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Care Assistant

What Abbeyfield Offer You

At Abbeyfield, we are committed to rewarding our staff for their hard work. Our benefits include:

  • Competitive pay
  • 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays
  • Comprehensive induction,
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Company pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Shop and save vouchers

Abbeyfield People

You’ll schedule
visits to clients’ homes at the frequency and times as set out in individual Care Plans, ensuring
reliability, and prioritising the safety of clients and their homes, allowing them to maintain their dignity
and independence, with discretion. You’ll provide excellent physical and emotional care during your
visit, assessing all aspects of wellbeing. With a competitive salary and flexibility to suit your schedule.

We are looking for a compassionate and friendly Care Assistant to join our team at Abbeyfield
on a Permanent basis working Night shifts in the Malmesbury area. Where you can be at the
centre of our support enriching the lives of people in the comfort of their homes. With a
positive approach and friendly ethos, you’ll be the highlight of their day. At Abbeyfield, we
believe that great care starts with great people, and that's where you come in.

We are committed to providing the highest standards of care, and we believe that great care starts with great people. Are you a caring, compassionate and welcoming person, who understands the needs of older people and is respectful at all times? Are you comfortable communicating and collaborating with a wide range of people in varied situations as well as a strong and confident team player?

And because we take the wellbeing of our residents and staff very seriously, you won't be surprised that to work for us, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (other than in exceptional circumstances), and intend to have any further booster vaccinations that are made available.

About Abbeyfield

For over 60 years, Abbeyfield has been a charity that provides housing for elderly people across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for our residents through excellent accommodation in a stimulating environment to help maintain a socially active life.

Abbeyfield is more than a home; it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family. Our core behaviours are to be welcoming to everyone, celebrate the positives, work collaboratively, take responsibility, and be adaptable to changing circumstances.

Best of all, we’re a charity, meaning that the interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.

Your role at Abbeyfield

Assisting with day to day responsibilities, including dressing, eating, washing etc. ensuring their personal needs are met, undertaking any household domestic duties such as shopping.

Assisting with mobility where required by, ensuring adherence to safe systems. You will promote the taking of and/or directly administer prescribed medication in line with procedure where necessary collecting prescriptions and medications from a local pharmacy.

Other duties may require helping clients prepare for and get ready for outings, day trips, events and/or to accompany them, providing a safe happy and memorable environment. If a client becomes unwell during your visit, you may need to arrange for a GP to attend if required, and inform next of kin and the Care Home Coordinator.

Developing long lasting relationships with clients and families, sensitive to their needs and providing excellent emotional support continuously.

● Experienced in a similar role within a health or social care setting, and are Level 2 care qualified
or equivalent would be an advantage, however if you embody the skills we are after and passion
for caring for seniors we would love to hear from you. We can provide you with training!
● A great verbal and written communicator of all levels, able to empathise and communicate clearly
interacting with a variety of people in a calm demeanour and accurate record keeping.
● A full clean driving licence, with access to your own car.
● A great supportive team player with a can do approach.
● Our domiciliary carers are needed to have high levels of initiative, you must be able to work alone
remotely under minimum supervision, prioritising your own workload and time accordingly and
managing expectations during changing circumstances.
● This role requires an enhanced DBS check, to be renewed every 3 years.

A Great Place to Work

Built in 2017 to a high standard, Burnham Court is our latest flagship Independent living home  located in the market town of Malmesbury with excellent transport links via road and bus.  Our home offers 49 beautifully furnished, modern Independent Living apartments which residents can either rent or own, whilst being part of a friendly and active community. A domiciliary care at home service is also available should residents require additional support to lead a more fulfilled, independent life.

At Burnham Court our residents can enjoy the privacy of their own apartment, combined with the fantastic communal facilities which include a hair salon, nail bar, an activities room, restaurant and landscaped gardens.

Our team of experienced staff treat our residents with care and compassion and are very responsive to our residents’ changing needs. Every team member is valued and are themselves highly regarded and supported through regular learning and development to ensure their roles are carried out to the highest standards.

A warm and welcoming environment exists within our home where our willing team are always on hand to provide whatever help our residents need, from personal care to shopping. Our work ethic is always to put our people first and to treat everyone with the respect and kindness that they deserve.

If it’s the little things that matter to you and this mirrors your own values, we would love to hear from you.  For more information about Burnham Court, please click here.

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