Working for Us

We are always looking to attract new people to come and work with us, who share our enthusiasm and commitment to making every day a positive experience for the people we care for.

We offer competitive rates of pay and a supportive team environment. No two days are ever the same, and although the work can be challenging, it is intensely rewarding, bringing lots of laughter and satisfaction.

Our staff should all:

  • share and uphold our values
  • put people first as part of a person-centred model of care
  • be flexible and patient
  • understand the big, holistic picture of people’s needs and lives
  • be risk aware but not risk averse
  • be keen to listen, learn and train

We are currently actively recruiting for dedicated Support Workers with vacancies within our day opportunities setting, based in Norton Canes with some hours supporting people in the community during evenings and weekends.

Qualifications

Although a Level 3 QCF (NVQ) qualification in Health and Social Care is desirable, it is not essential. We offer in-house training up to Level 5, supporting staff right through to management and leadership levels.

Apprenticeships

We are also a training provider for the Apprenticeship scheme, open to young people aged 16-24. We work in partnership with organisations such as Aspiration Training to provide employment alongside skills training and education. You’ll earn a wage with us, and we’ll help you work towards your Level 2 QCF (NVQ) qualification in Health and Social Care.

Specialist courses and training

We will often tailor your training to reflect and better support the unique needs of an individual you work with, i.e. providing training in Huntington’s, Dysphasia, etc.

We also offer all staff regular, formal and independent in-house training in the following areas:

All staff


– QCF (NVQ) training
(up to Level 2 for Apprentices or Level 3 for other staff)
– Safeguarding
– The Mental Capacity Act
– Deprivation of Liberty
– Autism
– Record Keeping
– Confidentiality
– Medication Administration
– Person-Centred Care
– Challenging Behaviour
– Supporting People with a Learning Disability
– Mental Health Awareness
– Learning Disability & Dementia
– Makaton
– PECS


– Communicating Effectively
– Continence Promotion
– Consent Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
– Diversity & Equality
– Advanced Epilepsy
– V.N.S. (Epilepsy)
– Buccal Midazolam Administration
– HACCP
– Food Hygiene
– Emergency First Aid
– Defibulator
– Infection Control
– Moving & Handling
– Nutrition & Diet
– Health & Safety



Management and Supervisory Roles
as above, plus:

– QCF (NVQ) Level 5
– Supervision & Appraisal
– Train the Trainer
– Risk Assessment


– Assessing Need
– Care Planning
– Moving and Handling Assessment


Award Winning Employer

In December 2016, Catherine Care beat 500 other employers across England and Wales to be named Aspiration Training’s ‘Employer of the Year’.

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Sharron & Jim receive the employer award on behalf of Catherine Care

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CPD – Continuing Professional Development

We see learning and training as an important and ongoing process for all our staff. We review skills regularly and keep updated records of all our training on the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) as part of our commitment to transparent high standards.

Current Vacancies

Catherine Care are now RECRUITING.

We provide support and meaningful opportunities to a range of adults with additional support needs, including learning disabilities, complex health needs and autism, to help individuals achieve their goals and fulfilling and meaningful lives. We have vacancies within our day opportunities setting, based in Norton Canes with some hours supporting people in the community during evenings and weekends.

We are looking for dedicated Support Workers to join our dedicated and caring team. Experience is an advantage but positive ethos, attitude, and passion for providing gold standard care is essential and all training is provided. Applicants must hold a full driving license and successful applicants will be subject to DBS and reference checks.

If you would like to know more about the types of activities the people we support participate in please see our “Catherine Care” Facebook page or call Kelly for an informal chat.

Read the Job Description.

Hours: 36 hours
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £9 per hour

If you’re interested in working for us or have any questions, please get in touch for a chat.