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Care and Support Assistant

Posted 7 March by Retinue Solutions Ended
Care and Support Assistant
Location: Heathcote House, Warren Close, Brandon IP27 0EE
Salary: £9,750 per annum
Hours: 25
12 months fixed term contract

The role

Are you a personable, positive individual that is looking to make a difference in people's lives? Are you passionate about providing care and support to vulnerable individuals?

We are looking for Care and Support Assistants to join our Heathcote House scheme in Brandon, Suffolk. Heathcote House consists of 24 rooms, providing housing and care to people from the age of 55 with a diverse range of needs. It is our aim to provide support to enable residents to live as independently as they can in their own home for as long as possible.

You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality care activities to enable customers to achieve the outcomes set out within their care plan. Your role will see you deliver high quality care activities, contribute to needs and risk assessments and actively monitor the health and well-being of customers and the quality of care provided. You will be required to have a flexible attitude and be willing to undertake tasks that your customers or managers ask of you. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to progress and develop within Care and Support.

This is a part time position working 25 hours per week. You will work on a four week rota and shifts will include afternoons, evenings and alternate weekends. Shifts are 7am - 2.30pm and 2.30pm - 10pm.

About you

This role requires someone who can demonstrate an understanding of care needs and issues affecting Older People.
To be successful you'll need to be motivated and committed to working with vulnerable individuals. A working background in Care would be helpful but it is not essential, although we are looking for someone who is kind, compassionate and caring. You'll need to be able to possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

The position is being offered as a 12 month fixed term contract. This role will require a DBS, which will be carried out post offer stage.

Why apply?

We believe that an organisation's best asset is its people, and as such we want everyone to feel that they can make a difference. We want to unlock the potential in all Orbit employees and maximise their satisfaction in the job. We have a corporate training programme, opportunities for professional development and our staff tell us we are a great organisation to work for. We offer an excellent benefits package, including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance and gym membership, 27 days holiday entitlement and pension scheme.

About us

As one of the country's largest housing associations, Orbit owns and manages 40,000 homes and is committed to its purpose of Building Communities. Orbit is an ambitious, dynamic organisation with national reach and influence. We are passionate about making a real difference to our communities, ensuring our customers are proud of where they live. We are a long-term sustainable business and make profit for a purpose in order to re-invest in our services and to build much needed new homes.

How to apply

To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement that demonstrates how you meet the key criteria we need. If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact Tom Bullock at Retinue Solutions, on .

Advert closing date - Wednesday, 21 March

Retinue Solutions is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Retinue Solutions is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Required skills

  • support worker
  • care assistant
  • elderly care
  • dementia care
  • care and support
  • Heathcote house

Reference: 34630772

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