Weekend General Domestic 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?
As one of our valued general assistants, you’re at the front line of care. We’re passionate about creating a neat and tidy environment for our residents. So you’ll help us keep our Home clean, tidy for our residents, and welcoming for our many visitors. This includes communal areas and may include residents’ bedrooms.
With your attention to detail and high standards, 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.
The Ideal Candidate
Are you sensitive, empathetic and love to care for others? And do you have high standards and like things to be neat and tidy? 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 for a new career, we’re looking for people to join our growing team of general 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 have high standards, and 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 Holidays pro-rata
● Opportunity to learn new skills and develop
● Occupational sick pay scheme
● Company pension scheme
● Shop and save discounts
About the Company
Located in Kew, Richmond, Victoria House offers care and support to older people and those with mild dementia. The building has been extensively modernised and refurbished to provide high quality accommodation and care in safe and comfortable surroundings. A lift and stair lifts ensure easy access throughout the home, with a call alarm system in place allowing our residents to feel safe at all times. There is a facility onsite to park and charge mobile scooters
Facilities at our home include a library stocked with a variety of listening books and a hairdressing/treatment room for use by our visiting chiropodist and for relaxing massages and reflexology treatments. Mealtimes in one of our pleasant dining rooms are social occasions for our residents with all residents’ dietary and personalised requirements taken into account during the menu planning stage.
We believe that it is important for our residents to get together socially and to engaged with our staff. We encourage them to join in with the many activities organised by our dedicated activity co-ordinators from art and craft sessions, coffee mornings to day trips out to local attractions.
A happy, homely and caring atmosphere exists at our home where excellent relationships are built between our residents and their families and our fantastic dedicated team. Everyone supports each other and works well together to help enrich our residents’ lives. Through regular meetings with our home manager and up-to-date training, our team feel empowered to carry out their role to the best of their ability. Through daily interaction we get to know our residents well and always ensure that everyone, staff included, are treated with kindness and respect.
If you feel that you share the same values as us, we would love to hear from you.
The Abbeyfield Society