Care Assistant

Recruiter
Location
Milton Keynes
Salary
£7.70 rising to £8.00 after probation
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Closes
06 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Heritage Care has  fantastic opportunities for Care Assistants to join the team at Swan House located in Milton Keynes. Joining us as a Care Assistant on either a full time or part time permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £7.70 rising to £8.00 after probation.

Heritage Care is a charitable organisation that provides a range of flexible individualised care and support services for people with learning disabilities, mental health support needs and older people.

We have opportunities for Care Assistants to join our home, Swan House based in Milton Keynes.  You will work as part of a team providing physical, emotional, spiritual and social support to service users within the scheme to encourage them to achieve maximum independence where possible. To ensure that the highest standard of care is maintained in accordance with Heritage Care’s policies and procedures and CQC Fundamental Standards.

You will need to be a great team player and be able to build positive relationships with our service users, their families and our staff. As our Care Assistant, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of older people living within the scheme and how to support them to lead valued lives in the community. Good literacy, numerical and verbal skills are a must. It’s also very important that you are organised, patient and of a caring nature.

The role is based at Swan House, High Street, Winslow, Buckinghamshire.  Swan House offers a warm and welcoming environment and care is provided in two self-contained living areas, each with their own 24 hour staff teams. One of these living areas is able to provide a higher level of support and is designed for older people living with dementia.  The home offers daily activities for residents lead by a dedicated activity coordinator.  Visitors and families can also enjoy the accessible grounds and gardens.

The benefits we offer our Care Assistant include:

- 28 days holiday including bank holidays

- Pension scheme

- Child Care Vouchers

- Bike to work scheme

- Discount scheme with a wide range of retailers

- Refer a friend scheme

- Interest free season ticket loan for travel

We also offer an excellent career progression, extensive training and support will be provided. 

Care Assistant Salary: £7.70 rising to £8.00 per hour after probation. Enhancements are also paid at 10% of hourly rate for night hours worked.

Hours of work:  21, 28 or 35 hours per week available, including early and late shifts, and regular weekends on rolling rota basis .

If you feel you have the skills and knowledge to become our Care Assistant, please apply now. We’d love to hear from you.

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