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Try before you apply

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 enquiry@newdawncare.com . Places allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Earn a welcome bonus at New Dawn Care Agency

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.

For full details click here

 

Apprentices start on £8/hr (minimum)

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.

Read what our staff say/ to find out more about what it’s like to work for new Dawn Care Agency, then view the vacancy here

Looking for a stable job or new career

Want to make a real difference in people’s lives? Then join our team because at New Dawn – we take care of our staff as much as our clients.

…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 does New Dawn offer me?

  • competitive rates of pay, a minimum of 4 weeks annual leave, plus statutory holidays and we pay travel time and mileage.
  • full training, including NVQ’s in Care (QCF) – so an opportunity for those starting out to ‘earn while you learn’; we’ve a track record in developing staff.
  • Working with clients in their own homes in and around Church Stretton/Craven Arms
  • We offer set runs with set clients (changes do occur e.g. new clients, staff annual leave or training).
  • Active encouragement for all employees to come up with ideas, especially when it comes to Care Plans and to enhancing clients’ quality of life.

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:

  • a passion to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives
  • a commitment to being a reliable team member – someone who your colleagues and our clients can depend on.
  • full driving licence and use of a reliable car is preferable, although some of our team walk between clients.
  • for you to live in, or close to, either Church Stretton or Craven Arms
  • able to work at least 16 hours a week, including alternate weekends; 00/7.30 am starts and/or 9.30/10.00pm finishes.

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 helps clients stay in touch with…

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.

New Dawn Care Covid Vaccination update

New Dawn Care continues to keep all staff and clients safe, as they have throughout the pandemic.

We’re close to 90% of our staff vaccinated; and are hugely appreciative of their positive response to the vaccination programme – despite having to travel to the vaccine centre. The majority of our clients have also had their first vaccine.

Despite this initial vaccine, all our carers will continue, for the foreseeable future; to wear masks, gloves and aprons at all calls; and put on either goggles or face shields whilst carrying out any personal care.

We are committed to taking all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of all our service users and staff.

Does working in a vocation where you’re…

Then home care with New Dawn Care Agency could be the job for you.

Care Workers are always in demand, no furlough for us, we keep going. Care is not just a job, you will be making a real difference to the lives of those you care for, as often you will be the only person they will see all day.

You will be an integral part of the South Shropshire based home care provider, not just an employee number, as you will be given the opportunity to come up with solutions and new ideas. We value the innovative thinking of our employees and actively encourage them to bring new ideas to light. Especially when it comes to our Care Plans and to enhancing our clients’ quality of life.

If you have the passion to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives, then join our expanding team. We work in Church Stretton, Craven Arms and surrounding areas. Carer Job Description. We offer competitive rates of pay, paid travel time, mileage, training and opportunities to progress (Steph, Jade and Kelly all talk about their careers with us on our website)  

Have what it takes to make a difference to the lives of others? Then send us your cv  or give us a call on 01584 856586

New Dawn publishes Winter Plan

In preparation for winter, we have been recruiting new staff, so as to increase our business resilience.

We have also carried out additional infection prevention and control training. We have reviewed our Winter Plan so as to incorporate the Government’s Winter plan for Social care. Read a summary of New Dawn’s Winter Plan – 2020/21