Care Assistant

Posted 27 January by Care UK Residential
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£8.78 for no NVQ, £8.91 for NVQ 2 & £9.04 for NVQ 3.

Our shift pattern for day duty is 08:00 - 20:00, we can offer 22 or 33 hours per week, with the option of overtime. All colleagues are required to work alternate weekends

The benefits

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
  • Free uniform
  • Free DBS
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

At Kenilworth Grange you can expect a warm welcome from our friendly and professional team.

Kenilworth Grange in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, provides specialist residential, nursing and respite care for older people, including individuals who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. We also provide sensitive and supportive end of life care.

We offer a personalised approach to care, getting to know each resident so that we can meet their individual needs and provide them with fulfilling, life-enhancing experiences every day. We’re very close to Kenilworth town centre, but surrounded by attractive green spaces which give the home a pleasant rural feel.

Every member of our team is committed to providing the highest possible standards of care and we’re currently implementing the Gold Standards Framework for end of life care.

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.

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.

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