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 8053
Role: Social Care
About the role

Home Care Assistant – Bluebird Care

£12.50 to £13.50 per hour

Location: Brentwood

Closing Date:21st June 2022

Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Bluebird Care to recruit Home Care Assistants for their home care service across West Essex.

The shift patterns vary with both full time and part time hours available and will require day, evenings and weekend working. Shift times can be discussed at interview stage.

Bluebird Care is a national home care provider, but their office is a locally owned family business, run separately to other Bluebird branches. They have 6 offices, Chelmsford, Maldon (Mid Essex), Brentwood (Essex West), Southend & Rochford, Redbridge, Harlow & Epping, this is to ensure they are local to all their home carers and customers so that they are on hand to offer them the very best support. Bluebird Care are committed to keeping elderly and vulnerable people living in the comfort of their own homes throughout Brentwood and the surrounding areas.

As a Home Care Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Personal care duties
  • Administering medication
  • Manual handling, using equipment where required
  • Promoting customer health and wellbeing
  • Companionship and help with activities/appointments
  • Plan, prepare and cook nutritious meals
  • Shopping and domestic tasks around the home

Benefits include:

  • Paid mileage
  • Significant investment in your career development and Further development opportunities
  • Defined career pathway
  • 28 days paid holiday (pro rata)
  • Full induction training and ongoing support
  • Free uniform, PPE
  • Variety of local discounts (through Blue Light Card)
  • Health cover for you and up to 5 children

Please note as this is a home care role, applicants will need to have a full driver’s licence and access to their own vehicle.

Note: ECC are advertising this role on behalf of Bluebird Care and if successful you will be employed by Bluebird Care.

As part of employment should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Bluebird Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.

Bluebird Care applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

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If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Care.Recruitment@essex.gov.uk