Care Assistant Support Worker
15000 - 20000
Closing - 27 May 2021
Care Assistants Required – Days AND Night positions available £8.91 – £9.54 DOE
Full time, Part time and Bank 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
Mildenhall Lodge is an award-winning and CQC-rated ‘outstanding’ care home that delivers personalised residential, nursing and dementia care for older people
We were delighted to receive an ‘outstanding’ overall rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after our routine inspection in January 2018. We are also proud to have received recent national and regional awards.
Located close to the heart of the market town of Mildenhall in Suffolk, near to the A11 and is close to local bus routes and is commutable from the neighbouring towns of Brandon, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Thetford.
We also have our own pet dog – a lovely lurcher called Sinbad. Residents decided they’d like a home pet, so we made it happen. He’s become the star of Mildenhall Lodge!
At Mildenhall Lodge, we offer rewarding, fulfilling careers that are full of opportunity. We support all our team members with innovative training and clear career paths, and you can enjoy working in a friendly, supportive environment where our residents’; wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do.
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