If you're passionate and caring and looking for a rewarding job that comes with excellent training and great opportunities for personal development, join Care UK as a Care Assistant and make a real difference.
Being a Care Assistant at Care UK
Care Assistants at Care UK come from all walks of life. Some have worked in factories, supermarkets or schools. Some are returning to work after a break. Many have no, or minimal, experience, but are keen to explore a career in care, while many already have invaluable experience. What they all have in common is the right values. They’re adaptable, friendly, polite and caring. They enjoy working as a team with people from different cultures and backgrounds. And, they consider it a privilege to be trusted to look after others. Do you share their values? Then we could have just the role for you.
What you’ll be doing
Being a Care Assistant doesn’t just mean helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible while respecting their rights of choice, privacy and dignity. It means having fun and laughter with them and using your skills to help them deal with day-to-day difficulties like personal care and meal times. It also means working as part of a team to identify their unique goals and implement personalised care plans. And, it means working flexibly to help them explore new interests, engage in physical exercise and activities and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment. Put simply, it means making a difference. A real difference.
What you’ll need
Experience of caring for others would be useful, not necessarily in a paid role – you may have looked after an elderly relative or friend. More important though is your kind-hearted nature, your belief in teamwork and your ability to use your initiative and imagination, follow instructions and prioritise a busy workload. You’ll be comfortable talking to, and working with, people from different professions, you’re great at keeping records too. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.
- Opportunities to progress through our career paths into more senior and management roles
- Earn whilst you learn and take on an apprenticeship
- Quality bespoke training to develop your skills
- Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts
- Bank holiday enhancements
- Free uniform
- Free DBS
- Thousands of online and in-store discounts
One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.
Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.
Where you'll work At Brook Court care home in Kidderminster we believe in helping residents to continue living an active, enjoyable life
Our experienced team here in Kidderminster works together to provide a full range of quality care for older people, from residential and short-term respite care through to care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.Independence is the key
Like all Care UK staff, our experienced and dedicated care teams at Brook Court take pride in delivering the very highest quality residential, dementia and nursing care. They get to know every resident – their likes, dislikes and life stories – and then create a personalised care plan that enables your loved one to maintain their independence and enjoy activities based on their lifelong hobbies and interests, or even to try something new.
The home itself has an impressive range of facilities, with a focus on providing residents with the luxurious lifestyle they deserve. On the ground floor you’ll find an in-house cinema, hair salon and contemporary coffee shop, with freshly baked cakes available every day. It’s a lovely setting to catch up with visitors, friends and loved ones, and there’s always something going on.
Throughout the home there are lovely spaces, from airy lounges to quiet sitting areas, where residents can join in activities, talk or simply read or relax. Visitors are also welcome to use these spaces at any time of day too as we recognise that spending time with friends and family is critical to the wellbeing of our residents.
Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, ge