Care Assistant - Bank
Abbeyfield is a charity for elderly people, providing housing to more than 7,000 residents across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance our residents’ quality of life through high quality accommodation in a stimulating environment, maintaining a socially active life.
We’re committed to providing the highest standards of care to our residents, and we believe that great care starts with great people. The interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do.
Abbeyfield is more than a home; it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family. Are you ready to be a part of it?
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
The Ideal Candidate
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.
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.
About the Company
Renovated in 2015, Halcyon House is our residential care home in Formby, close to local transport links and amenities. It offers 31 single, en-suite bedrooms with various communal lounges where our residents can enjoy spending time with their family and friends overlooking the peaceful courtyard garden and fish pond.
At Halcyon House, our staff team is encouraged to build caring, positive relationships with our residents. Activities play an important role by enhancing our residents’ quality of life by providing a varied range of social activities from games to exercise classes through interaction with our compassionate team. We also pride ourselves on the quality of our catering services where our cook prepares daily fresh home-cooked meals for our residents.
There is a calm and relaxed atmosphere in our home where residents receive excellent quality care and family and friends have confidence in the care we provide their loved ones. Staff feel motivated and valued and are knowledgeable in their own role.
In return you can look forward to a role that offers flexibility and support with regular up to date training and supervision to effectively carry out your role. If you possess a kind and caring nature and have the desire to be part of our outstanding team, then a career at our home could just be for you.
If you’d like to work for a home that genuinely cares, please do get in touch.
For more information about Halcyon House, please click here.
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