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Are you looking to make a real impact in people’s lives?
We’re looking for caring, reliable and friendly people to join our mission to reinvent home care in Ponteland.
As a Wellbeing Support Worker, you’ll not only provide practical care, but also companionship, reassurance and your own initiative to help people thrive at home.
Why join BelleVie?
- We pay for more than just your visits
We’re an Accredited Living Wage Employer that unlike other care companies pay an annual salary based on your contracted hours. This covers gaps between your visits, travel time, team meetings and training, so you can have financial peace of mind each month. We also pay a mileage allowance of 45p/mile.
- We offer guaranteed 5-hour shifts
No need to worry about whether you’ll have work one day, and not the next – you’ll work your contracted monthly hours in 5-hour shift blocks throughout the week, and on every other weekend. We also offer paid overtime opportunities on a regular basis.
- We empower our people:
You’ll be part of a close-knit, self-steered team. Your team will make their own decisions that benefit the people we support, with a local Development Coach on hand to provide help if and when needed.
- We’re flexible:
We’re about making work, work for you. As we split shifts up into 5 hour blocks it means that you can find a healthy work-life balance. All that we ask is that you take responsibility, share your availability with your team and are able to work every other weekend.
- We provide all the training you need:
No prior experience in care? No problem. We hire based on values and personality traits and provide and pay for all the training that you need to excel, including a trusty handbook on effective self-management.
- We provide personal development opportunities:
If there’s something you want to learn more of, tell us. We offer different opportunities within the company and access to training for you to continuously develop your knowledge and skills. For example, we’re currently working with universities to offer a fully-funded Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.
What does a Wellbeing Support Worker role involve?
Just like the title suggests, Wellbeing Support Workers provide care with a difference.
Your main responsibilities will include:
- Providing wellbeing support as a whole: this includes everything from personal care, cleaning and cooking to shopping trips, picnics in the park or having a friendly chit-chat over a cup of tea. Whatever the person needs to live happily and comfortably at home will be your top priority.
- Developing great relationships: taking the time to get to know the interests and aspirations of those we support and the people in your team.
- Working in a self-steered team: you will be part of a small team (up to 11 people) where you will manage your own time and rota, make decisions, creatively solve problems, give feedback and celebrate successes.
- Being a ‘buddy’: you will be paired up with another Wellbeing Support Worker in your team and be one another’s designated buddy. This involves supporting each other on individual problems, reflecting on your work and providing useful feedback to help you learn and develop in your role.
- Collaborating with the families/ friends of the people we support: you will make regular contact with the loved ones of those we support to make sure we are helping them in the best way possible.
- Keeping all information up to date: including all paperwork and communication with the people you support and your team.
- Be willing to take on specific roles: Teams must organise themselves into different roles such as rota champions, storytellers, recruitment coordinators, PPE champions and more. These roles change every 6-12 months.
Who we’re looking for:
- First things first, it’s important that we share the same values
- You must have a full UK driving licence and access to a car
- While we don’t ask for prior care experience, we do ask that the following things matter to you:
- Connecting with people: you love getting to know other people, spending time with them, and working as part of a team.
- Connecting with your community: you enjoy being connected to your local neighbourhood, whether as a member of local groups, or just being in touch with your neighbours.
- Making a difference: you love knowing that you make a difference in people’s lives, large or small.
- Trying new things: you have a go, try new things, and enjoy variety. You’re flexible and you take initiative to make things more interesting.
- Being busy: You love being on the go, and don’t enjoy being bored. You have lots of interests and hobbies (when you have the time!).
- Taking responsibility: you are happiest working in a supportive and connected team making decisions together and trying new ideas.
Have a question? Call our Recruitment Lead, Sarah Brady on +44 7830 319516