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At UK Care Team, we’re constantly on the look out for new carers that can join our passionate and motivated team. We all have the same goal, to use our time and skills to enhance the quality of life for our clients. We don’t require any formal experience and welcome people from all walks of life, including those that don’t have English as their first language.
Being a good place to work is important to us. That’s why we survey our employees on a regular basis. We want to understand what they need from us and give them a say in how our business is run. Our latest survey showed:
100% of our employees feel they are making a difference in people’s lives in the work they do.
100% of our carers are proud of the care services they deliver every day
Some of the things our carers love most about their job are:
Putting a smile on the service user's face
Caring about service users and helping in the best possible way
What does the job involve?
At UK Care Team, we provide high quality home care services which are tailor-made to reflect the type of care required by the individual. We provide care workers to go into our clients’ homes and offer support to enable them to continue to live their lives independently.
Following our specialist training, our care workers are taught how to deliver high quality care in line with all legal requirements as well as adding their own personal touch.
Our care workers support people with all aspects of their day-to-day life. This can be anything from:
- Supporting in social and physical activities
- Providing personal care
- Assisting with mobility
- Preparing for mealtimes
What are we looking for?
Our clients are spread across Leicester and getting the right carers in to support them can make all the difference to their lives. We’re looking for people with the following attributes:
- A positive and caring attitude
- Empathy for clients
- Those willing to go the extra mile for people who need support
We provide a full and complete training programme for all new joiners starting with us to ensure we are delivering on the highest standards of care.
This prepares them for the role ahead, shows them exactly what to expect from their day-to-day, and allows them to practice their skills in a controlled environment.
Phase 1 of the training consists of both online and offline training and covers the following:
- Medication and MAR charts
- Pressure ulcer awareness and care
- Person centered care
- Recording and GDPR
- Challenging behavior
- Infection control
- Health and safety
- Fire safety
- Food safety
- Moving and handling
- Basic life support
- Emergency first aid
- UK Care Team induction
- Continence and incontinence
- Dignity and respect
- Duty of care
- Equality and diversity
- Lone working
- Mental capacity
- Mental health
- Nutrition and hydration
Phase 2 of the training is deliberately designed to cement everything they have learned in phase 1 and get some practical experience in a supported environment. It includes the following:
- Shadow training: Getting them out into the field with our more experienced care workers so they can see what the role will entail and get involved with support on hand.
- In-field training: The goal of in-field training is to allow them to put what they have learned into practice in order to help improve confidence, supervised by one of our more experienced care staff.
- Mentoring: They will receive support from a senior member of our care staff on their first day in the field alone. They will meet with them at their first visit of the day and attend their first 2-3 calls that day to reduce any nerves or support with anything they may not be sure of. Mentoring will continue in various ways during the probation period to ensure they are fully supported in their role.
A day in the life of a carer
Interview with Alisha K.
How long have you been with the UK Care Team?
Nearly a year
What got you into the care industry?
I did some private care work before joining the UK Care Team and have enjoyed the journey. I’ve always had a passion for care and find it easy to talk to people. I wanted to help people and found this extremely fulfilling.
Describe your typical day as a care worker?
My day usually consists of visiting 5 to 6 clients and I use my bicycle to travel to them. I support the clients by assisting them with having breakfast, a bath and with domestic tasks like washing dishes.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
Meeting new faces, seeing my clients happy, putting a smile on their face which is fulfilling.
What would you say to anyone considering a career in care with the UK Care Team?
You ’ve got to really have it with in you to make a difference in people’s lives . Having a good heart and wanting to put a smile on someone’s face. Every day is different with different challenges but I wouldn’t have it any other way.Apply now
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Refer a friend scheme
We operate a refer a friend scheme so that you and your friends can benefit from working with us. If you refer someone and they are successful in their job application and pass their six week probation, you’re entitled to a reward.
We offer £50 for carers on foot and £100 for carers that can drive. The best part is, there’s absolutely no limit to the number of people you can refer. To put a friend or a family member forward for a role, email us at email@example.com.