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Care Assistant

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Care Assistant

The Home

Established in 1986, Browns Field House has 28 rooms with some suitable for couples. Seven of our rooms come with en-suite facilities and you will find walk in showers or assisted bathrooms on every floor. As a smaller house, we are very homely and our staff work hard to ensure that we offer a warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere. 

One of our main values is being involved in the community and we have established excellent links including using local suppliers to provide the house with fresh produce for our residents.

The Role

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.

Your days as a Care Assistant will be varied, interesting and rewarding. You’ll assist residents with washing, dressing, eating, drinking and getting around.  Importantly, you’ll help make them feel at home.  You’ll be respectful of residents’ choices; their dignity and independence, always. You’ll also be integral to developing residents Care Plans, which includes being aware of any specialist support needs.

Responsibilities

  • Assist clients with personal care tasks, such as washing, dressing, eating and toileting.
  • Assist in the safe lifting, transferring, repositioning and movement of clients.
  • Accompany clients to medical appointments.
  • Observe, monitor and record clients’ physical and emotional well-being, and promptly report any changes to senior staff.
  • Encourage clients to participate in social and recreational activities.

Pay & Benefits

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

  • Competitive pay, benchmarked annually.
  • 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a friend' scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Pay progression within role based on skills and contribution
  • 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
  • Striving for independent accreditation as a menopause friendly organisation
  • Opportunity to obtain Blue Light Card discounts

About You

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.  and you'll be passionate and committed to providing exceptional care to our residents, their families and friends.

How to apply

Click the link now and upload your CV and a covering letter to be considered for interview.

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