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Care Assistants

Posted 8 March by Joseph Rowntree Foundation Ended

As a Care Assistant, you will make a real and positive difference to the lives of older people. Bedford Court is an integrated care community aimed at enabling older people to maintain their independence and live full and active lives.

Fixed term until 31st August 2018 in the first instance

Part time - 22½ hours

Part time - 5 hours

It includes a choice of accommodation and level of support to suit the needs of the individual. Our person-centred approach relies on you developing and maintaining positive relationships with our residents and always treating people with compassion, dignity and respect.

• Some experience of providing care and support either in a care setting or from personal experience (e.g. looking after family members etc)
• Good written skills
• The ability to communicate and build rapport
• Flexibility and a 'can do’ approach.

No two days are the same but you will be involved in:

• Helping residents get washed and dressed
• Assisting with feeding and drinking
• Being responsible for care plans to ensure their needs are met
• Ensuring a thorough handover with colleagues between shifts
• Working with relatives, friends and other agencies
• Keeping yourself up to date with mandatory training.

Ideally you will have:

• Some experience of providing care and support either in a care setting or from personal experience (e.g. looking after family members etc)
• Good written skills
• The ability to communicate and build rapport
• Flexibility and a 'can do’ approach.

In return we offer a living wage along with a fabulous range of benefits as well as a programme of training and development which includes nationally recognised qualifications and an opportunity to progress your social care career.

About us

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

Closing date: Sunday 25 March 2018

Interviews will take place after Easter.

At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background.

Reference: 34640774

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