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Care Assistant

£10.25 to £25.00 Per Hour
Job Type
23 Sep 2022
Mileage 45p per mile-Plus travel paid at the hourly rate-Plus gaps paid-Plus Guaranteed hours

Saxon Care are a family run domiciliary care company who are currently looking for some incredible individuals to join our existing team of hard working, reliable, fabulous carers

As we come to the end of the summer and of course school holidays some of you may have decided that you would like a change of career going into the winter months or you need a new challenge.

Have you ever thought about working in the Care industry out in the community?

To be able to do this role you will need to be 18 years or old, have your own transport, be a kind and patient person who enjoys being around people especially the elderly.

We offer a service that operates 365 days a year, so it is essential that you are comfortable with working early mornings and or late evenings and that you can offer hours every other weekend.

You must have the confidence to work independently as there will be days when you are totally on your own visiting clients and other days where you will meet other carers, as due to the nature of the care call the client requires two carers.

Because we work with people, each day can be totally different. We all know what it is like to wake up on the wrong side of the bed or should I say 'in a bad mood' so we need carers that can recognise this and help lift the clients spirts and make them smile again. Many of our clients really look forward to seeing their carers and having a catch up.

The role isn't just about your care call and carrying out the daily duties, such as personal care, administering medication, preparing food, helping to keep the clients home clean and tidy, it is also about making your client feel special as you may be the only person, they see that day.

We are not asking you to be rocket scientist but once all tasks are completed and if time allows being able to sit and have a cuppa and a chat with your client or helping with a cross word puzzle or even having the radio on and have a good old sing along really does make the difference. Being able to listen and attention to detail goes a long way in this role. A client may like a cuppa made a certain way and you listening and making the cuppa their way can be a game changer. Clients really appreciate carers who go the extra mile for them.

Perks of the job and why we are different from other Care companies: Our Care Assistants are paid from their first client to their last client That's right, even when you are travelling between clients you are still paid an hourly rate. This means if you work for 8 hours you are paid for 8 hours work - we do not base your pay on contact time. We believe that you should be rewarded every second you wear our Saxon Care uniform.

Mileage + Gaps paid -our carers benefit from 45p mileage payments and gaps paid between visits, so you are never out of pocket whilst working (from first to last visit)

Guaranteed hours- We know job security and stable income is important, so we offer all our Care Assistants the opportunity to progress to guaranteed hours

Leading hourly rate - our carers put a smile on the face of the people that make up our community every single day and so we ensure our carers have an industry leading salary. Start pay £10.25-£12 per hour. Plus, a potential increase once passed probation

Double time- We are one of the few companies that still pay DOUBLE time at bank holidays. We appreciate your hard work !!

What we offer our Care Assistants

We pay the highest mileage around at 45p per mile
Fantastic rates of pay, with a new starter rate of £10.25 to £12 per hour -Plus, a potential increase once passed probation
Paid Gaps between your visits, so you are earning the entire time you are out working with us
All training paid as standard
Paid holiday, up to 28 days (accrued)
Double time on bank holidays
Day off in lieu for your birthday
Support to work towards and achieve Diplomas and further care qualifications
Opportunities for career development, with many of our carers going on to be Key Carers and Care Co-ordinators within Saxon Care
Free uniform
DBS paid
Guaranteed hours
Paid training
Paid shadowing at normal rate of pay

I look forward to hearing from you


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 16 per week

Salary: £10.25-£25.00 per hour

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  • Job Reference: 719542215-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Saxon Care
  • Location: Swindon
  • Salary: £10.25 to £25.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent