Employment Opportunities with Universal Care Services
Home Care Worker
(full time/part time) We are looking for talented people with drive, determination and the ability to ‘make a difference’ to people’s lives. The role requires the ability to use initiative and work independently and creatively, providing support that enables the individual to lead the life they wish.
Shifts are available in the following areas:
Requirements: Work permit: You must be legitimately entitled to work in the United Kingdom.
Police Checks: To protect our Clients every new employee is vetted by the Criminal Records Bureau before joining Universal Care. This also includes an ISA Adult First Check to ensure you can work with vulnerable adults. Current legislation states that CRB checks are non-transferable and a new disclosure needs to be obtained.
Unsociable Hours: Due to the nature of our work applicant should be available to work evenings and weekends when required.
English: You must have a good command of English.
Driving: Applicants should hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
Training: As a new carer you will embark on our 5 day training program at our branch offices.Apply Now
Through our initial induction program and our on-going continuous training we will prepare and equip you with all the skills and knowledge you require to confidently fulfil your role as a home care worker. We will work with you to continuously develop and enhance your skills as your role progresses. This may include additional Diploma in Care, City & Guilds qualifications, and specialist training in areas of disabilities, conditions and work practices.
Training Induction As a new carer you will embark on our 5 day training program at our branch offices. The week will consist a mixture of practical hands on and classroom theory training.
You are given plenty of time to work through the training, ask questions
and to discuss the training in hand within a relaxed atmosphere. Our training induction is not a test, but an opportunity to widen your care skills and knowledge within a learning environment.
Your induction week will cover a range of training areas such as:
Your training and development doesn’t simply stop after your initial weeks induction. It is an ongoing process of learning and discovery as your career progresses.
We annually review your training and we will work with you to identify areas of development and training that we feel may benefit and help you.
We actively encourage further learning and will always support you if you wish to further advance your career development at Universal Care Services.
Further information If you would like to learn more about our training and development then please feel free to contact us and we will be pleased to discuss our training program with you in more detail.
You can download our application pack by clicking the following links:
We look forward to hearing from you.
As a carer you will be given the opportunity to obtain both Diploma level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in care while in employment as a home care worker.
Diploma in Social Care are work based qualifications that are awarded by evidence based techniques and the on-going assessment of your daily role as a carer in the work environment.
You may as part of your induction or at a later stage undergo specific training in areas such as Dementia, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, learning disability awareness and other conditions that affect the lives of the service users and families you care for.
Our specific training packages will be a mixture of classroom and practical based training at your branches offices.
Specific conditions training helps you to deliver care and understand that relates directly to those in your care.