Our hourly Care Workers are the core of our community care services. Through continuous 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 support to people in their own homes. Applicants will normally need to hold a full driving licence, have their own transport and have the right to work in the UK.
All successful candidates, will complete our comprehensive induction training course. The induction training is just the start of your journey with Blue Ribbon – when you get out and about into the community helping people live independently is when our Care Workers tell us they get the most out of their training, support and guidance.
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 clients based across your usual place of work, so a full valid UK driving license and access to a car is normally required.
- Sleep ins and waking nights are also available.
- Ensuring all care is delivered to a high standard, and documented within the individual’s care plan.
- Care & Support – you’ll be expected to help Clients with a number of tasks, such as getting into and out of bed, washing, bathing and dressing, or, where necessary, providing continence support.
- Medicines support – you’ll be responsible for helping people to manage their medication after the appropriate training has been provided.
- Clean & Assist – 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.
- Live in & 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 Care Workers have never worked in care before but they have the essential attributes, including sensitivity to others.
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. Apply today.