If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call 01872 266383 and ask to speak to Rebecca Kevern or Kerry Martin.
“Do you want to help in your local community by adding value to people’s lives”
“We are the leading independent charity in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly working to improve the wellbeing of people in later life and striving to support them to live the life they want to live”
Place of Work: The homes of our clients and our Active Living Hubs (depending on locality you work in).
Salary: £8.91 per hour (plus travel time and mileage expenses in-between clients)
Hours of Work: Flexible (zero hours contract)
The working hours can be flexible to suit your availability; to fit around an existing job, part-time course and other personal commitments. Active Living Administrators who will arrange your hours and visits according to client bookings. Please note due to the nature of the work no hours can be guaranteed. This type of contract may not be suitable for those who require a fixed minimum number of working hours for any reason.
Reports to: Active Living Team based at our Truro office, TR1 3BN
About the role:
We are seeking vibrant and self-motivated people to join our team of caring Active Living support Assistants who offer support to people within their own homes or our Community Hubs. The role is diverse and covers aspects of practical and companionship support to our clients. Responsibilities cover home / domestic support; such as cleaning and shopping, along with much needed activities or home administration; tailored to meet the individual needs of the clients.
We pride ourselves in delivering a person-centred approach and a willingness to adapt to a person’s needs and wishes
Our client’s continued wellbeing is paramount at all times so with consideration and compassion to their health needs you will deliver practical assistance in accordance with their individual wishes. This may include:
Cleaning & pre-cleaning tasks
Delivery and collection of laundry from the launderette
Assisting with food preparation
Companionship & escort support
Activities in the home/promotion of social inclusion where appropriate
Home Administration (paperwork organisation and filing)
Support clients with video calls and social media to stay connected
Whilst continually communicating with your line manager regarding any welfare issues or concerns.
The role will offer opportunities to carry out holistic assessments for new clients wishing to access the service with an understanding of local support organisations and internal services.
Comprehensive training (inc Dementia, MIDAS and specialist areas)
Gain experience in the caring environment: a stepping stone into the valued career of caring
Flexible working: We can arrange your hours around your existing commitments (another job, childcare, college/uni course etc.)
Healthy Workplace Scheme (Mental Health Workplace First Aiders)
High levels of line management and peer support
Travel time and mileage expenses in-between clients
Rewarding and purposeful - Adding value to people’s lives
You will enjoy meeting new people, be confident and outgoing and like helping others. You will be motivated by making a real difference in the quality of people’s lives. You will need to be able to travel independently to client’s homes. You will need a warm and caring personality, and a willingness to learn; with an absolute commitment to reaching our standards in training.
In return, we will give you the opportunity to make a difference in our future and the opportunity to be part of our close-knit and friendly organisation. We also provide an excellent training programme that supports your personal development. Importantly, if you have ideas, we will listen and work with you to implement improvements.
By joining us you can make a real difference to people in later life.
We ask all applicants to fill in our official application form as our recruitment process involves shortlisting against set criteria and the application form provides a standard format to request the information that we require.
Our application form and full Job Description can be sent to you in response of your application or found on our website: www.ageuk.org.uk/cornwall, "Get involved", "Join Our Team". CVs and cover letters are not required but can be submitted to support your application, if you wish.
We recommend you use Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill in the pdf form. If you run out of space on the form, please continue on a separate word document.
If you would like a paper application form, please provide us with your address.
The organisation is positive about employing people with disabilities. We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application or if you require your application in a different format please just give us a call on 01872 266881.
If you choose to disclose a disability on your application form and you meet the essential criteria set out in the person specification, we commit to inviting you to an interview.
Closing Date: 31st August 2021