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Care Assistant

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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?

Apply today!

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

Situated in a quiet residential area of the historic city of Cambridge, all within reach of shops, community centre, post office and pubs, Browns Field House is our purpose built dementia-friendly care home.  Our home can accommodate up to 28 residents, some of which are suitable for couples.  Four of our rooms come with en-suite facilities and you will find walk-in showers or assisted baths on every corridor. There are ample communal areas around the house where our residents can chat with a member of staff or a loved one.   A large sensory garden is also available for our residents to walk round or to tend to plants, vegetables or flowers for any keen gardener!

A dedicated activities co-ordinator plans a wide variety of weekly activities to ensure that there is always something to do from pub lunches to karaoke. Residents have the choice of dining in their room if they do not wish to go to the dining room to enjoy our delicious home cooked meals.

We encourage our team to have the time to build friendships with our residents, understand their needs and make every day more fulfilling for them.  All of our committed team are trained to the highest standard and provide personalised care plans for each of our residents. As a smaller house, we are very homely and our team work hard to ensure that we offer a warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere.  We invest in training and personal development of our team and firmly believe that if people are fulfilled in their roles, they perform their roles to a higher standard.

There are plenty of challenges in our roles, but through initiative and by building close relationships with our residents, every role is rewarding and crucial to our overall goal to enrich our residents’ lives.  If you would like greater job satisfaction knowing that you are helping people lead more meaningful lives, then you are the type of person we are looking for to join our team.

For more information about Browns Field House, please click here.

The Abbeyfield Society

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