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Senior Care Assistant / Shift Leader (Care) - days



Job Title: Senior Care Assistant / Shift Leader (days)

Hours: Full or Part Time Opportunities

Shifts: 7.00am - 2.30pm / 2.00pm - 9.30pm, inc. alternate weekends


Base rate: £9.19- £9.79 (higher rate for weekends)

NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care: £9.29 - £9.89 (higher rate for weekends)

Location: Sunningdale Lodge, Sunningdale Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5LD

Whether you're looking to grow your career, or start it, look no further. We love the work that we do. And so will you.

About us

Somerset Care is one of the major care providers in Southern England, and one of the largest not-for-profit care companies in the UK. As an award winning company, it's no surprise that we put our customers at the heart of what we do, by listening to, and understanding their wishes.

Our Care Home teams deliver day care, respite care, dementia care, residential, nursing care, and end of life care. We champion the independence of our residents and encourage them to live their lives as they choose.

As part of your role, your duties will include:

Leading and supervising carers day-to-day, working alongside them to provide high quality care.

Being responsible for resident's care liaising with their families, and health care professionals.

Be required to administer medication, and monitor resident's observations.

Why work for us?

We really care about all of our staff and offer a range of excellent benefits:

We have partnered with Wagestream so you can access your earned wages before payday

My Caring Rewards - provides access to discounts at 1000's of high street retailers. Make My Caring Rewards a part of the way you shop and you could save on average £1,000 per year

Opportunity to gain a qualification - qualification bonus of £100 upon completion

Access to The Hub online learning platform - our one stop shop for learning & development

Somerset Care Group Awards - recognising those who have gone above and beyond

Cycle to Work scheme - you can save up to 40% off the cost of a new bike and accessories

Refer a friend bonus of £400

Pension scheme & life assurance

Free counselling service - 24-hour helpline for staff and their families

Return to work maternity bonus of £100

Fully paid induction and DBS paid by Somerset Care

Paid mileage

Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays

Weekend Enhancements

In order to be considered for the role, you will need to:.

Have you Level 2 in health and social care, be willing to work towards your Level 3 and have experience in a health care setting leading a team.

Be passionate, possess good communication, and organisational skills.

Be able to work flexibly across varying shifts, including weekends.

Be aligned to our values of connecting with people, making a difference, doing the right thing, and embracing change.

Apply online today, email , or call our friendly recruitment team on for more information.

Please note that a law has been passed in Parliament regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for care home employees. Legally, from 11 November 2021, staff who do not have both doses of the vaccination (unless exempt) will no longer be able to be employed within a Care Home. If you are successful, a condition of your employment is that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you start work.

Somerset Care Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.


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