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Care Assistant

UK-Gillingham | £17k | Health Care

Recruiter: Care South



We are now looking for Care Assistants to join us at our lovely care home in Gillingham (Dorset)

Brilliant training and the chance for future career progression

Full or part time hours - to be discussed at interview

£8.58 per hour

As a Care Assistant you will be part of our friendly team who provide individual care to the elderly residents who live at St Martins Grange. Duties for the role of Care Assistant include engaging with residents, being aware of each individual resident's history and likes and dislikes, washing, dressing, toileting, bathing and carrying out personal appearance care.

Please note the role of Care Assistant involves covering early (8am to 2pm) and late shifts (2pm to 8pm), alternate weekends and some Bank Holidays (plus pay enhancements).

About St Martins Grange

St Martins Grange in Gillingham (Dorset) offers a supportive environment in which to develop or start your care career. For more details about St Martins Grange please go to http://www.care-south.co.uk/homes/st-martins-grange/

Please note that this role is located in Gillingham in Dorset and not the Gillingham in Kent.

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.

About you

We are looking for those with experience in a care role and those with none for the position of Care Assistant. The main qualities you will bring are a determination to provide excellent care for elderly vulnerable people and the desire to create a happy environment for them. We provide training opportunities so you can gain a Diploma in Health & Social Care.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Excellent induction programme and ongoing commitment to your training and development
  • Career opportunities
  • Company Pension and Life Assurance Schemes
  • A staff discount scheme providing access to a range of on-line and high street discounts
  • DBS check paid by us and Uniform provided
  • Care South Stars Annual Staff Awards - recognising excellence in individuals and teams

For an informal discussion regarding the Care Assistant, please contact Alison Wetherall on 01747 834020.

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