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Home Carer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a rewarding career where no two days are the same and you make a real difference to people’s lives?

We’re seeking friendly and compassionate people to join either our Care and Response or Home 1st Reablement teams. These roles are suitable for both experienced carers or those beginning their career.

You’ll make a positive and lasting difference for our service users, building trust, creating opportunities and encouraging what’s possible.

There isn’t another job that compares to the reward you get when you’re changing someone’s life for the better.

Working with us isn’t only about creating opportunities for others, it’s also about having plenty of opportunities to learn and grow for yourself. We’re committed to offering personalised care that’s safe, effective, caring and responsive to our service users’ needs. We take an approach that promotes dignity, respect and independence, ensuring people receive the right support to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.

This is a full time and position, working flexibly over a seven-day period. We welcome and encourage informal visits and conversations from potential applicants so please contact our Business Support Team on 01908 254330.

If you’re new to care this interactive quiz is based on real life scenarios from the social care sector and will help you to understand if a career in care is for you.

Main Responsibility

Care and Response -

The service takes clients from the age of 18 who have complex care needs and / or dementia and supports people on a long-term basis to remain living independently in the local community.

​Required to visit clients in their homes within Milton Keynes, your own transport is essential.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of caring isn’t essential as we are looking for individuals that identify with our values and can demonstrate kindness, patience and compassion as well as have a desire to support local people with their day-day life in their own homes or in the services we provide. We will offer you all of the support and training that you will need to succeed.
  • Come and join one of our teams who are striving every day to make a real positive difference to local people.
  • For this role you are required to have a full UK driving licence and provide evidence of your vehicle insurance with business cover and use of a vehicle. If you are successful, you will be required to supply evidence of your licence prior to starting the role.
  • It is a requirement that you complete the supporting statement as part of the recruitment process. By completing the supporting statement, you will have the opportunity to write about your values, skills and experience and how you would be suited to the role and how you can make a difference to the communities that we serve. 
  • Should you be offered the role, as part of the pre-employment checks an Enhanced DBS will be actioned for you (unless you are on the DBS Update Service).

Please also specify which role/s you are interested in and what hours/days you can work.

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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