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Harrogate Community, The Cuttings

Community Care Assistant

We are seeking experienced and reliable candidates who are willing to go the extra mile to support our Clients in the community.

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Job Role

Harrogate Neighbours is an award-winning organisation with a recent rating of Good from the Care Quality Commission.

Our mission is to offer our staff the time, care, warmth, compassion, and support necessary to make Harrogate Neighbours a true ‘homely’ experience for our clients, and an amazing place to work.

We help our Clients to live independently, to keep their dignity, and increase their quality of life.

Hours: Full & Part Time Hours (Contracted) – Every other weekend
Rate of Pay: £14.85 per hour
  • 45p per mile
  • Paid travel time
  • Up to 23 hours = £150 yearly car payment
  • Over 23 hours = £300 yearly car payment
  • £50 yearly MOT payment 
Start Date: Immediately


What you’ll be doing:

As a Community Care Assistant, you will provide vital care services to elderly and vulnerable people in and around Harrogate. You will buzz around Harrogate representing Harrogate Neighbours in the community, supporting our Clients to live independently in their own homes and brightening their days. A typical day in the life of a Community Care Assistant includes providing personal care, medication management, light domestic duties, meal preparation, shopping, and most importantly, companionship. You will be working between the hours of 7.30am-2.00pm OR 4.00pm-9.00pm. We also ask candidates to work every other weekend to fulfil the needs of our clients and residents.

What we need you to bring to our community:

You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in care, what is truly important is that you are passionate, compassionate, and motivated and want to make a real difference to people living within your community.

If you have these qualities, we can help you with the rest. You will need a valid UK driving license and access to your own car. We will provide comprehensive training and shadowing, working to nurture your skills to prepare you for this brilliant opportunity.

What we will offer you:

We are committed to supporting your career development, whether you are beginning your career in care, or wanting to progress further into specialist areas of care or leadership. Harrogate Neighbours will provide you with a great benefits package which includes:

  • Fully paid induction and shadowing period
  • Permanent salaried employment
  • Bank Holiday Enhancement
  • Life assurance option - 3 x annual salary (optional with pension)
  • Paid Diploma in Health & Social Care (Levels 2-4)
  • Group and 1-to-1 Wellbeing Sessions
  • Long service recognition
  • Referral bonuses
  • Access to hundreds of high street discounts – to name a few!

Community Care Assistants benefits:

  • Mileage paid at 45p per mile
  • Paid travel time
  • Yearly car support payments
  • £50 annual MOT support payment
  • + £1 per hour enhancement for working on your weekend off
  • Alternative weekend work for good work/life balance
  • Company mobile phone

Please note that successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

What next:

If you’re ready to join a growing organisation, please apply now to help us to continue building an amazing community at Harrogate Neighbours. We look forward to receiving your application!

Please note, we reserve the right to close this advertisement earlier than the closing date should we appoint a successful. So, please apply as soon as possible!

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