3.5

Carewatch

Care Assistant, Carewatch

£10.00–£11.00 per hour

in Cowes

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Job description

From £10 to £11 per hour +Mileage Payments + Company Pension

Do you have what it takes to be a Community Care Assistant for a care service rated ‘Outstanding’ in caring?

Caring is at the heart of what we do and the customers our carers visit every day have a wide range of care needs. So, we are looking for carers who are empathetic, understanding and compassionate.

We are now working in partnership with the local council and have vacancies for Community Care Assistants in Cowes. For guaranteed block paid shifts of 7am to 2pm and 4pm to 10pm on either a Full or Part time basis which will include mileage payments.

Drivers and non-drivers will be considered.

We provide all of our Care Assistants full PPE and uniforms to ensure safe working practices are adhered to.

We are holding interviews now, start working in just 10 days!

Carewatch offer a full, remote induction training programme with one day in house practical training along with the opportunity to gain a fully funded NVQ in Health and Social Care with a paid bonus on completion.

As a Community Care Assistant your tasks will include:

  • Assisting customers with their daily living needs
  • Personal Care
  • Medication
  • Meal Preparation
  • Shopping
  • Cleaning and more

Benefits of working for us:

  • £250 refer a friend scheme (t&cs apply)*
  • 28 Days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Paid for training
  • Paid DBS
  • Mileage paid at 30 pence per mile
  • The opportunity to progress into a QCF/NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care
  • Free uniforms and full PPE provided
  • Ongoing support and training with career progression

If you want to work for a standout employer apply today!

Carewatch is an equal opportunities employer.

*To qualify for refer a friend bonus, you will need to work a minimum of 15 hours per week over 12 weeks


How does the pay compare?

This job
£10.00–11.00
Typical range
£8.19–9.88

Care workers and assistants at Carewatch are typically paid £8.19–9.88 an hour. This job pays £10.00–£11.00 per hour.

How this job measures up

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  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    Do care workers and assistants work the same number they are contracted for at Carewatch?

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

    How we know this

    82% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 11 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.

  • Not easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for care workers and assistants at Carewatch to change shifts?

    People find it hard to change shifts

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for care workers and assistants to take sick leave at Carewatch?

    People find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    85% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do care workers and assistants think Carewatch head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful for care workers and assistants to work at Carewatch?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    92% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 12 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 Carewatch managers change care workers and assistants shifts at short notice?

    Managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    79% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 14 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 care workers and assistants at Carewatch get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 12 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.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Carewatch pay care workers and assistants market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    86% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 14 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.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do care workers and assistants at Carewatch get proper breaks?

    People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    91% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 11 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 don’t recommend their team

    Do care workers and assistants at Carewatch recommend working with their team?

    Very few people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    86% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 14 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do care workers and assistants get of their shift pattern at Carewatch?

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

    How we know this

    • 100% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 14 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 Carewatch pay care workers and assistants 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 13 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 care workers and assistants feel well informed about how Carewatch is doing?

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

    How we know this

    85% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 13 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.

  • People worry about getting enough hours

    Do care workers and assistants at Carewatch worry about hours?

    People worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    85% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 13 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.

Not great
  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for care workers and assistants to book a holiday at Carewatch?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    67% of people report it’s hard to book holidays

    Based on information from 12 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.

  • People are not paid enough to live on

    Does Carewatch pay care workers and assistants enough to live on?

    Most people are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    54% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 13 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.

  • No career progression

    Are care workers and assistants given support to progress at Carewatch?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 58% of people report not 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 12 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.

  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do care workers and assistants at Carewatch feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    64% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 11 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.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do care workers and assistants at Carewatch do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    62% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 13 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.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do care workers and assistants at Carewatch get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    69% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 13 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.

  • Good for parents

    Is working as care workers and assistants at Carewatch good if you have caring responsibilities?

    Most people say this is a good place to work if you care for a child or other relative

    How we know this

    50% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do care workers and assistants get enough training when they start at Carewatch?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    75% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 12 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.

What employees are saying about Carewatch

  • Best thing

    Clients and caring for them

    Worst thing

    Not paid per hour even though advertised as hourly pay.
    Not paid travel time.
    No breaks.
    Constantly calling asking you to work but never answer phone when you need help.
    Won’t give you holiday you asked for, loose paperwork.
    Mileage payments are low, no extra mileage if giving other employees lifts.

    1.0

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    The clients and the girls i work with are second to none

    Worst thing

    Lack of people skills from the office
    Lack of understanding
    Lack of respect

    2.5

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Actually helping people

    Worst thing

    Covid 19 stress when I have a vulnerable disabled daughter and still required to work with positive cases

    4.0

    Care Worker, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Every day is different
    Making a difference in peoples lives

    Worst thing

    Not being paid an hourly rate
    Not being paid travel tine

    4.6

    Home Support Worker, January 2021