kingston Carewatch vacancy

Carewatch Kingston & Merton Vacancy

Care and Support Worker

We are a family run office who value each and every one of our staff members and we are looking to add another team member to continue deliver quality service to our clients. We have seen an increase in demand for our services

We require a Care and Support worker to join our friendly team to undertake Care/Support work with the sensitivity required to provide services in a way which will preserve the dignity, privacy, choice, independence, fulfillment and rights of Customers and users of our services.

If you fit our requirements below, please apply;

Person Specification

*You MUST live within 30 mins of Kingston*

Able to show a high level of initiative and empathy when working with Customers. To be able to communicate at all levels effectively and to be able to recognise changes in Customer’s needs or circumstances. To be able to travel within a community setting and have flexibility and reliability.

Function: Support/Care

Location: Field Based

Reports to: Registered Manager and Field Care Supervisor

Direct ReportsNone

Criminal Record

Check status: Enhanced DBS Check


Delivering the Highest Standard Of Quality Care To All Customers

  • To support customers to lead as independent a life as possible
  • To provide personal care support to customers as detailed in their Care/Support Plan
  • To adhere to the requirements laid out in the ‘needs led’ Risk Assessment and Care/Support Plans and ensuring that the customer lives as safely as possible in their own homes
  • To prepare meals, ensuring a balanced diet, undertake household and cleaning tasks, social interaction and any other tasks outlined in the Care/Support Plan
  • To dress appropriately for the post in accordance with the Company Dress Code
  • To develop good communication and develop effective working relationships with customers and users of our service
  • Be willing to work within a Customers own home, accepting difference environments and varying capabilities of customers

To encourage customers independence, while ensuring dignity, choice and respect at all times

  • To attend and participate in case conferences and reviews as and when required
  • To alert Managers/Field Care Supervisors/Company Office Staff to any changes in the customer’s condition or circumstances
  • Take responsibility for the safe handling of property and equipment belonging to the Customer.
  • Be available and willing to undertake any other tasks specified by line management relevant to the role and to the needs of the Customers.
  • To communicate effectively with all peer groups

Occasionally, you may be required to;

  • Undertake other duties as requested by your Line Manager

Essential Skills

  • Good comprehension of the English language
  • Ability to recognise poor practice
  • Understanding of the principles of Empowerment
  • Working Knowledge of the Safeguarding Process
  • Ability to recognise and report hazards
  • Able to carry out moving and positioning techniques
  • Ability to show empathy
  • Accurate Record Keeping
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Ability to work alone

Desirable Skills | Qualifications

  • QCF Level 2 in Health and Social Care
  • Understanding of Supporting people to live independently
  • Specialist Training – Various
  • Ability to speak on behalf of others

Behavioural Competencies

  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Self-Development
  • Quality Focused
  • People Skills

Suggested Performance Measures

  • Timekeeping and Punctuality
  • Work Attendance

Additional Requirements

  • If you are a driver you must provide a copy of your full and accurate Driving Licence together with a copy of the relevant Business Insurance

Reference ID: CW-TOG-App-W1

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £10.00-£10.75 per hour


  • 8 Hour Shift

COVID-19 considerations:
We provide PPE to ensure all staff are protected and are taking every precaution in regards to COVID-19.


  • Kingston upon Thames, Greater London (Required)

The application form plays a vital role in the selection process, both in deciding whether or not you will be shortlisted for an interview and as a basis for the interview itself. It is therefore important to address the Person Specification by relating it to your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, which are relevant to the job.

The following advice should help you to complete the application form as effectively as possible.

The Job Description

  • The job description details what sort of duties you would be expected to carry out
  • Ask yourself why you are interested in the job
  • Would it be a good career move – perhaps to broaden your general work experience or to support the sort of work you might want to undertake as a career

The Person Specification

  • The person specification will list the skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience required. You should provide evidence that you have these on your application form
  • Explaining your present and previous jobs to someone else may help to uncover “hidden” skills, that you take for granted
  • Consider any relevant experience you have acquired outside work such as community/voluntary/leisure interests/care for family

Your Employment History

  • Write out your career history: do not go into too much detail but make sure that you explain the main responsibilities of the most relevant jobs that you have had
  • Check that the dates are correct and in the right order and make sure there are no gaps.

(Use an extra page if there is not enough room for you)

Other Information Section

  • You should refer to the person specification and try to provide evidence of how you meet each requirement
  • Your form should be written in a concise, well-organised and positive way
  • Specify your own responsibilities rather than those of your organisation or Company

Sign the Form

  • This can sometimes be overlooked – please make sure you sign the form

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  • If there is a date/time by which you must return the form, please make sure you send it so that it is received on time and does not delay the recruitment process.

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