Care Assistant, Embracing Care

£10.25 per hour

in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Job description

£10.25 per hour (+25p per mile fuel allowance)

Northumberland – Care Assistant

We are looking for dedicated, flexible, caring, and supportive care assistants to join our growing team. We are a Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council preferred provider helping our service users to live as independently as possible within their own home.

We are a family run business who have been operating since 2002. Our vision is “Exceptional people Exceptional Care”. This is what we aim to provide to our service users across Durham and Northumberland. We are committed to employing caring individuals who are as passionate as we are about delivering excellent home care. We will achieve this with robust recruitment processes, continual professional development, and support for all staff.

Your role as a Care Assistant:

  • Helping clients live independently
  • Working in the community
  • Making a difference
  • Promoting independence
  • Travelling to service users own home

Qualities and Values:

  • Caring
  • Organised
  • Time Management
  • Flexible
  • Use initiative
  • Communicate effectively

Embracing Care provides full training for all job roles, no experience is necessary. There are many training opportunities such as the care certificate and you will have the opportunity to complete your NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care.

Benefits:

  • No experience necessary
  • Full training provided
  • Shadowing (paid)
  • Regular refresher training to ensure your up keep of skills and knowledge
  • Uniform provided
  • paid holidays
  • Staff bonuses and incentives
  • Competitive salary
  • Great career prospects

Pay £10.25 p/h (+15p per mile fuel allowance)

Alternate weekends, we offer Full time - Part time hours.

Shift patterns tend to be from 7am - 2pm or /and 3pm - 10pm this does include breaks, we offer full days and half days.

Must have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.


This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/94403229

How does the pay compare?

This job
£10.25
Typical range
£9.15–9.69

Care workers and assistants at Embracing Care are typically paid £9.15–9.69 an hour. This job pays £10.25 per hour.

How this job measures up

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  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    Do people work the same number they are contracted for at Embracing Care?

    People work a lot more hours than they’re contracted for

    How we know this

    100% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Embracing Care pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    83% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Embracing Care?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 67% report getting one week notice or less
    • 17% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 17% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    Does Embracing Care pay sick pay?

    No. People don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    100% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Uninformed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Embracing Care is doing?

    People don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    80% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Not great
  • Not enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Embracing Care?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    67% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Embracing Care?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    60% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Embracing Care managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    60% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Embracing Care get paid breaks?

    Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    67% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do Embracing Care workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    50% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Embracing Care pay enough to live on?

    Most people are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    60% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Embracing Care?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at Embracing Care get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Embracing Care recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Embracing Care do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at Embracing Care worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    67% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Embracing Care?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Embracing Care feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    80% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

What employees are saying about Embracing Care

  • Best thing

    Service users

    Worst thing

    Zero hour contracts,poor pay, very long hours,no sick pay

    4.9

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Regular hours and good manager

    Worst thing

    0 hours contract

    7.0

    Employee, December 2020

  • Best thing

    It's a job

    Worst thing

    Long days

    3.6

    Employee, January 2021