We need your help
It is a difficult time for us all at the moment and keeping those most vulnerable safe is our number one priority. At Caring Homes we are working hard across all of our care homes and support services to do everything that we can to keep our residents safe and their spirits high but over the next few weeks we need more help.
We offer a wide range of benefits but more importantly you’ll be providing invaluable support to our residents.
Senior Night Healthcare Assistant - Ferfoot Care Home, Chippenham
£9.50 - £10.50 per hour + paid breaks
Full time, 42 hours average per week
At Caring Homes our passion is care and support. We offer residential, nursing and dementia care for older people at our high quality care homes across the UK.
The Senior Healthcare Assistant role
It’s not just our resident’s health needs you’ll help meet. You’ll also help them to get more out of life – to be more independent, to enjoy a wider range of activities, and, above all, to have more choice in their day to day life. Working closely with your Team Leader and our nurses, you’ll lend a hand with everything from helping someone get ready for an eagerly anticipated family visit, to supporting someone who’s trying to build up their mobility.
Whether you’re assisting a nurse, getting involved with a daily activity, filling in vital paperwork or lending someone a hand to eat their lunch, you’ll make all the residents you care for feel safe, comfortable and secure. In other words, you’ll make them feel right at home.
The skills you’ll need
To join us as a Senior Healthcare Assistant, you’ll need previous experience working with older people in residential care. You will need to be flexible, patient, caring, organised and great with people. You will have strong communication skills both verbally and in writing and also will have completed your NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent).
It will be your responsibility to build strong relationships with all those around you, making sure family and friends feel welcomed, that health care professionals are kept well-informed, and that you’re keeping your Line Manager up to speed with residents’ needs and progress. A team player, you can follow guidelines and policies easily, and will have good written skills, as you will need to write up care plans.
If you don’t have it already, you’ll need to be willing to work towards your NVQ 3 in Care, which we will assist you with. You’ll also need to be flexible to work shifts on a rota basis.
What are some of the benefits we can offer you?
Within Caring Homes Group you can expect not just an exceptional and extensive benefits package as listed below, you will also get satisfaction of doing genuinely rewarding work.
Paid annual leave 28 days per year (based on hours / pro rata) inclusive of bank holidays
Full paid induction programme
Excellent on-going training from day one and throughout your career
Continuous training, mandatory and specialised
Salary scales and progression with internal promotions available, we are a large organisation!
Enhanced pay for working Christmas and Boxing day & Bank Holidays
Professional subscriptions reimbursed where essential for role
Long service awards
Refer a friend bonus scheme (earn up to £1000)
Excellent apprenticeship scheme
Employee discount scheme
Discounted reloadable cards and high street vouchers
e-vouchers, access instant savings on your mobile device
Holiday discounts & days out with discounts up to 60%
Cinema benefits with discounts up to 40%
Employee Assistance Programme, confidential telephone counselling and legal advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year & a Health & Wellbeing portal
Free or subsidised meals*
If you would like a meaningful career making a positive impact on the lives of those who require care and support, then please apply now via the link.
Due to a high number of applications please apply online, then Lizzie will schedule a suitable time to have a discussion with you and answer your questions.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age”.
*Dependent on location