Care Assistant BLUC87205

New Earswick, York
£9.29 - £9.75 (depending on qualifications)
22 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Contract Type

We are recruiting for full and part time Care Assistants to join our care services team in both our Red Lodge care home and our new development New Lodge, located in New Earswick.

Red Lodge has been developed to enable older people to maintain their independence and combines self-contained apartments with the availability of flexible support.

New Lodge is a new and exciting development in the heart of New Earswick providing stylish apartments and care accommodation for the over 55’s. Opening in the Autumn, we are now seeking to recruit additional staff to support the opening and beyond.

We are looking for caring and compassionate people who have a flexible approach and a ‘can do’ attitude to join our care team.

As a Care Assistant, you will make a real and positive difference to the lives of older people.

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 real 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 social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. 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.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

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 or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc.

Please apply as soon as possible as we will be conducting interviews on an ongoing basis.

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