Senior Care Assistant
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?
Each resident is unique. The care and support they need is individualised and personal to them. You’ll lead by example, treating people with kindness and compassion. Your sensitive and respectful approach ensures residents maintain their dignity and feeling of self worth.
Your caring input helps to make things as easy and comfortable as possible for our residents. You contribute to residents' emotional wellbeing by getting to know them personally and supporting them to participate in social activities and events. You see the benefit of this stimulation by getting involved with planning, organising and delivering these home activities and functions.
To ensure each resident's needs are met, you’ll lead with the responsibility of regular monitoring of their health, care and social needs, plus the preparation, implementation and review of their personal care plan. This involves supervising other team members and liaising with people involved in their care, as well as with the residents themselves, to ensure their needs and wishes are at the centre of the care we provide.
The Ideal Candidate
Experienced in health or social care, ideally working with older people, you’ll be familiar with CQC requirements. Ideally you will be qualified to QCF Level 3 in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) or willing to undertake training to Level 3.
With more seniority comes more responsibility, so you’ll be keen to show your management skills and take charge for an entire shift, be able to work on your own initiative, and cope under pressure in a diverse and changing environment.
So if you are as passionate about care as you are about leading a team and taking responsibility, this could be the job for you.
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 3 qualification in Social Care
● Occupational sick pay scheme
● Company pension scheme
● Shop and save discounts
About the Company
Lee House is our attractive residential care home located set in the heart of Wimbledon village – the heart of British tennis. Our friendly and cosy home offers care and support to our older female residents with 27 single, en-suite bedrooms available, many of which have a balcony or overlook the beautiful, well-established gardens. Being just a 5 minutes walk to Wimbledon village, there is a superb range of shops, cafes and restaurants for our residents to visit or to simply enjoy a picnic on Wimbledon Common.
Our residents enjoy plenty of fun activities and events such as art and crafts and musical events that are run by our fantastic activity co-ordinator and team members. We believe that it is important for our residents to get together and keep active which can improve their overall well-being and make them feel less isolated.
Our staff are highly motivated and are prepared to go that extra mile to provide the highest standards of care. Through daily interaction we get to know our residents well and always ensure that everyone, staff included, are treated with kindness and respect.
Every day brings different challenges, but our dedicated, focused team are rewarded knowing that they make a difference to our residents’ lives. In return, we want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded and offer a competitive package of pay and benefits, together with plenty of training opportunities.
If you feel that you share the same values as us and believe you can be a valuable member of our team, we would love to hear from you.
The Abbeyfield Society