CARER JOBS

Prestige Nursing & Care provides high-quality, personalised and expert home care services for every stage of life that evolve with the changing needs of those we care for.

Carers are the superheroes of our business. And everything we do is designed to support them, so they can give the best care to our clients in the comfort of their own home. They care for all of life. Helping the young and the old, the injured and the frail. Those who need companionship. Others who need more complex team support.

Our ‘carer first’ mentality is experienced in our confidence-boosting, bespoke training. It’s demonstrated in our approach to flexible working that’s the best in our sector. And it’s reflected in our satisfaction surveys that show 97% of our clients are very satisfied, or satisfied, with the care they receive.

We always want to make life better for our people and our clients. That’s why we need more people who are 100% committed to being on the journey with us. People who get personal satisfaction from outstanding care giving and who value working in the way that suits their life best. Carers of every level, who have the passion and ambition to learn and grow with a business that is focused on taking care to another level.

If you’re dedicated to caring for clients, we’ll support you every step of the way.

CARER JOB DESCRIPTION

We support clients with many different needs every day – sometimes challenging, always rewarding. Our goal is to make a positive difference to our clients’ lives with every visit. We support clients with many different needs including:

  • Helping with daily life – shopping, preparing drinks and meals
  • Safe and well checks – having a cup of tea and a chat
  • Personal care – assisting with washing, personal hygiene, dressing and grooming
  • Supporting social activities – local support groups, visiting friends and neighbours
  • Working alongside with local Social Services and Community Health Teams providing health related support (for example clinical or complex care)

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A carer job description depends on the job you do, you will see in our jobs section that we have a variety of roles available.

You might work with clients who are elderly, or who are living with a disability or a life-limiting condition or who are terminally ill. Your job is to help them live their lives as they wish and as comfortably as possible.

A visit to a client can be from half an hour but it can also be up to several hours and longer and some clients require overnight care.  Every client is different and has different needs. Our clients need care 24/7 so shifts are available days, nights, weekends and during holidays.

As a professional carer you will provide support to your client in many ways. Carer jobs involve a wide range of tasks including support day-to-day living, social support, administrative tasks like paying bills and shopping to assisting with personal needs such as washing, dressing and maintaining personal hygiene, to helping those with complex care needs. Some clients may be living with dementia, some might require care involving a range of clinical interventions and procedures, for example stoma care, use of oxygen, nebuliser, PEG feeds, administration of insulin. As a carer you will only work with clients whose needs match your skills and training, and we can support you to gain the relevant qualifications and progress in your role.

Not all clients will be able to communicate their needs or how they are feeling, so you need sensitivity and empathy combined with good observational skills to make sure they are comfortable. It’s also important that you can follow instructions and care plans.

When you work in care it’s important you’re able to strike up positive relationships with your clients by getting to know them personally. The emotional support and company you provide can make a real difference to their well-being. Its about so much more than the tasks associated with caring and the difference you can make is so important (something like this)

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If you’re new to social care and you have never had a carer job before we’d be delighted to talk to you – just call your nearest local branch or you can search care jobs here.  Alternatively, you can visit Skills for Care which has a lot of useful information.

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WORKING AS A CARER FOR PRESTIGE NURSING & CARE

All our professional carers work from their local branch which has a dedicated team to support you grow and develop into your role. Here you will get to know your Branch Manager, Care Co-ordinator, Recruiter and professional carer colleagues. Your branch will arrange for your induction, your uniform, your work rotas and deal with any questions that you may have before you start your carer job.

People working in care want to make a difference and the variety of hours and rotas mean it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation. Our job is to make sure you’re looked after and supported in a way that enables you to bring your very best care to our clients every day and make them feel safe and cared for.

We look after you by offering:

  • Hourly rates that are usually higher than other agencies
  • Weekly pay
  • Holiday pay
  • A variety of work and hours matched to your skills, interests and availability
  • A generous refer-a-friend scheme
  • Online training before you start working for us. This can be done in the comfort of your own home
  • Enhanced rates for hours worked on Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year’s day, Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • A flexible way to work locally – the hours you want when you want them
  • Support from a local team at a local branch
  • On-going training and development
  • A Member Advantages programme offering retail discounts
  • Access to an innovative well-being programme to support you in supporting our clients; introduction of wellness plans to support positive mental health at work
  • 24/7 access to a confidential employee advice line
  • Regular contact with your line manager a designation person in branch available to support any care related queries during out-of-office hour shifts
  • Multiple learning opportunities through our training programmes
  • Future growth opportunities through staged care progression

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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

 We require the following qualifications and experience:

  • A good standard of written and spoken English
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Clear police, occupational health and reference checks
  • Good professional and personal references
  • Six months’ professional care experience in a care of health setting for example as domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care we offer training leading to Care Certificates for certain roles, so please contact your nearest local branch to find out more

CARER TRAINING AND SUPPORT

We can teach you the skills and knowledge you need to provide good care but regardless of your experience we absolutely need a shared belief in the values we think are important in order to provide high-quality client care. We are professionals. Our clients come first and they are at the heart of everything we do. We are here to enable our clients live as comfortable and fulfilling lives as possible in the comfort of their own homes. We bring empathy, respect, energy and humour when it’s called for to our clients’ lives.

We will explore how your values align with ours in our interviews and this is also your opportunity to find out more about us.

We are very proud of the tailored training we provide experienced carers as well as those who are new to care. Our in-depth online training programme, which you will be required to complete before you start working with us, will give you all the right tools you need to start a successful care career with Prestige Nursing & Care.  We also offer on-going training and development for those who wish to acquire more qualifications and knowledge.

Our induction training will cover subjects such as:

  • Neurological conditions
  • First aid
  • Medication administration
  • Urinalysis
  • Common health conditions
  • Personal care
  • Skin care
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • End-of-life care
  • People moving and handling

You’ll also learn about being a team member at Prestige Nursing & Care:

  • Our values and culture
  • Your terms of employment, for example pay, holidays and expenses
  • IT and e-learning – understanding our systems

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APPLYING FOR A CARER JOB WITH US

Ready to start a new career with Prestige Nursing & Care? Whatever your skills or experience, applying for a role is simple.  Call our friendly recruitment team on 0808 239 9716 or explore our current carer jobs to see what’s on offer at Prestige Nursing & Care.

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Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716.

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about.

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.