In care you can make an actual difference to someone’s life.

 

Choosing to work with us gives you an opportunity to make a real difference whilst working alongside other people who also really do care. Care really can be one of the most rewarding jobs, you connect with people every day, putting a smile on their faces and brightening their lives. Above all your visits mean that they can continue to live safely in their own homes.

You don’t need qualifications or industry experience to sign up, you just need a compassionate nature and a willingness to help others. There is plenty of time for training and all our branches have a supportive management team to make sure that you feel confident and sure in the care you provide.

How will I make a difference?

Elderly lady smiling

What makes Avanti different?

We aren’t like other companies, care for us doesn’t stop with the clients. We value, respect and look after the people that work for us. You are a lifeline to the clients you support and we want you to feel the same way they do. Valued, loved and cared for.

Don’t take our word for it… we encourage you to read all of our reviews on Indeed, here are a selection that we love:

We aren’t claiming to be perfect, we don’t get it right for everyone every time. Read our reviews on Indeed and you will see. BUT we do try, and above all if you communicate with us we do listen and try to help. We always want to do the best we can. 

We genuinely do care about our staff and understand that you need great support to do great work.

What are the pay and benefits?

We want our team to be the most caring, compassionate people and so we give the best possible package.

  • Top rates of pay:
    • £9.25 per hour during the day
    • £9.75 per hour at evenings and weekends
  • £1.80 visit payment (paid for every visit to cover travel time and expenses) 
  • Guaranteed hours for everyone (30 hours for Full-time, 20 hours for Morning/lunch, 15 hours for Tea/bed)
  • We pay for your induction training
  • Paid personal development training days each quarter
  • As you are a direct employee you get all of the usual employment benefits including 5.6 weeks paid holidays and a pension
  • We take care of all the costs to get you going – DBS checks and uniforms are all provided by us.
  • We keep travel between clients homes to a minimum and always make sure you have time to travel in your rota

What hours and shift patterns do we offer?

Every member of our care team has a contract with guaranteed hours. We have three different shift offerings, Early shifts, Late Shifts and Full Time. Visit our hours and shifts page to find out in detail what we offer.

What is a working day like?

You will have an app on your phone which will guide you to our elderly clients’ home.

Visits can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours (or sometimes even longer).

Once you arrive, the app on your phone will guide you in what care to provide:

  • Sometimes it’s just being there to be company and have a chat
  • Some people need help around the home
  • Personal care is frequently required (help with showering, using the bathroom, dressing, hair, nails etc)
  • Meal preparation of healthy cooked and cold meals
  • Helping with hobbies and activities to brighten peoples lives
  • Administering medication 

Your training with us will ensure that you understand how to provide exceptional care. As you progress with us, you will have ongoing training and be exposed to more advanced care requirements such as:

  • Dementia care
  • Specialist requirements (like caring for people with Parkinsons or who have had a stroke)
  • Palliative care

How will I be trained?

Our training is different to other companies, we focus on training because we understand that you need it to feel confident in providing quality care. You don’t need experience to start with us (although if you have that’s great), we provide all the training you need.

Visit our training page for an in-depth look at our training.

Training overview:

  • Your journey with us starts with your week of paid induction training at our Ilkeston branch covering all aspects of health and social care
  • During your induction week you will spend 2 days out in the field with our most experienced care staff (we call them Care Leaders) learning through seeing and doing
  • Once you have completed your induction you will be supported in the field by our Care Leaders and Managers
  • You will complete the Care Certificate during your first 3 months with us at our training centre
  • You will have ongoing specialist training as you progress with us through your first and second years
  • Want to progress your career? We offer opportunities to advance your career and achieve diploma qualifications

 

Here’s how some of our experienced care staff have compared our training to their previous companies:

Silhouette of an Avanti trainee

How will I be supported in the field?

We know that every care company claims that they are there to support you and it’s not always true,
but it’s something we make sure happens. Our managers really do pick up the phone, they go out to
support you in difficult situations and you’ll often see them out with you pitching in on care calls.
They care about you, your hours and your feedback about clients. We are one team.

  • Our managers are always on call during working hours and are always there to support you when you need it. 
  • We have super experienced care staff that we call “Care Leaders” that are also there to support you while working.
  • Each of our branches has a member of the management team whose job it is to drop in on clients and carers to see how they are doing, giving you the opportunity to check on any areas you are concerned about or to ask for guidance.
  • Our training department are available if you need to practice or understand something new.
  • Sometimes you just need a cup of tea and a chat, we understand that, just drop into your office and you’ll always have a listening ear.

What do our staff say about how they feel supported?

Here’s what our staff survey said about managers when we asked “What’s the best thing about working for Avanti?”

  • The support management in the office have given me when I′ve needed it, they′re always here for you.
  • The management are very kind and genuine, the job itself is rewarding
  • The management always listen to what you are saying, they really do try and do their best to make everybody happy which is really nice to see
  • Management seem to listen about any concerns I have regarding hours and service users and do act on it.
  • The management team in the office are amazing, I can′t give them enough credit. I can easily talk to them if I have any issues or concerns and these are almost always acted on quickly.
  • Management is amazing, they are out as much as they can be tying to ease our rotas and they listen to everything
  • Management always listen to what you have to say
  • The supportive management staff, specifically Delenn and Jody as they are extremely hard working and always keep positive/calm even when all the staff moan and everything is hectic.
  • Great support not by only the management at the long Eaton branch, but the staff you work with
  • Avanti is an extremely hard working company and I am very proud of all the management for trying their best and helping out when needed.
  • Management itself is amazing, they are out as much as they can be as well as doing their own job

What do I need to apply?

Takes around 10 minutes to complete the online application form or if you prefer to apply on Indeed please do it there. Both work for us.

  • No experience is required (we will train you)
  • A caring, patient and compassionate nature (it also helps if you like a chat).
  • A valid driving licence and your own car
  • A smartphone 
  • Be able to work every other weekend

If you want to just have a look at the form, go ahead, you can always come back later and fill it in.

 

The application form, you can fill it in on a mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop.