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Advanced Community Care Worker

Optimum Care - Domiciliary Home Care Northern Ireland

JOB: Community Care Worker

East Belfast



per hour


Block Pay




Joining Bonus

Job Type:

Full or Part-time



Annual Leave:

5.6 weeks Pro Rata

Your Benefits :

£500 Joining Bonus

Excellent Pay Rate - £13.80 per hour

30p per mile mileage

Enhanced Holiday Rates - up to £27.60ph

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. 

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Job Ref: 24OPTB16

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We are seeking to recruit an Advanced Community Care Worker to join our team to cover the East Belfast 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)

Essential Criteria

  • 1 year of domiciliary care experience
  • Full driving license and access to a car
  • Mobile phone


  • £500 Joining Bonus – after 3 months in your role
  • £13.80 per hour + enhanced holiday rates (Block Pay)
  • Guaranteed hours (no zero-hour contract)
  • 30p per mileage (paid monthly) 
  • 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, or contact our recruitment department for an application form: 

  • T: 028 9180 1197
  • E: recruitment@optimumcaregroup.co.uk 

We are an equal opportunities employer. 

Please note: Applicants within the last 6 months need not re-apply. 

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

Please fill in the application form below to apply now:

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