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Care Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What Abbeyfield Offer You

In line with your casual (bank) worker assignment agreement, we offer competitive pay that is in line with those of our employed staff in similar roles.  And depending on how many hours you work, you will accrue leave at an equivalent rate of 31 days paid leave in a full calendar year, inclusive of bank/public holidays (pro rata).

To carry out this role, you will be provided with mandatory training to get you started, as part of a comprehensive induction.  To work for us in future assignments, you will be expected to keep your mandatory training up to date.

Abbeyfield People

Are you sensitive, empathetic and love to care for others? Do you enjoy building meaningful relationships and making a real difference? If that sounds like you, we think you’ll fit right in at Abbeyfield!  Whether you’re new to the world of care or looking to retrain, we’re looking for people to join our growing team of care assistants.

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

As one of our highly valued carers, you'll be at the front line of care delivery. You’ll help residents with their individual care needs such as personal care, medical care and following social interests. You’ll build a special bond with each resident and give professional and emotional support during difficult times such as periods of illness.

You just know exactly how to make the residents feel as comfortable as possible and put a smile on their faces. Above all, you’ll treat residents with kindness, respect and compassion, ensuring each individual has a choice and feeling of self worth

A Great Place to Work

Located in the market town of Amersham, Mansil House is our supported accommodation for older people built in 1977.  

Our home consists of 13 rooms, all have ensuites and kitchenettes. We have a very comfortable lounge so there is always somewhere for our residents to sit with their families and friends and a pretty well-maintained garden for them to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.  Other facilities include a visiting mobile hairdresser and chiropodist and for the less mobile, we offer a lift and two assisted bathrooms.

Our wide range of activities, such as coffee mornings and craft sessions, are led by our passionate and engaging team who have a positive impact on our residents’ lives.  There is also a fabulous team of volunteers who help out too offering lifts into town and organising outings for our residents.

Every member of our warm-hearted team plays a vital role in continuously supporting our residents to improve their quality of care and wellbeing.  We are proud to invest in our team throughout their career with learning programmes and continual professional development opportunities.

If this matches your own values and you would like to know more about being part of this successful team, please do get in touch.

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