Job Summary

Care Assistant

UK-Christchurch | £17k | Health Care

Recruiter: Care South

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Care Assistant to join the friendly team at Queensmead - our residential care home in Christchurch

  • £8.58 per hour
  • Full paid training provided
  • Full or part time hours available
  • Career progression opportunities

The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a team and take pride in ensuring a happy environment for our elderly residents while providing excellent care.

This is a great chance to join Care South as a Care Assistant at their well regarded care home in Christchurch - Queensmead, which is conveniently located opposite Christchurch Hospital. For more information about Queensmead please go to: http://www.care-south.co.uk/homes/queensmead/

The role of Care Assistant includes covering early (7am to 2.30pm) and late (2pm to 10pm) shifts, alternate weekends and some Bank Holidays (plus pay enhancements).

About Care South

As 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.

What we're looking for:-

For the position of Care Assistant, we are looking for both those with previous experience in the care sector and those who have never worked in care before.

The most important qualities you will bring to this role are a determination to provide excellent care for vulnerable elderly people and create a happy environment for them, and a caring attitude.

You will also have the ability to prioritise your work, work well as part of a team, and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

In return we offer excellent benefits including :-

  • Excellent induction programme and ongoing commitment to your training and development
  • The chance to gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • A staff discount scheme providing access to a range of on-line and high street discounts
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Child Care Vouchers
  • DBS check paid by us
  • Uniform provided
  • Care South Stars Annual Awards - recognising excellence in individuals and teams

For an informal discussion regarding the role of Care Assistant, please contact Emma Cotton on 01202 485176.

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