Working at Leaf Care Services

Leaf Care Services is a local provider of care with high standards. As an established provider of care for Homecare Services, Care Homes and Live in Care Services there are a range of job opportunities on offer. As an employee you will receive support at work, guidance in career development and job opportunities, access to free qualifications leading to an established career in the health and social care sector.

Benefits

› Flexible working patterns

› Competitive salaries

› Dedicated Seniors and Assessors

› We get to know you and your strengths

› Career development

› Guaranteed Work

Career Choice

› A stepping stone to a career in the health and social care profession

› We offer Government Standard Apprenticeships in health and social care at our own training centre; Roots Training Services. Earn whilst you learn.

 Join our team

› Work and train to gain the necessary skills to become an excellent carer

› See the benefits of your work… ‘I helped a women with dementia stay living at home’…’I felt proud of what I did today’.

Free induction training

You will need to undertake standard induction Care Certificate training before you begin work. We hold regular training sessions to make it an easier choice to join Leaf and so you feel confident in doing your job.

I’ve been a carer for 6 years. The flexible hours means I can raise my daughter and have a career. Every day brings a new challenge and my proudest achievement is knowing I’ve helped people with dementia stay at home. I want to stay in the sector and work towards a senior role, Leaf have given me lots of support and training to help me get there.

Lauren – Care Worker

Home Care careers

Leaf is always looking for enthusiastic, reliable and compassionate new carers to join our team.

The high quality care service that we provide relies on the commitment of our staff to making a positive difference in local communities and individual lives by providing care and support for people within their own homes. We provide fulfilling and rewarding opportunities within our range of available roles.

Working as a carer for Leaf Care includes managing a range of responsibilities, supporting people in their own homes and helping them to remain independent. You will be performing tasks such as helping with personal care, overseeing medication, supporting meal times, helping with errands and providing companionship.

We are hiring both experienced and non-experienced carers to join our established teams. We will provide you with all the training you need as well as regular opportunities for further training. We also offer opportunities for progression, variation and specialisms within your role as a carer and within the health and social care sectors.

We have a number of branches of home care teams across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Home Care coverage
Our customers are based in the following areas and supported by our local branches.

North Norfolk Branch

North Norfolk Team
North Walsham, Cromer, Sheringham, Holt, Walcott, Mundesley, Stalham and surrounding areas.

Broadland Team
Aylsham, Cawston, Marsham, Horstead, Horsham St Faith, Coltishall, Spixworth and surrounding areas.

Norwich Branch

Broadland Team
Sprowston, Drayton, Taverham, Horsford, Hellesdon and surrounding areas.

Norwich Team
All areas of Norwich.

South Norwich Team
Cringleford, Eaton, Keswick, New Costessey, Costessey and surrounding areas.

Eastern Branch

Great Yarmouth Team 1
Great Yarmouth, Caister on Sea, Potter Heigham, Filby, Hickling, Catfield, Martham, Hemsby and surrounding areas.

Great Yarmouth Team 2
Gorleston, Bradwell, Belton, Hopton and surrounding areas.

Suffolk Team
Lowestoft, Beccles, Bungay and surrounding areas.

Ixworth Branch

Norfolk Team
Thetford, Diss & surrounding areas

Suffolk Team
Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds & surrounding areas

Home Care Q&A’s

What is the Recruitment process?

We undertake thorough recruitment processes as you will be working in people’s homes. We will carry out an interview either face to face or via skype, we will invite you to our induction training which we offer at various locations and we even have a residential training centre where you can stay free of charge during the training events. We will need to do a full DBS check and obtain 2 professional references. Your recruitment link worker will support you with your application to Leaf Care Services.

Does the work level change?

We have care plans and risk assessments for all our customers which provides you with a guide for all work.

Is there support available to me when I work as a carer?

On Joining Leaf Care, you will be assigned an area manager who will provide you with ongoing support which includes mentoring and coaching to carry out your job.

Do I need to be able to drive?

We offer a range of positions as we support people in lots of locations, this means we hire both drivers and walkers.

Is the work flexible?

You will work in a team to provide your role, we have different types of work on offer within the teams to support your lifestyle choices and work you require.

Is there training available to further my career?

We offer a complete range of in-house training opportunities which include Diplomas and Apprenticeships in health and social care- see Roots Training for more information.

 

What work is available?

We cover a wide range of locations across Norfolk and Suffolk and we have established teams in these areas.  We have an excellent reputation within the areas we cover and we are the provider of choice for Private Clients, Social Services and the NHS. We have built up our reputation to our customers by offering our staff a number of benefits to help them do a good job. Our work is flexible which means you work when you want to work.

Home Care application form

Register your interest in becoming a community carer.

Live-in Care careers

Live-in Care involves living away from home and attracts a number of different people from the UK and overseas.

Leaf Live-in services offer excellent employment packages which involve flexible working and access to specialist training in health and social care:

› Excellent training programme by qualified trainers in health and social care.

› You receive a dedicated link worker to support your application with Leaf Live-in, they offer full support with all the recruitment processes which are especially helpful if you are applying from other areas in the UK or overseas.

› There is a residential training centre which offers face to face training, free board and lodgings, you will have your own bedroom and access to showers and kitchen facilities during the training programme.

› Online Induction Care Certificate training courses from any location.

› Ongoing professional development with direct access to qualifications in Health & Social Care and Adult Care at Roots Training Services
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› Flexible working and a range of employment packages to suit you
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› A range of working patterns to suit, from one week to longer-term placements.

› Extra payments for couple care.

› Further your career.

Live-in care is the ideal arrangement for people who want:

› To work or gain experience of working in a field supporting people with additional needs

› A job which can combine with their lifestyle such as studying, travelling or who live away from UK

› Get free board and lodgings whilst at placement reducing the cost of living whilst working in the UK

Live-in Care Q&A’s

We recruit experienced and non- experienced carers to join this team as we provide a full training programme and support plan for all our carers. The work ranges from companionship care to complex care which means we can provide you with work to suit your skills.

Is there training prior to working?

There are weekly training events at various locations including residential training centres where you can stay free of charge.  The initial training runs for 2-3 days and you have to attend the training to begin working for Leaf Live-in Services.

An alternative to the residential training, there is an  on-line induction training courses accessible via our online training services.

Is there the option for on going development?

We employ many different people who want to further their career in health and social care professions.  We provide in house training and have opportunities for funded places for our carers which means you get free training whilst you work.  We have supported people go on to become nurses, doctors and social workers or who have furthered their careers in health care such as nursing assistants, social work assistants, emergency services, mental health workers and many more.

Are there regular breaks and time off?

Leaf Live-in will ensure that the carer receives adequate rest breaks and that the client allows the carer an uninterrupted break of 2 hours a day, during which time the carer is entitled to rest or sleep in private or leave the premises.

 

Are there work patterns?

We have work from one week to longer term placements.  We offer working times such as one week on, two weeks on two weeks off, three weeks on one week off, six weeks on four weeks off, longer term placements, term time placements and holiday cover.

What will be my first placement?

Your dedicated link worker at Leaf Live-in will complete a matching process based on your skills, areas and shifts choices. We can offer you further training to increase your skills which include dementia care, end of life care, brain injury support, stoke awareness to name a few. At your first placement your link worker will ensure you are settled in your first placement and understand the remits of your job. We will contact you on a weekly basis to check on the job. You will receive you own board and lodgings together with food allowances. Most of the bedrooms are fitted with TV and access to Wi-fi.

 

Is the work guaranteed?

We have work for all our Live-in applicants.  We support a range of people within our Live-in services across the UK.

Live-in Care application form

Register your interest in becoming a Live-in carer.*

*Right to work in the UK must be evidenced.

Care Home careers

Care Home Jobs at Ixworth Court Care Home

Leaf Care Homes is looking for residential care workers to work in the specialist Dementia Care Home in Ixworth. Full training and support are provided for all job roles.

We are soon to open our latest new development within Leaf Care Services, our purpose built care home in the Eastern Region of the UK. Mildred Stone House will provide full-time care and accommodation for 40 residents. It will have state of the art facilities offering en-suite rooms, therapy and treatment rooms, hairdressers, hydro therapy equipment, restaurant, coffee shops and bar.

Care home Locations

Ixworth

Ixworth Court Care Home
Peddars Close
Ixworth
IP31 2HD

Great Yarmouth

Mildred Stone House
Lawn Avenue
Gt Yarmouth
NR30 1QS

Care Home Q&A’s

What is the Recruitment process?

You will receive a thorough recruitment processes as you will be working with vulnerable adults. This involves interviews either face to face or via skype, induction training at the care home. Recruitment checks involving a DBS check and 2 professional references.

Your recruitment link worker will support you with your application to Leaf Care Services.

Is there support available to me when I work as a carer?

On Joining Leaf Care, you will be assigned a house manager who will provide you with ongoing support which includes mentoring and coaching to carry out your job.

What are my job roles?

The care is provided in small group living houses.  The residents are supported by you the carer to live their lives, you will need to provide support in the following areas, personal care, health care monitoring, encouragement of daily routines, shopping at the onsite shop, planning daily meals, cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing, chatting & entertaining.

What support do I receive?

You receive daily support by the registered manager, the senior carers, head cook, facilities manager, medication champions and social behaviour coach.

Visiting health care professionals including nurses, GPs and occupational therapists.

Is the work flexible?

Shifts are Morning, Evening and Night Shifts with a commitment to alternative weekend working. Full time, part time and shift work available.

Is there training available to further my career?

There is a range of in-house training opportunities which include Diplomas and Apprenticeships in Adult Care Level 2 to Level 5 management qualifications see Roots Training for more information.

Jobs available at Leaf Care Services are carer, senior carer, champions, care manager and social coaches.

What work is available?

Leaf Care Services covers a wide range of locations across Norfolk and Suffolk with established teams in these areas. Leaf Care Services has an excellent reputation with services provided to private clients, NHS and social care. The work is flexible which means you work when you want to work and there are a number of benefits available to our teams.

The Care home is situated in Ixworth, Suffolk.

Care Home application form

At present we have no vacancies in our care home teams. Register your interest for a job in our residential care home.

Overseas Carers

We employ carers who have not worked in the UK before. We find that people have a lot of care experience from their life back home – either in a personal or professional setting and want to use their skills whilst experiencing life in the UK. The Live-in team is an ideal choice.

We employ carers who are travelling across Europe and are looking for work during gap years, or holiday time whilst studying in the UK.  The Live-in team is an ideal choice as it allows you the flexibility to work in between your other commitments.

Carers who live in Europe
We employ carers who live overseas and travel to their placements in the UK from addresses in Europe. We provide care from 2 weeks to longer-term placements and this allows you to work and live outside of the UK.

Recruitment for Overseas Carers – Leaf Live-in Recruitment makes it as easier
You will have a link worker at Leaf Live-in who can support your application and offer expert advice and guidance taking you through the training needs, and getting you ready for your first placement.

Online induction training courses so you can access the training required to do the job as well as a residential training centre where you can stay whilst you complete your training required to do the job, free accommodation and training in the UK.

You will need:

› The right to work in the UK

› Proof of identification: Passports/ EU Identity Card

› A UK national insurance number, or the ability to obtain one, we can apply for a temporary national insurance number

› Monies to travel to the training centre

› Ability to open or have a UK bank account so we can pay you, we can support you with this and some high street banks offer this from overseas

 

 

 

Overseas Carers Q&A’s

To apply for this job you must be legally allowed to work in the UK. You can check this by checking the following link. So if you are from another country you will need to ensure you meet all the necessary requirements.

What are the language requirements?

You will need to speak and understand English to a high standard and be able to record basic written data entry during your work placements.

Will there be background checks?

We can only employ you if we satisfy our legal checks which include a Police check, so you will need to tell us if you have any previous criminal convictions, cautions or reprimands.  We will need to apply for 2 professional references to support your application.

Will I need a UK bank account?

We need to pay you direct into a UK bank account on behalf of our clients.  You will need to set up a UK bank account either before or on arrival to the UK.  We can forward some helpful information about how to do this before you arrive or when you arrive for your training we can give you a letter showing our UK address which you will need to open an account.

Do I need a UK National Insurance Number?

Everyone needs a UK National Insurance Number to work in the UK. To start with, we can put you on a temporary national insurance number. You will need to get your National Insurance number within 1-2 months. To get one you will need to make an appointment at your local benefits office or job centre who will conduct a short interview and you will need to show them your right to work. Before arriving check you may have a NI number printed on the back of your biometric residence permit.

 

Staff Vacancies

We are always looking out for people passionate about care.

 

If you interested in applying for a job with Leaf Care Services and would like to know more on current vacancies, please fill the below or call 01603 661511.

Keep your independence, call today:

0844 561 6711

Head Office

 

4 St Benedicts Norwich
Norfolk NR2 4HH

Tel 01603 633110
Email info@leafcareservices.co.uk

 

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