Wake Up 2 Care - care workers new to the profession

We are looking for care workers, who are new to the profession, and will work in one of our care homes or with a domiciliary home care provider within the borough.

Who are we looking for

  • We welcome people of every age, gender, race and cultural background
  • You do not need to have experience of working in care in a professional capacity
  • You may have looked after a loved one or a friend
  • You may be looking for a career change, are retired or currently working part time

What will care workers new to the profession get in return?

  • You will be offered a permanent contract with one of our partner organisations
  • You will be offered the opportunity to complete the Care Certificate which comprises a bespoke 10 day induction. This induction programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge that you will need to integrate into your new role. You will be paid by your employer, one of our partner organisations, whilst attending the induction. You can find out more about the 15 minimum Care Certificate standards at Skills for Care website.
  • Post Induction and in your workplace, you will be assessed on what you know and what you do to show you understand and can carry out the standards in your role. London Borough of Bromley will ensure that you have an effective workplace Care Certificate Assessor and will continue to support and monitor your progress.
  • London Borough of Bromley will provide an external and independent assessor to ensure that you are being assessed and supported effectively in achieving your Care Certificate
  • You will receive ongoing professional development and support
  • You will also be given full guidance and support on Personal Protection Equipment and other health and safety measures in line with public health guidance

Brief job description - pathway three care workers new to the profession

Your main duties will be:

  • Providing personal care (including grooming, bathing and dressing, which could be direct care, assistance or prompting)
  • Assisting with and administering medication.
  • Enabling service users to meet their maximum potential in a range of areas, for example in relation to independence and physical/mental wellbeing.

Providers will offer a range of employment options which may include:

  • Flexible working
  • Mileage allowance
  • Pension
  • Paid holidays

Are you interested in joining the Wake Up 2 Care programme?

Complete expression of interest