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Advanced Community Care Worker

Optimum Care - Domiciliary Home Care Northern Ireland

JOB: Community Care Worker

Ballymena/ Antrim



per hour


Block Pay


Company Car


Joining Bonus

Job Type:




Annual Leave:

5.6 weeks Pro Rata

Ballymena/Antrim areas: 

  • Ballymena
  • Antrim
  • Crumlin
  • Kells
  • Moorfields
  • Broughshane
  • Martinstown
  • Clough
  • Cullybackey
  • Gracehill
  • Galgorm
  • Ahoghill
  • Portglenone
  • Randalstown
  • Toomebridge

& surrounding areas. 

Your Benefits :

£150 Joining Bonus

Excellent Pay Rate - £13.20 per hour

Enhanced Holiday Rates - up to £26.40ph

Access to a company car

Permanent Contract

Free Uniform

Paid Training

Access to Employee Mental Health Support Line

Daily support from the office team

Career Progression Opportunities

Company Pension

*Please note we reserve the right to close this advertisement early. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Community Care - Real Living Wage Employer Northern Ireland

Job Ref: 24OPTC16/BA

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We are seeking to recruit an Advanced Community Care Worker to join our team to cover the Ballymena & Antrim area.  The successful candidate will be required to facilitate and deliver intermediate domiciliary care for clients being discharged from hospital or other intermediate care setting to their own homes.

General Duties

  • Adapt practice to changing needs of clients.
  • Ensure that issues arising with a care plan or client condition are reported contemporaneously to key service management personnel and multi-disciplinary team
  • Adhere to company confidentiality policy
  • Complete good quality records in accordance with company standards
  • Welcome new staff, lead by example, and promote a team working culture
  • Maintain a high level of attendance at work
  • Answer calls from your co-ordinator/line manager and respond to messages immediately ensuring you have a working mobile phone at all times
  • Maintain a flexible approach to your rota which may require change at short notice
  • Follow the out-of-hours on-call procedure appropriately and participate in care worker ‘stand-by’ on an occasional and rotational basis.
  • Assist On-Call in an advisory capacity as requested in regard to securing cover for shifts and any other adverse events.
  • Develop professional rapport with multi-disciplinary team members involved in service user care.

Shift Patterns

  • Day Shift: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (guaranteed 10.25 hours paid)
  • Evening Shift: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (5 hours paid)

Company Car 

For this role, we provide a company-branded vehicle to deliver this service.  This will have no impact on your salary or your financial circumstances outside of the role.

Essential Criteria

  • 1 year of paid care experience working in a care setting
  • Full driving license
  • Mobile phone


  • £150 joining bonus after 3 months in your role 
  • £13.20 per hour + enhanced holiday rates (Block Pay)
  • Guaranteed hours (no zero-hour contract)
  • Access to a company car
  • Paid training
  • Free uniform
  • Access to Employee Mental Health Support line 
  • No upfront cost for your Access NI
  • Daily support from the office team
  • Company Pension 

Apply Now 

If you think you’d like this role, please fill in the application form below to apply.

We are an equal opportunities employer. 

We are delighted you want to be part of our team!

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