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The pay depend with the job assigned to you. A skill in Risk Management / Risk Control is associated with high pay for this job. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. However less pay could be applied for new starters.
DBS checks form a vital part of the recruitment process, enabling employers to assess if an applicant is suitable for a particular role. If an applicant wishes to work with children or vulnerable adults then the only way an employer can check if they are barred from working with either of these groups, is by carrying out a DBS check. DBS checks are only available where an employer is entitled to ask exempted questions under the Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974.  This includes organisations whose employees or volunteers work with children or vulnerable adults.  If the DBS check shows that an applicant does have a criminal record then the employer must consider whether it is relevant to what they have applied to do.
We look for trustworthy, reliable, caring, polite and friendly individuals who are willing to go the extra mile for the individuals they care for. If you have had some experience at caring, professionally or perhaps for a relative, that is an advantage but not essential.
Yes, Doxtel Care cares for vulnerable people so we are legally obliged to carry out pre-employment checks.
Yes, in order to make visits, you will need reliable access to a car and a clean driving licence.
The job has flexible hours, which is great if you are fitting it in with family life. You will be given a weekly roster which details the number and length of visits you will make each week. As we provide care 7 days a week, we do ask that our carers are available to work some shifts every other weekend.
No, Doxtel Care will provide you with full training through a special course held at one of our branches. We will teach you how to carry out your work in a professional and safe manner to National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 2. You will also be given ’hands on’ experience by pairing-up with an established team member for 2 weeks. However if you have already qualifications and experience is advantageous. Doxtel Care is happy to support your career with further training to NVQ level 3 should you wish.
We don't provide this service now but we will in the future. You will help people with personal, domestic and social care. Each person has different needs depending on their health and mobility. You will administer a tailor-made care plan which will include a mix of: Personal Care:
• Washing & dressing • Bathing • Helping to maintain mobility
• Helping with eating & drinking • Prompting the taking of medication
• Helping people to use the toilet • Catheters & stomach bags
• Emptying commodes • Dealing with continence aids • & other items Domestic Care:
• Tidying & cleaning • Preparing meals
• Helping to pay bills • Collecting shopping
• Changing bed linen • Laundry & ironing • & other items Social Care:
• Accompanying people for trips out & visits to friends • Special occasions
• Maintaining links with their family • Helping to complete forms
• Collecting pensions & prescriptions • Companionship & friendly chats
Yes as you will need to make a round of visits within that area. If you live too far away this will prove difficult for you or you could drive.
Care workers may not do heavy cleaning nor anything which involves climbing ladders or on furniture. They may not be asked to undertake heavy tasks in the garden or to wash cars. No care worker may be asked to do anything which could endanger their health or safety.
This is not usually possible as the care worker may be on continuous assignments or because the distance for them to travel is too far. However, if the care worker is nearby we may be able to arrange for them to visit you in advance.
Your carer will always get up and help you. However, they are entitled to eight hours sleep per night. If they are called out between 11 pm and 6.30am in the morning, we will charge a fee. If night calls become frequent, prolonged and take place on many nights of the week we may have to insist on extra help for the carer.
The care worker must be allowed to take two hours off per day and one eight hour period off per week. You should arrange cover for these periods. If circumstances prevent your carer from taking this time off, a fee will be charged in lieu.
Julie or Mike are Operations Managers with special responsibility for liaising with clients. They are the people you should contact in the first instance. Their contact number is (01332) 905645. A Duty Manager is always available 24 hours per day and at weekends. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" link="file" ids="4042,4038"]
Our care workers are from the UK or from the southern hemisphere English-speaking countries. As they tend to be recommended to us by word-of-mouth, most of our present care workers are of British ancestry and speak good English.
This will depend on individual requirements and your particular circumstances. Some clients prefer variety and like a regular rotation of carers. Others may prefer to have one care worker for a longer period. We also have to take into account the carer’s preference and the nature of the work they will be required to do. In some instances we will insist on a frequent rotation in order to prevent the carers from becoming exhausted.
We specialise in providing the highest quality 24 hour live-in care for clients in residential homes from as little as a few days’ respite care to long term placements stretching over months or years.
You can have a carer for as long as you need one – from as little as 24 hours, to months on end
The carer will normally do the usual household tasks including cooking and shopping. They will help with any personal care as necessary and help you with your medication if you require. They will drive you in your own car- this must be insured for the carer. They will help to look after your pets and do a little light gardening if they have time. They will keep you company if you wish them to. Some clients require secretarial help, or help with computers. They may help you to entertain or visit friends and family. They will accompany you on outings or holidays if required. If your needs are more complex, they will work with your doctor or district nurse to help with your treatment.
The care worker should have their own bedroom with clean bed-linen, use of a bathroom; a television and internet access where possible. They must be given meals which they may or may not eat with you, as you wish.

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