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We have office based roles in either the centre of York in our City Centre office  or out of York in our Haxby office. We also have shop roles as well as many roles in the community supporting older people in their homes, in our day clubs and in the community.

Care Worker (Carer Respite Service)

Carer Respite Service

Location: York and the surrounding area. Working in the community providing care to older people in their own home.

Responsible to: Care Organiser

Hours: Zero-hour contracts available. Part-time with potential for additional hours. Majority of visits will be arranged between the sociable times of 9am-4pm Monday-Friday. Various opportunities for evening / weekend / overnight arrangements.

Salary: £9.90 per hour

Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.

Job Description

The role of the Care Worker is to visit older people in the Community and keep them company for 2-4 hours whilst their unpaid carer has a break. The visits could include taking the older people on a trip to a coffee shop, for a walk or sitting and playing dominoes. This is an exciting role for people with a commitment to supporting older people to maintain and improve their wellbeing and quality of life. We can offer you the chance to be part of a small, friendly team with a competitive salary, and training and support to develop your career.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accompany an older person, sometimes with confusion or dementia, on outings away from their home in a prearranged arrangement with Care Organisers and the service users Carer.
  • Sit with the cared for person where there are complex needs, to give carers a break and if the support worker has availability to provide for this.
  • Assist with simple practical tasks e.g., preparing drinks, snacks partaking in craft activities.
  • Give personal care such as help with mobility, through the use of a wheelchair, toileting if required (training will be provided).

Contact the Carer Respite Manager on 01904 933606 during working hours for more details or contact us via the website and we can get back to you.

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Community Support Worker (Home From Hospital)

Service: Home From Hospital

Location: York and the surrounding area. Entering customers’ homes.

Responsible to: Hospital Services Manager

Hours: Part time 18 hours per week. 3 days for 6 hours a day, days to be agreed when starting the role. Monday-Friday.

Salary: £9,266.40 per annum - £9.90 per hour

Job Description

The role of the Community Support Worker is to visit older people in the Community who have been discharged from hospital or other health facility. The aim of the home visits is to ensure that the older person is offered and provided with all the support they need to adjust to being back home and in other areas of their life.

These are exciting roles for people with a commitment to supporting older people to maintain and improve their wellbeing and quality of life. We can offer you the chance to be part of a small, friendly team with a competitive salary, and training and support to develop your career.

Key Responsibilities

  • To help the person’s rehabilitation i.e. building confidence by accompanying on short outings, walks or to the shops
  • Keep precise and detailed records of visits and other contact with service users
  • Deal with queries from clients and staff
  • To undertake risk assessments regarding home visits.
  • To monitor the progress of service users and reassess the current support.
  • Provide information to service users on local groups and services

Contact HR on 01904 933641 during working hours for more details or contact us via the website and we can get back to you.

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Minibus Driver

Service: Day Clubs

Location: York and the surrounding area.

Responsible to: Day Clubs Manager/p>

Hours: Part time (8 hours).Current working hours are 9 – 10am, and 2 – 3pm on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There is likely to be opportunity to do additional hours as more services open in early 2022

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Closing Date: We are interviewing as people apply.

Job Description

The minibus driver will:

  • Transport clients safely from their homes to the clubs and to return them to their door at the end of the club
  • Assist clients to board and disembark from the minibus safely – some clients will be in wheelchairs or may have other mobility issues
  • Liaise with the Day-club manager and Transport Coordinator regarding people to be transported each day
  • Promote the wellbeing and dignity of clients at all times in line with Age UK York policy
  • Carry out and record a vehicle safety check; report any minibus maintenance issues to the Transport Coordinator

For this role you will need

  • Full, current UK driving licence (category D1) with no more than 6 penalty points
  • Careful, cautious driving skills sensitive to the needs of passengers
  • Good knowledge of York’s geography and road systems
  • Sensitive to the needs of older people including people living with dementia
  • Able to support people with mobility issues including moving people in wheelchairs

Contact HR on 01904 933641 during working hours for more details or contact us via the website and we can get back to you.

To apply: please send a covering letter and a CV to hr@ageukyork.org.uk

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Senior Care Worker (Bridge the Gap )

Service: Bridge the Gap

Location: York and the surrounding area. Entering customers’ homes.

Responsible to: Bridge the Gap Manager

Hours: 35 hours per week with shift patterns mornings 7.30am-1.30pm and evenings 4pm-10pm and including some weekends. On call one week in three

Salary: £12.50 per hour plus £20 per day on call

Interview Date: We will be interviewing as people apply.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity for experienced Care Worker or Senior Care Worker to join a growing team as a Senior Care Worker providing high quality domiciliary care in the community. This is a full-time position. We are looking for people who put the clients first and have a drive to continue their career in the care sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Updating Care Plans
  • Writing new Care Plans
  • Spot checks
  • Covering care calls for care workers
  • Covering on call
  • Liaising with professionals regarding care (social workers, occupational therapist, doctors, pharmacists)
  • providing personal care
  • assistance with dressing and undressing
  • assisting into and out of bed
  • changing pads, stoma care, change ted stockings
  • small amounts of shopping (eg bread, milk)

Contact Jo Adams on 01904 866070 during working hours for more details or contact us via the website and we can get back to you.

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Care Worker (Bridge the Gap )

We are looking for kind and compassionate people who want a rewarding job helping older people. Our Care Workers help older people in their homes and help keep them keep their independence and dignity. We are looking for people with the right attitude and we offer tester days with a Care Worker to help you see if the job is right for you.

Service: Bridge the Gap

Location: York and the surrounding area. Entering customers’ homes.

Responsible to: Bridge the Gap Manager

Hours: varying hours are available for full time (35 hours) or part time (up to 35 hours a week). Shift patterns are mornings 7.30am-1.30pm and evenings 4pm-10pm and includes alternate weekends.

Salary: £11.54 per hour

The role

  • Assisting into and out of bed
  • Preparing and serving meals
  • Washing up/loading dishwashers for the client
  • Helping with medication
  • General tidy of the persons home
  • Help washing and dressing/undressing
  • Changing of pads, stoma care, change ted stockings
  • Small amount of shopping for the client

Contact Jo Adams on 01904 866070 during working hours for more details or contact us via the website and we can get back to you.

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Home Helper

Service: Feather Duster Cleaning Service

Location: client's homes in York and the surrounding area.

Responsible to: Manager of Feather Duster Cleaning

Hours: Varying hours with some flexibility. Service hours are Monday- Friday 9am -5pm.

Salary:  £9.50 per hour

Job Description

Home Helpers provide a reliable and efficient service to people in their own homes, providing a range of domestic tasks to help them to maintain a clean home.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Visit customers in their own homes
  • Carry out specific tasks (which have been agreed with the customer on the first visit) whilst allowing for flexibility
  • To ensure all visits are on specified times and days agreed
  • To treat all information relating to the customer as strictly confidential
  • To contact the office immediately if the customers’ circumstances change
  • To contact the office immediately if a visit is unable to be made for any reason in order that alternative arrangements can be made for the customer

Contact the Feather Duster Manager on 01904 933694 during working hours for more details or contact us via the website and we can get back to you.

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If you are interested in applying for any of our jobs, then please complete the form below and send it to us.

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