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Senior Community Carer

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JOB: Community Care Worker

East Belfast & Holywood



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Joining Bonus

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Annual Leave:

5.6 weeks Pro Rata

Your Benefits :

£300 Joining Bonus

Excellent Pay Rate - £13 per hour

Generous on-call rate - £306.25

Enhanced Bank Holiday Rate - up to £26 per hour

Paid Mileage - 30p per mile

Permanent Contract - no zero hours

Free Uniform

Company Pension

Access to our Employee Mental Health Support Line

Paid training & induction

Mobile phone provided for work

Daily support from the office team

Career Progression Opportunities

Company Pension

*Please note we reserve the right to close this advertisement early. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Job Ref: 23OPTB06

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Please note: Applicants must live within the BT4, BT5, BT6, BT8 or BT16 areas due to the on-call nature of this role. 

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Community Carer to join our Belfast team.  Covering the East Belfast & Holywood area, you will report to our Optimum Care office located on the Montgomery Road, Belfast. 

The Role

We are looking for an experienced full-time Community Carer to join our team as a senior member of staff. 

The main duties of this role are:

  • Help to ensure a high quality of service is provided
  • Support the training of other staff
  • Provide care to clients when required
  • Help to cover on-call periods when the office is closed (including bank holidays)

You will help to cover our on-call periods when the office is closed, which includes evenings/mornings (5 pm – 11 pm & 7 am – 9 am) and weekends.  For this, you will receive a generous on-call rate of pay on weekends. 

If you are proactive, take the initiative and have great time management skills, this is the role for you. 

Main Duties

  • Ensure care provision meets all statutory requirements
  • Liaise with clients and families and attend client reviews as required.
  • Report any client care issue in relation to health and safety and assist with resolution
  • Undertake care work duties as incorporated into the weekly schedule
  • Assist office duties as and when required and support care staff with the provision of high-quality care, monitoring standards, staff reviews and attending staff meetings
  • Attend weekly update meetings with the Co-Ordinator
  • Comply with company policies and procedures and legislative guidelines
  • Maintain NISCC registration or secure registration within a fixed period of time
  • Project a professional image at all times and lead by example
  • Embrace the company ethos of confidentiality within all aspects of work
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Rotational on-call for out-of-hours enquiries and service breakdown

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of 1 year of domiciliary care experience 
  • Full driver’s license and access to a car
  • Live within the BT4, BT5, BT6, BT8 or BT16 areas

Desirable Criteria

  • NVQ Level 2 in Care
  • Supervisory Experience
  • NISCC registered

Successful applicants will be encouraged to achieve NVQ Level 3 in Care.

YOUR Benefits: 

  • £300 Joining Bonus – £100 paid 1 month, £200 paid after 3 months in your role 
  • Excellent pay rate: £13 per hour
  • Generous Weekend On-Call Rate: £306.25 per weekend 
  • Enhanced Bank Holiday Rate: up to £26 per hour 
  • Mileage Allowance:  30p per mile 
  • Permanent Contract (no zero-hours) 
  • Free uniform
  • Company Pension
  • Access to our Employee Mental Health Support Line
  • Paid and ongoing comprehensive training
  • Further education opportunities 
  • A mobile phone will be provided for work purposes
  • Career progression opportunities 
  • Daily support from the office team

About Optimum Care

Optimum Care is a leading Home Care provider in Northern Ireland. We’ve been providing care for our clients since 1993. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We take pride in all our carers as they are the backbone of our services. We invest heavily in our training with our in-house team having thorough experience in community care and nursing.

Apply Now 

If you think you’d like this role, please fill in the application form below to apply, or contact our recruitment department for an application form: 

  • T:028 9180 1197
  • E: recruitment@domesticcareni.com 

We are an equal opportunities employer. 

We are delighted you want to be part of our team!

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