About us

St Anthony of Padua Community Association was established over 30 years ago by the local community to support the people of Walker. Over the years we have grown and are now supporting people across the east end of the city.

We are a charitable not for profit organisation with a strong value base. We provide services for and with the community we serve to support continuing independence including daycare, supported house, home care and youth provision.

Our ethos is based on respect and dignity for those we serve and for those who work for us and are committed to ensuring the highest quality of service to meet individual need.


Current Vacancies

If you are interested in delivering quality care and making a difference to the lives of older people and those with disabilities within our community, we would ask that you consider joining our team. St Anthony of Padua Community Association is an Equal Opportunities employer.


Care Workers

Through our continued growth as a leading care provider in the East End of Newcastle we are recruiting for Care Workers to join our dynamic Home Care team working across Walker, Walkergate, Byker, Jesmond and Heaton . As a charitable organisation we continually re-invest in our staff ensuring that we offer the best terms and conditions that we can and we do this in partnership and consultation with staff.

  • The rate of pay in currently under review with a new offer starting which will be above the National Living Wage of £7.50 per hour. Trustees will be announcing the new rates by .
  • Guaranteed hours contracts
  • Enhanced Bank Holiday Rates
  • Uniform provided
  • Paid 2 week induction period including opportunities for shadowing
  • Ongoing training and development including NVQs
  • Regular staff support including supervision and appraisal
  • Travel costs reimbursed including mileage
  • Smart phones provided for work purposes
  • Welcoming staff base with complimentary refreshments

Our Care Workers are an integral part of our community and play an essential role in helping people continue to live independently in their own homes for as long as is possible.

As a Care Worker you will visit Service Users in their homes to undertake a range of tasks as outlined in the individual personal care plan which has been developed with the Service User. The range of tasks you will undertake will vary from visit to visit, but will include activities such as cleaning, cooking, shopping, support with personal care, administration of medication and/or accompanying service users to get out and about within the community. The service runs seven days a week all year round from 7.00am – 11.00pm. We provide mobile devices to support communications including confirmation of staff rotas.

We are looking for:

  • people who are caring and committed to supporting people to live independently
  • people who enjoy people and who are paitent and kind
  • people who treat people with dignity and respect
  • people with good communication skills and committed to providing high standards of care

Interested?

Ideally you will have some previous experience in providing personal care, but this isn’t essential, what is essential is that you want to work in care services. We understand the importance of full training (even for those with experience) and all new recruits undertake a two week induction programme, including job shadowing, to ensure that you are confident and understand the requirements of the role.

You can apply here by downloading and completing our application form. You may also download the job specification and our person specification.


Volunteering

We offer a range of volunteering opportunities within the organisation, these range from practical support with domestic chores to assisting older people to participate in the activities on offer at the day centre. We also provide office based volunteering opportunities.

Volunteering is a great way to support your local community whilst gaining new skills yourself. All volunteers undergo rigorous recruitment and vetting proceedures to ensure they are suitable for working with vulnerable adults and are fully trained and supported.

Please contact us if you would like to offer your support.

Apprenticeships

St Anthony's recognises the contribution young people can offer within the work place and we regularly provide work experience for school and college students and work placements for Northumbria University social workers.

We also provide a range of apprenticeship opportunities in partnership with local colleges. Please call us for further details.