Working for Us

What we can offer you

Flexicare at Home offer excellent rates of pay, a generous mileage allowance and full training.

However, the rewards cannot be calculated in monetary terms alone. At Flexicare you have the opportunity to earn a living and develop as a person whilst making a difference to other people's lives. The shared vision at Flexicare at Home is to help people live happy, fulfilled and purposeful lives in the comfort of their own home. This in turn leads to our carers feeling fulfilled and having a sense of purpose. We place a great emphasis on team working, where each member of the team acts in a responsible and reliable manner to minimise rota changes once they are published.

Flexicare Carers have a sense of belonging and are proud to being part of a truly professional and caring organisation. We receive most of our business from referrals from those who have witnessed the exemplary care our staff provide.

I am so happy to have met Flexicare - they have turned my life around. I love my job - the clients - and the support I get from the office. It does not feel like a job and I get so much satisfaction from putting a smile on people's faces - and they putting one on mine!

What do I need to become a Flexicare Carer?

You do not need any prior experience as full training and support is provided. More important is a genuine desire to make a difference to people’s lives.You will need the personal qualities of:

a caring and considerate nature;
a responsible attitude;
empathy and sensitivity;
respect for people’s individuality;
a positive attitude;
reliability;
good English and communication skills

A full Person Specification

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Flexicare Carers work in people's own homes and therefore need to be a car owner and driver. We aim to minimise travelling distance between care visits.
Flexicare provide care every day of every year. It is therefore essential that all Flexicare Carers take a share of the unsociable hours.
You must be able to work:

at least three early mornings or evenings a week;
at least 4 days that fall on a weekend per month.

Training

At the start of your career with us we will provide full mandatory training including:

Role of the health and social-care worker and their personal development;
Effective Communication;
Equal opportunities and inclusion;
Principles for putting care into practice;
Safeguarding people from abuse;
Dementia awareness;
Risk assessments;
Moving and handling;
Responding to accidents and illness;
Medication Awareness and administration;
Dangerous substances;
Preventing and controlling infection; Fire safety;
Security;
Managing stress;
Food safety, nutrition and hydration;
First aid.

Other specialised training will be provided, where required or desired. This can include training in areas such as:

Mental Health Awareness
Learning Disability Support
Palliative care
End of Life care
And specific health condition training

In addition all employees are given the opportunity to attend our unique Psychology of Care training programme. This training has been extremely well received by our staff and has made a significant difference to not only their approach to work but also to their personal relationships and understanding of life and others. The training aims to stimulate our staff's minds, helping them to think outside the box - not just about what to do - but how to do it -identifying the right way for different clients.

Vacancies

Flexicare Carer

We currently have vacancies for domiciliary carers to visit people in their own homes in the following areas:

Leeds
Wakefield all areas including:
Horbury, Ossett, Mirfield, Dewsbury
Huddersfield including:
Grange Moor, Flockton

To read more about the type of carers we are seeking, please download our Person Specification here

To read more about the type of work a Flexicare Carer may be involved in, please download the Job Description here

Care Coordinators/Senior Carer

We are also looking to recruit experienced Senior Carers / Care Co-ordinators. To qualify for one of these important roles, you must act as a role model and exhibit high levels of compassion, empathy, consideration, reliability and flexibility and excellent skills in Microsoft Office, oral and written communication, organisation and time keeping.

To download a full Person Specification please click here

To download a full Job Specification please click here

Live-in Carer

We have live-in care vacancies across the West Yorkshire area. To apply for one of these positions you must:

have at least 1 year experience as a live-in or home carer;
be willing to work on a 3-day on / 3-day off rota;

To download a full Person Specification please click here

To download a full Job Specification please click here

Applying for a Vacancy

You can download an application form from here

To apply for a vacancy please either:

send us your CV or a completed application form by email to hr@flexicareathome.co.uk

or post to:

HR Department Head Office
Flexicare at Home
14 Appleton Court
Calder Park
Wakefield
WF2 7AR

Alternatively, you can phone us on 01924 251166 and the HR department will be happy to have an informal chat with you on our current opportunities.

Next Steps

We will acknowledge receipt of your application, either by telephone or email.

Successful candidates will be offered an interview either at our Head Office in Wakefield, or a local location in Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax or Bradford. The interview is in two parts, a personality test, some written questions and a discussion to learn more about yourself and your availability. You would be asked to bring ID documentation with you at interview to be used for completing a criminal records search (DBS check) should your application be successful.

All interviewees are informed within two working days if they have been successful at which point successful interviewees will be sent a letter of employment with instructions to start the DBS check. Once received the HR team will complete the DBS check and acquire references with your consent.

The training manager will contact you to arrange training whilst the DBS check is being completed and references are followed up. Once completed, introductions would be arranged by your Care Manager or Care Co-Ordinator with those clients you will be assisting. You will then have an opportunity to observe the care, where applicable, and receive supervision to ensure you are confident and capable of completing all necessary tasks with the utmost care and respect shown at all times for the individual receiving the care.

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