Job Summary

Care Assistant

UK-Poole | £17k | Health Care

Recruiter: Care South

We're looking for a Care Assistant who is as passionate about giving excellent care as we are!

  • £8.58 an hour
  • Full or part time hours (28 - 35 hours per week)
  • Full training provided with excellent support and development

Please note that the role of Care Assistant involves covering early (7:15am to 2.45pm) and late shifts (2.30pm to 10pm), alternate weekends and some Bank Holidays (plus pay enhancements).

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.

You'll join our friendly care team at Elizabeth House in Poole, our well established elderly care home, see:

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 as a care assistant 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 of the Care Assistant 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.

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
  • Care South Savers: 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 about our care assistant role please contact Tarina Price or Grace Trindade on 01202 744545.


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