Senior Care Assistant

Recruiter
Heritage Care
Location
Buckinghamshire
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
11 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Heritage Care has a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Care Assistant to join the team at The Chestnuts in Aylesbury. Joining us on a full time permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £8.50 per hour. Enhancements are paid at 10% for night shifts. 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 look to recruit people who both embody and share our values: People that always behave with integrity and that seek to inspire everyone they come in contact with. People that respect diversity and value inclusiveness. People that constantly innovate to meet the needs of those we serve and impact lives in a positive way. We have an opportunity for a Senior Care Assistant to join our home. As a Senior Care Assistant you will ensure that services are provided that respect the choice, dignity and rights of individuals. 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. With a flexible approach to work and responsibilities, you will ideally hold an NQQ Level 2 or 3 or equivalent in health and Social Care. You will need to possess good communication skills that will help you interact with service users and their families. Experience with a supervisory role within a health care setting would be an advantage. Duties involved will include updating/writing care plans and risk assessments, supervising staff, supporting the Care Team Leader on shift and administering medication. The Chestnuts is a modern, purpose built care home for older people and those living with dementia in Aylesbury. Here, we offer person-centred care and support in our 64-bed residential home, which provides a modern, comfortable and caring environment for those who we support. The benefits we will offer our Senior 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. Our own internal QCF Centre (recognised by the City & Guilds) which can lead to formal nationally recognised care qualifications. Salary: £8.50 per hour. Enhancements are paid at 10% for night shifts. Hours of work: 35 hours per week, on a shift rota basis, including regular weekend. All successful candidates are subject to full pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from Disclosure and Barring Service. If you feel you have the skills and knowledge to become our Senior Care Assistant, please apply now. We’d love to hear from you.