Care Assistant - Fairlawn - Ferndown

Care South
02 Dec 2017
13 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We're looking for a Care Assistant who is as passionate about giving excellent care as we are!Full or part time hours£8.25 an hour (after probationary period)Full training provided with excellent support and developmentAs a not-for-profit charity our focus isn't on targets or sales - it's on supporting people who need help to get the best out of life by offering high quality, compassionate care. We know that it's the care that counts - not only of our care home residents and home care customers but also of our employees. We employ over 1,500 people across our 20 residential and home care locations across the south of England and our HEART values of Honesty, Excellence, Approach, Respect and Teamwork are fundamental to how we treat each other, the way we work, and the care that we provide every day. About you:- We are looking for those with experience in the care sector and those with none. The main qualities you will bring to your role are a determination to provide excellent care for elderly vulnerable people and a kind attitude. You will also have good verbal and written communication skills, be able to work well as part of a team, and have a strong work ethic. Duties will include engaging with residents, washing, dressing, toileting and bathing, carrying out personal appearance tasks (attention to nails, hair, clothes, teeth, hearing aids and spectacles), as well as being aware of each individual resident's history, and their likes and dislikes. You'll join our friendly team at Fairlawn, our purpose built and well planned home with a supportive and motivated care team. For more details on Fairlawn please go to: Please note this role will include working early (7am to 2.30pm) and late (2.15pm to 9.45pm) shifts and covering alternate weekends and some Bank Holidays (plus pay enhancements). We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:Excellent induction programme and ongoing commitment to your training and developmentCareer opportunitiesCompany Pension and Life Assurance SchemesCare South Savers: a staff discount scheme providing access to a range of on-line and high street discountsCycle to Work Scheme and Child Care VouchersDBS check paid by us and Uniform providedCare South Stars Annual Staff Awards - recognising excellence in individuals and teamsFor an informal discussion please contact Karen Curtis or Suzanne Kaye on 01202 877277.