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Care Assistant

Job Introduction

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?

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Role Responsibility

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!

Package Description

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

Listed as one of the expert recommended Top 3 Retirement Villages in Malmesbury by Three Best Rated, Burnham Court offers a modern, safe and lively environment for our residents with views of the Malmesbury Hills.  Just a short walk away from the town centre of we also benefit from an excellent local bus service should you wish to travel further afield.

Opened in 2017, this newly built complex has 49 one and two bedroom beautifully decorated apartments.  In addition, our residents can join our extensive range of activities from bingo to carpet bowls, together with the fantastic facilities of a hair salon and treatment room on offer.  We have plenty of opportunity for our residents to spend time together in our communal lounge and dining areas, or in our vast landscaped gardens.

Our residents are encouraged to retain as much of their independence as possible in the safety of their own apartments.  Tailored packages of care and support are available if required and are delivered by our friendly, passionate teams who can provide whatever help is needed – from shopping to meal preparation.

We are proud of our outstanding team at Burnham Court who all work together to achieve the same goal of enriching the lives of older people.  We offer great career opportunities and you will be joining an amazing team who genuinely care about making a difference. We support all our team throughout their career with us and invest in them with ongoing learning and development opportunities.
 

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