Care Assistant - Days
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.
Don’t worry if you have no experience - we’ll provide you with all the training you need. What’s more important is that you have a natural calling to care!
In return for your commitment, we offer a great pay and benefits package. This includes:
● 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays (pro rata)
● Opportunity to earn a QCF Level 2 qualification in Social Care
● Occupational sick pay scheme
● Company pension scheme
● Shop and save discounts
About the Company
Situated in West End, Southampton, Abbeyfield’s impressive new residential care home, Speedwell Court, offers three services – residential, dementia care and end of life care within exclusive surroundings finished to the highest specification.
Residents benefit from a range of delicious, nutritionally balanced menu choices in our dining rooms or café and daily stimulating activities from cookery workshops to local outings. A caring and fully trained team are dedicated to promoting every resident’s health and wellbeing and enjoyment of life in beautiful surroundings.
As an experienced General Manager of this home, I am committed to provide a high quality personal service tailored to meet our residents’ individual needs. I am supported by a great team of compassionate and devoted people who ensure that Speedwell Court feels like home to our residents, their family and friends.
I am so proud to lead such a new successful team where everyone’s ultimate goal is to work together to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. I share the same passionate goal as every valued member of my team of putting our residents first and treating them with respect and dignity.
If you’re after a rewarding role with lots of variety and feel that you can make a positive contribution to our team, we would be interested in hearing from you.
The Abbeyfield Society