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Care Home - Care Assistant

£8.52 - £9.45 per hour
Herts Good Care


Herts Good Care is a non-profit company, supporting adult care providers across Hertfordshire to fill their permanent positions. We are currently working with The Mead to find a Care Assistant to join their team.

Job Shift: Nights
Location: Borehamwood
Type of Provider: Care Home (Residential)
Assisting older adults living with Dementia
Salary: £Week days £8.52 to £9.45 and weekends £9.50 to £9.78 Per Hour
Hours of Work: Full time/Part time
Driving Required: Yes
Contract Type: Full Time Contract
Part Time Contract
0 Hours Contract

About the company...

Our home offers a range of care services for the older person, including residential, respite and specialist dementia care.

Why should I apply for this job?

  • Starting salary £8.52 to £9.78
  • Weekend and Bank Holiday salary enhancements
  • Excellent in-house training and development programmes
  • 28 days holiday rising to 32 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Sick pay and pension scheme (employers contribution up to 5%)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Benefits programme which offers discounts on cinema tickets, holiday packages and retail discounts
  • Employee assistance helpline providing confidential telephone counseling to help you balance your work, family and personal life

What does the role of Care Assistant involve?

  • To contribute to the creation of a pleasant environment, as a part of the Care Team, by undertaking a variety of group and one-to-one activities
  • To help residents enjoy the facilities of the home at all times
  • To produce and deliver a varied, entertaining and stimulating activities programme
  • To identify suitable volunteers to complement the work of other staff
  • To assist in fund-raising events
  • To assist in the production of publicity information relating to residents’ activities
  • To provide quality care, under the supervision of the Care Team Manager, by attending to residents’ physical and personal needs which may include toileting, feeding and any other personal needs
  • To help with the preparation and serving of meals and other appropriate domestic tasks
  • To talk and listen to individuals and help them overcome any anxieties whilst respecting their rights to privacy and dignity
  • To participate in staff meetings, training and development and staff supervision
  • To contribute to the preparation and review of individual residents’ care plans
  • To assist with the distribution of medication under the supervision of the Care Team Manager

What makes the perfect Care Assistant?

  • Trustworthy
  • A passion to care for older people
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to develop and deliver a varied programme of activities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to relate to residents and team members
  • A positive attitude
  • A very flexible approach to working hours
  • A good level of physical fitness
  • A good level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • NVQ2 in Care or willingness to study and to follow a mandatory training programme
  • Previous experience in a caring role and of fund–raising activities
  • Experience of communicating with people living with dementia
  • Sensitive to the needs of older people
  • A commitment to own professional development
  • Neat and tidy
  • Over 18 years of age

If you are interested in this position please apply today and we will call you within the next couple of days. If this is not the right job for you, we have over 200 positions