Live-in Care Workers

Abacare calls for live-in care workers

RHONDDA Cynon Taf (RCT) and Merthyr Tydfil folk looking for employment as a live-in care worker are this month (October, 2016) being invited to contact a care provider in the area.

Abacare has more than 100 vacancies to fill and is looking to employ more live-in care workers.

Peter Angelides, CEO of Abacare, which has recently won a significant tender in the area, said: “Now that we have moved into our offices in the area we are able to provide 24-hour live-in support to anyone who may require it so we are keen to employ and train new live-in care workers as part of our recruitment drive.

“The role of a live-in care worker includes providing support to service users and assisting them with personal care, washing, dressing, medication administration and domestic work.

“They will be living in the service user’s home and helping them maintain their independence. We are looking for people who are committed, reliable and caring. Anyone interested should give our office a call on 01443 742645.”

Abacare operates a professional Care Management Team that is committed to providing high quality care to individuals in their own homes.

The large team of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive based outcomes and person centred care to people throughout the UK.

Peter added: “The number of vacancies available changes on a day-to-day basis and we are keen to hear from anyone looking for employment. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking to work in the industry or are looking for a complete career change.

“We are able to provide full training for new employees, which includes a company induction, first aid, dementia awareness, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users.

“We also offer the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF), formerly known as National Vocational Qualifications, to all our team members who show commitment, reliability and true passion. We provide a great support network for all of our carers.”

Abacare’s core values, instilled into every staff member, include ‘make us proud’, ‘focus on our service users’ wellbeing’, ‘communicate, listen well and speak with respect’, ‘be passionate, honest, caring and considerate’, ‘recruit and develop the very best’ and ‘lead by example’.

Peter continued: “We’re keen to dispel the myth that a career in care is poorly paid and staff lack training, support and benefits. If you work for us you can earn more than £500 per week, are paid travel time and mileage between calls and, subject to terms and conditions, can work the hours that suit you, whether you want a contract that’s zero hours, 16, 24 or 30. Flexibility is key and we can offer work at weekends, in evenings and have both part and full-time vacancies available.

“We provide all our staff full paid training and shadowing before they start, and they have additional, on the job support from a local team 24/7. We give free uniforms, access to a staff scooter scheme for those needing transport and a national staff discount scheme for all major brands.

“Offering QCF and career advancement opportunities means we have a highly trained, motivated and appreciated team. Anyone who joins us can reach QCF level 2 with our support and we’re urging anyone thinking of changing their job, or getting back into the work force again, to get in touch as soon as possible and not to miss on this fantastic career opportunity. We have jobs available in the area now with immediate start, no experience necessary just a willingness to care and to learn.”

Abacare is a member of the United Kingdom Homecare Association, Ceretas (formerly British Association of Domiciliary Care), The National Homecare Council and The Information Commissioners Office (Data Protection). It is also registered with the Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales.

Abacare was awarded an Investors in People accolade for its staff training and development for the fourth year running.

Investors in People is a national standard, which provides a framework that helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the effective management and development of their staff.

Staff at the care agency were assessed to ensure the organisation met the requirements of the standard.

It was also named Britain’s ‘Most Outstanding Care Agency’ at the UK Over 50s Housing Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016, as well as securing the title in the same category at this year’s Global Over 50s Housing Awards. 

For more information about Abacare and the job vacancies available, please call 01443 742645 or visit www.abacare.org.uk. Alternatively, please follow the company on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/Yn4zmS or on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/visitabacare.