We are looking to recruit Day and Night Care Assistants in the brand new development of the Speedwell Court who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring for older people, either through previous roles in social care or in other roles.
Abbeyfield is a charity that prides itself on Making Time for Older People – Our values are Honesty, Caring, Openness and respect – We ensure that we adhere to these in all that we do for our residents.
Your passion for looking after the needs of older people means that these things come naturally to you. And your really keen to develop your career in elderly care provision. You also enjoy working with people, and form strong working relationships easily.
Location: Abbeyfield Speedwell Court, Mansbridge Road, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 3HW
Salary: £9.25 to £9.85 depending on experience
Hours: Full Time, Day and Night Shifts
About the role:
Speedwell Court not only provides residential care but also welcomes residents with dementia. We have designed the home to meet the individual needs of residents and improve quality of life.
The role of a Care Assistant involves creating an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming, ensuring that every resident enjoys life with us to the full. Duties will include providing assistance to residents with their personal care to include washing, dressing and assisting residents in all aspects of their daily lives as required.
Previous experience for this role is not essential as you will receive on the job support and training. Upon commencement, Care Assistants must be willing to undertake training to achieve NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent.
The ideal candidate will be able to communicate and interact well with people, be comfortable working as part of a team and can empathise and understand the needs of older people. If this is you, then you could be the person we are looking for join our team of Care Assistants. By joining us, you can make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives.
We are a charity providing providing high quality housing accommodation and championing the needs of elderly people. We believe in making time for older people to enhance their quality of life. For us that means engagement with our residents; chatting and listening without worry for time pressure.
We are committed to promoting health and wellbeing for those who come to live with us, providing purpose and bringing enjoyment to daily life in a charming environment.
From our exceptional care team to our volunteers, everyone makes a unique contribution. Not only do they help ensure the safe and smooth running of our home, they also play an important part in making them friendly and enjoyable places to live.
We all share the same values; caring, honest, open and respectful; putting the needs of our residents first.
We are a respectful and honest company enhancing the quality of life with our caring and open approach in all aspects of our work.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Community Support Worker, Disability, Disabilities, Care Staff, Charity, Charities, Not for Profit, NFP, Third Sector, etc.