Compared to most care agencies carewatch is highly organised and offers better pay rates than most, even with 15p a mile travel money, don't forget you can claim the other 30p from hmrc!
All care jobs are long hours and you tend to work extra shifts as your colleagues go off sick so let the company down and the most important part of the job -the customers. If you give in your availability then the coordinators will work around this the best they can but bear in mind you will be asked to work extra hours to ensure that people are cared for at the end of the day not to benefit anybody else. Don't forget you can say no. Unfortunately, things happen, cars break down, children get sick, ambulances need to be called, whatever it is it will have a knock on effect to everyone so You need to be aware that rotas etc can change. You also can't expect carewatch to arrange for you to get to and from work as well as around your calls, it's your job so your responsibility to sort transport if you don't drive and have the decency to offer colleagues petrol money if they drive you around.
This is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do and if you are passionate about it you can succeed and progress within this company. They are supportive and helpful and people tend to forget that management also work long hours and have to go above and beyond alll the time to ensure the service is covered effectively. If you are reliable and dedicated then you will be rewarded.
customers, progression available, good pay rates, flexible hours
colleagues being unreliable