Recruitment

Our specialist home carers aim to provide the highest care and customers service to all our service users and their families.

DELIVERING PERSONAL CARE

Recruitment

Our carer’s are the reason why we are so highly rated across eastern Scotland with established services in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Perth, Dundee and Angus.

That's why we treat our fairly and support them in developing their careers. Our carers work extremely hard and we believe that better treated carers leads to better care.

As a carer you’ll be supported with three full days classroom training with one of our qualified training managers whilst also shadowing our existing experienced staff on the runs and rota’s that you will be joining. This one to one support is pivotal when it comes to understanding the different routines and tasks that you’ll be undertaking when you join our localised teams. We’ve always felt its extremely important to support our staff on a one to one basis during this induction process because different people learn in different ways and this full week induction gives all our new staff the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the home carers role whilst also shadowing existing staff to learn the routines and details that each service user has.

Our values

Why work with us

We pride ourselves on the excellent training programme we offer to our Care Assistants. We run a full, tutor-led training programme which covers the mandatory training required to carry out the Carer’s role effectively and professionally.

Once we have completed interviews and reference and qualifications checks we offer all Care Assistants three days of tutor-led classroom training on key areas such as medication prompts and lifting and handling protocols. Our Care Assistants will then shadow experienced care assistants for two full days prior to starting work.

Our values

What we offer

Competitive pay – In all areas on a Full-time, Part-time and sessional contract basis.

Wellbeing support – 24/7 access to our care management team as well as regular team meetings and wellbeing events delivered by our training managers

Professional Development – The opportunity to gain SVQ qualifications to further develop your knowledge of the role as well as six monthly refresher training

Current job postings

Home Care Assistants - Dundee

Dundee & AngusFull time
Must drive and have access to your own vehicle! £13 per hour and £14 qualified per hour with SVQ2 - SHIFT PAYMENT!! Pension and accrued holiday pay Fortnightly pay Permanent contracts for both P/T & F/T with guaranteed hours Job security Ongoing training, personal and professional development, including SVQ Level 2/3 in Health and Social […]

Home Care Assistants - Perthshire & Kinross

Perth, Perthshire & KinrossFull time
We are recruiting Drivers as we need carer's to visit service users in their own homes Start to Finish Pay!!! £18.50 per hour START TO FINISH SHIFT PAY! Shift Pattern - 3 days on, 3 days off (7am-2pm and 4pm-10pm) Pension and accrued holiday pay Fortnightly pay Permanent contracts with guaranteed start to finish hours […]

Home Care Assistant - Perth Care at Home

CrieffFull time
Drivers Only! Start to Finish Pay!!! AM Shift 7am-2pm £98 un-qualified and £105 Qualified with SVQ2 PM Shift 4pm-10pm £84 un-qualified and £90 Qualified with SVQ2 What We Can Offer You £14 per hour and £15 qualified per hour with SVQ2 START TO FINISH SHIFT PAY! Pension and accrued holiday pay Fortnightly pay Permanent contracts for […]

Home Care Assistants

FifeFull time
VACANCIES ACROSS Dunfermline & Rosyth, Lochgelly, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy & Leven Must drive and have access to your own car! Start to Finish pay - £13.50 per hour and £14.50 qualified per hour with SVQ2 Mon-Fri Start to Finish pay £15.50 per hour and £16.50 qualified per hour with SVQ2 Sat - Sun Pension and accrued […]

Home Care Assistants - Falkirk

Falkirk AreasFull time
START TO FINISH PAY... Must Drive and have access to your own car! Runs in Boness, Grangemouth, Falkirk, Larbert, Polmont, Denny £14.50 per hour and £15.50 qualified per hour with SVQ2 Payment per Shift - £108.50 with SVQ2 Pension and accrued holiday pay Fortnightly pay Permanent contracts for both P/T & F/T with guaranteed hours […]

Home Care Assistant - South Queensferry

South QueensferryFull time
VACANCIES in South Queensferry and Kirkliston *NEW RATE* £14.50 and £15.50 (with SVQ2) Start to Finish What We Can Offer You £14 per hour and £15 qualified per hour with SVQ2 Pension and accrued holiday pay Fortnightly pay Permanent contracts for both P/T & F/T with guaranteed hours Job security Ongoing training, personal and professional […]

FAQs

1: What will my responsibilities be on a day-to-day basis?

As a home carer with Avenue you’ll be visiting our service users within your local area and typically assisting them with the following tasks; Medical administration prompts, personal care, meal preparation and housework, mobility requests – assisting service users mobility with the use of hoists and aids typically transferring them from beds and chairs to bathrooms and vice versa.  Avenue carers also support our service users with appointments and social engagements as well as assisting with palliative/end of life care.

2: Will I be working by myself or with other care staff?

Runs and rota’s differ in each of our areas depending on the service users requirements and we do facilitate individual care runs as well as full double up runs in all areas.  Typically there may be one or two “double-up” visits per shift.

3: What are the shift times and can Avenue work around other jobs/commitments?

Typically our morning shift starts at 7am and finishes at 2pm and our afternoon/back shift starts at 4pm and finishes at 10.30pm.  New staff are offered a contract that is based on their weekly availability so that you know when you’ll be working on a weekly basis, there is always the opportunity to pick-up extra shifts should that be desired.

4: Do I have to pay for any equipment or PPE for the roles?

No, all our staff are equipped with a uniform/rucksack which contains unique badge identification and also all the necessary PPR required for the role.  Additional PPE can be collected FOC from our localised offices.

5: What happens when the office closes at 5pm and at the weekends?

Avenue operate a 24/7 emergency on-call service whereby an experienced member of our care management team is always a phone call away to support and queries that staff need answered.  This service is activated midweek 5pm to 8.30am and all weekend should you need any assistance or re-assurance.

6: Do I have to do your in-house training/Induction programme?

Yes, we ask all new members of staff to complete this.  Our training managers cater for new staff that have had no care experience and also qualified staff that have a history of experience in social/home care.

7: What rotas do you have?

Our carers typically work on a two week fixed rota which means working every second weekend.  Avenue support Full-time, Part-time and sessional contracts for our staff.

8: Where will I be working?

Our carers work across the East of Scotland in localised areas.  Avenue commit to settling new care staff into the same rota/runs for a minimum of two months and we can also support carer relocations.

9: Do you pay for travel?

No, our carers pay for their own travel and we can support annual mileage claims to HMRC.

10: How soon can I start?

All our carers have to complete our induction training and get signed off by our recruitment team - completing necessary background and reference checks as well as award of a PVG from disclosure Scotland

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