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 position will include a mixture of Early (07:00-14:30) and Late (13:30-21:00) shifts and will include alternative weekends.
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:
● 29 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
Located in the village of North Weald Bassett, Cunningham House is our dementia-friendly residential care home based on the outskirts of Epping Forest. Our home has 54 bedrooms, 33 of which have en-suites. Residents can choose how they wish to fill their days, either by enjoying the peace and quiet in one of our libraries or participate in an exercise class with our home’s personal trainer. Our beautiful nautical themed garden is the best place for our residents to relax and enjoy the fresh air with their families or friends.
Each of our residents has a personalised care packaged provided by a senior member of our dedicated team who will work with them to ensure that their time with us is happy, safe and fulfilled. At Cunningham House we have introduced several initiatives to enhance the lives of our residents from hydration stations, ferrules checks and regular exercise classes.
Our two activities co-ordinators offer a wide engaging programme of activities in and outside of the home for our residents to enjoy, with weekly visits by a local hairdresser. Our friendly team are also on hand to help each and every resident continue to pursue their own hobbies at our home if they prefer. An honest and open culture is encouraged by our home manager amongst the team, who are supported with regular team meetings and ongoing up-to-date training.
As part of our team, you will have excellent opportunities to work with some amazing, caring people and give something back to our wonderful residents by enriching their lives.
If this sounds like somewhere where you would like to work, please do contact us.
The Abbeyfield Society