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GLLaB (Greenwich Local Labour & Business) are currently advertising for the following positions:

Job Title: Care Professionals
Salary: £10.75 per hour
Job term: Full or Part time
Hours: A wide range of contracts and shift patterns
Location: Various across London
Start date: ASAP 

Overall role purpose 

Are you looking for flexible, paid work and want to help in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Do you want to do a job that makes a difference in your community? Are you caring, compassionate and driven by a passion for helping others? 

If you have these qualities, there are great opportunities for you to work within the care industry on a temporary basis to help during the crisis. 

During this challenging time, it is important that no one is left alone and without the care they need. 

That is why Greenwich Local Labour and Business are working closely with the care industry to recruit new care professionals to join their teams. 

Essential criteria 

What are the requirements? 

You do not need any prior experience or qualifications to join our teams. GLLaB will provide you with all the training you need to be confident in your new role. All you need to bring is empathy, adaptability, and a passion to empower others. If you have experience, that may mean you need to undergo a shorter training programme. 

What hours would I be working? 

GLLaB have a range of contracts and shift patterns available and we will work with you to find the role that matches your preferences. 

What is the application process? 

To get started, simply complete the enquiry form using the link below. Once your form is received, GLLaB will be in touch to find out a bit more about you and to have a chat about the role. If you decide to proceed, you will be invited to complete a short application form and a telephone interview with one of their friendly team. Don’t worry, the interview will just be their chance to explore your values and suitability for the different roles. 

Am I safe to carry out care work in the community? 

Don’t worry, your employer will ensure you have all the relevant training and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) based upon current guidelines before you start work. You will also have senior colleagues and managers who will support you to stay safe and well. 

Duties 

What is the role? 

Care professionals earn the London Living Wage (£10.75) and work out in the community to provide care and support and help with everyday tasks in people’s own homes or in care homes. You will assist older and vulnerable adults with personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, toileting and medication, as well as supporting with tasks such as housework, meal preparation, laundry, and shopping. 

You will develop relationships with colleagues and play a vital role in ensuring that the most vulnerable people in our communities are given the care and support they need during this challenging time. 

What training will I receive? 

GLLaB will provide training to give you the skills and confidence required to deliver person centred care in a safe and effective way. These topics include how to maintain fluid and nutrition, moving & handling, effective communication and ensuring privacy and dignity. GLLaB cover awareness of mental health, dementia, and learning difficulties and disabilities, as well as ensuring Carers are aware of their Duty of Care for safeguarding of adults. You’ll get training on the theory behind all of these before giving care and will then be supported by an experienced senior care assistant on your first visits, as well as with regular supervisions with your manager. 

How to apply Register Your Interest Complete this form to register your interest in becoming a community care professional during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://consultations.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/survey/692 

Contact details gllab-jobs@royalgreenwich.gov.uk 

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