Recruitment

(L to R) Carers Ash, Tori, and Marzena with companions Bailey and Lola

If you’re looking for a new role, earning great money at an amazing expanding company whilst making a difference, then keep reading!

‘I know I am making a difference in someone’s life, it’s the little things that matter most, lending an ear or making a cuppa.’ (New Dawn Care Assistant, Tori)

Who are we?

Our team is made up of hairdressers, bar managers, health professionals, students and family members who have made the choice to change careers and have not looked back. We are likeminded, happy people, and we’re from teens to seventies. We’re animal lovers, (sometimes even taking our dogs to work), we love music, ride horses, we’re avid readers, gardeners, and handi-crafters. Above all, we’re a TEAM 😊. Between us we deliver exceptional care to our clients (who are clustered in and around Church Stretton and Craven Arms).

You get all the training you need before you start, so no experience or qualifications are needed. Our quality services are much in demand, so we are always on the look out for kind and caring people to join our friendly care team. You can even TRY BEFORE YOU APPLY – how cool is that?

You want to choose your work pattern?

Read on, we offer shifts covering mornings, afternoons and evenings, pretty much in any combination of:

  • Short shifts (minimum 4 hours including travel time)
  • Long shifts (maximum 6 hours including travel time)
  • Days where you work one shift and/or days where you work two
  • Working mainly weekends, or
  • mainly evenings, or
  • A mix of alternate weekends and a couple of days during the week.

Drivers preferred however we do recruit walkers.

New Dawn Care Agency supports clients 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Traditionally first calls have been at 07.00 and last calls finished at 22.00. However, to be easier on our staff, we’re looking towards 08.00 starts and 21.30 finishes. Each day there’s a gap in care delivery (between 14.00 and 16.30).

Our rates of pay are £10.50, £12.75 and £14.00 per hour, depending on what combination of our work patterns you can do, and whether or not you can work in both our areas – if you can, and you work our core hours –  full time (36 hrs/wk incl. some travel time) you’ll typically earn £25,000 pa.

Benefits include:

Paid travel time between home and first/last calls as well as between calls, plus mileage expenses at 35p/mile. Flexible hours. Training & qualifications. Well-being support. Job security, up to 5 weeks paid annual leave, great management support and more.

‘For someone my age, 23 years old I am being paid £6 per hour more than most of my friends my age. I’m not just here for the money, I really enjoy my job too’. (New Dawn Care Assistant, Abbie).

A career with great development opportunities?

If this is what you’re looking for then click here to read about the progression that Steph, Jade & Kelly have all enjoyed; and like we said before, we are an expanding team.

The sorts of things our Care Assistants do vary client by client:
  • helping get out of bed, or getting dressed,
  • getting breakfast/other meals of the day – depending on the time of your visit
  • helping with personal care such as washing, showering is part of the role
  • assisting with eating and drinking; or just having a cuppa with you
  • assisting with medication/applying creams/giving drops
  • getting to know them as people, their likes/dislikes, and how best we can support independent living at home; and maintaining dignity.
You could make a great Care Assistant, if you answer ‘yes’ to the following:
  • cheerful, smiling, have sense of humour?
  • can be relied on and have a ‘can-do’ approach?
  • good at putting training into practice?
  • have respect and care for others (in our case, clients and colleagues)?
  • good at observation and listening?

Send Us Your CV here

New Dawn Care Agency are committed to fair treatment and opportunity for all. We do all we can to ensure that staff are not discriminated against in development and training as a result of them working unsocial hours. ‘Equal opportunities’ is a continual process of inclusion – helping all those who use our services, or are considering doing so, enjoy equal access. 

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