15000 - 20000
Closing - 05 Apr 2021
Min Pay Rate
Max Pay Rate
Day & Night Shifts
£9 – £10.13 DOE & Shift
8am – 8pm OR 8pm – 8am
Full + Part Time Available
If you're passionate and caring and looking for a rewarding job that comes with excellent training and great opportunities for personal development, join Care UK as a Care Assistant and make a real difference.
Being a Care Assistant at Care UK
Care Assistants at Care UK come from all walks of life. Some have worked in factories, supermarkets or schools. Some are returning to work after a break. Many have no, or minimal, experience, but are keen to explore a career in care, while many already have invaluable experience. What they all have in common is the right values. They’re adaptable, friendly, polite and caring. They enjoy working as a team with people from different cultures and backgrounds. And, they consider it a privilege to be trusted to look after others. Do you share their values? Then we could have just the role for you.
What you’ll be doing
Being a Care Assistant doesn’t just mean helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible while respecting their rights of choice, privacy and dignity. It means having fun and laughter with them and using your skills to help them deal with day-to-day difficulties like personal care and meal times. It also means working as part of a team to identify their unique goals and implement personalised care plans. And, it means working flexibly to help them explore new interests, engage in physical exercise and activities and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment. Put simply, it means making a difference. A real difference.
What you’ll need
Experience of caring for others would be useful, not necessarily in a paid role – you may have looked after an elderly relative or friend. More important though is your kind-hearted nature, your belief in teamwork and your ability to use your initiative and imagination, follow instructions and prioritise a busy workload. You’ll be comfortable talking to, and working with, people from different professions, you’re great at keeping records too. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.
Opportunities to progress through our career paths into more senior and management roles
Earn whilst you learn and take on an apprenticeship
Quality bespoke training to develop your skills
Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts
Bank holiday enhancements
Thousands of online and in-store discounts
One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.
Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.
Where you'll work
Mills Meadow, our care home in Framlingham, provides permanent and short term residential and dementia care for up to 60 older people. We also provide day support for older people from the Framlingham area in the Mills Meadow Club, next door to the home.
We’re delighted to have achieved an ‘outstanding’ overall rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) from its inspection in July 2019. As well as gaining this superb overall rating, we also achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating in two of the five areas that the care regulator inspects – ‘caring’ and ‘responsive’.
Every member of our team is committed to going ‘above and beyond’ for the people we care for. Our CQC report mentions that, “consistently delivering high quality care to people were both a priority and a shared responsibility within the home. We saw examples of staff going out of their way to improve someone's day by taking the time to engage meaningfully with them and offer support”. Colleagues even pop in on their days off to see residents, or bring them something. Put simply, we’re one big family at Mills Meadow.
Mills Meadow is a large home, and it takes a big team to keep everything working smoothly. We’re often looking for new colleagues to join our close-knit team. We provide training and career prospects. Contact us today to get started.
Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.
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