New Dawn Care Agency, having seen how much the Care Workers Charity (CWC) can help employees; signs up to the Supporter Membership programme, read more .
If you’re looking for meaningful work, where you can make a difference to people’s lives every single day, becoming a care worker could be the best move you make.
You don’t necessarily need qualifications or experience to work in social care. What’s really important is your values and attitude.
You can take a short quiz at adultsocialcare.co.uk/could-you-care-quiz to see if social care is the right career for you. Also at newdawncare.com/testimonial/staff you can read how our staff turned their passion for helping others into careers in care.
Further general information about the role of care worker is also available at adultsocialcare.co.uk/social-care-job-roles/Care-worker
At New Dawn Care Agency we have recently become aware of Shropshire RRC Wheels to Work services. Talking with them, we are hopeful that their e-bike and scooter services can help us attract people who want to work in social care but do not have their own transport.
Further, as social care offers job security, and with our pay rates, our staff find they can obtain finance to enable them to get their own car. We are very much hoping that Wheels to Work will be the first step on a career ladder for people not yet working in social care. To help dispel some of the myths about working in social care, we also offer ‘Try before you apply’ taster shifts.
Unsure if social care is the job/career for you? Why not take up our offer to ‘try before you apply’? Shadow one of our friendly team, to get an insight into how rewarding the job can be, as well as what the work involves. To find out how you can volunteer for a shift with us, call 01584 856586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Places allocated on a first come first serve basis.
To meet demand, New Dawn Care Agency is expanding and now offers new recruits a ‘welcome bonus’ as well as optional ‘taster shift’ (try before you apply). We’ll give you all the training and support you need.
SO TO JOIN OUR FRIENDLY TEAM ALL YOU NEED IS…
The passion to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives.
The commitment to being a reliable team member – someone who your colleagues and our clients can depend on.
To live in, or close to, either Church Stretton or Craven Arms.
A full driving licence and use of a reliable car is preferable, although some of our team walk between clients.
New Dawn Care Agency partners with County Training to provide Apprenticeships. Offering opportunities to work through the apprenticeship standard to gain an intermediate qualification as an Adult Care Worker; and potentially start a rewarding career in social care.
Kickstart job placements are for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. To find out more, talk to your Job Centre Work Coach or visit jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart. New Dawn Care Agency currently has 4 placements on offer. To get a feel for what social care with New Dawn is like, read some of our staff testimonials.
…and Social Care is a secure job. An aging population means our services are always needed – in fact we’re expanding our team to meet demand.
What is care work? Care is about knowing the client, their likes/dislikes, engaging in their past life and experiences, developing a rapport that enables recognition of small changes, so you can adapt support. It’s also about maintaining dignity and respect. Care’s more than a job, it’s a vocation.
Is it hard work? Yes – but knowing you’ve made a real difference in someone’s life makes it all worth-while. There’s nothing like the feeling of a thank you from the client/their family.
Does it involve weekends? Yes – most clients need some support every day.
Some are early risers; hence the 7am start – to help them get up, showered, give medication, breakfast etc; i.e. fairly minor support. Calls during the day may be for just a chat, to make a cuppa or do some domestic tasks. Not all of our clients are early to bed – hence we work until 10pm. And yes, some of our clients have a much greater need for support.
Is previous experience essential? No…what you need is:
We work in teams covering the hours of 7am – 2pm and 4pm – 10pm; 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Our Carers work anything from three to six hours at a time, depending on their circumstances and the requirements of our clients.
Full DBS checks are carried out on all staff and two references obtained.
To send us your cv, click ‘Apply now’ at the top of this page; read the job description or call us on 01584 856586 for more information.
New Dawn Care Agency writes to all service users offering…during calls and using our work mobile phones we can arrange for you to have a video call with any friend/family member who also has a ‘smart’ mobile phone.
New Dawn Care Agency provides quality home care services in and around Church Stretton and Craven Arms.