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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

Join our team and make a difference to the lives of others. Friars Mead is a care home based in King Langley that looks after 26 residents. We are looking for care assistants to join our friendly team at ‘the home that cares’

We have a variety of positions for qualified and non-qualified candidates. Experience is preferable however not necessary. We offer training for all our staff at various levels to ensure that we offer the best care to our residents and that staff progression is met. You will be:

  • Willing to undertake all aspects of care to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of our residents.
  • Willing to take part in continuous training.
  • Work shifts including weekends and evening

To ensure that our residents enjoy everyday life with dignity you will be supporting them with recreational activities, food and drink, accessing health care and personal care and other aspects of general day to day living.

We are a great team to work for and a small caring home where every resident and staff member matters and can make a difference.

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:

• Guaranteed hours (no zero hours)
• Enhanced weekend and bank holiday pay
• Over time rates
• Paid training & career development
• Free NVQ (QCF)
• Free uniforms
• Contributory pension scheme

About the Company

Located in pleasant, quiet grounds close to the centre of the village of Kings Langley, Friars Mead welcomes older people who need specialist residential care.

To reassure our residents that they're in safe hands, we are registered with The Care Quality Commission for 24 hour elderly care of 26 residents, each with their own bedroom with full en suite facilities.

Our garden was upgraded in 2011/12 to provide a pathway with handrails so that residents, accompanied by one of our care staff if necessary, can feel safe. There is also seating and a fountain, with many flowers and shrubs for you to enjoy.

Where we can we utilise local suppliers, and all food is prepared in our own kitchen, which obtained a Five Star Award (the highest that is awarded) for Hygiene & Cleanliness in 2012.

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