Care Assistant

Sunrise Senior Living
£15,000 - £19,999
15 Nov 2019
18 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About the job
We are currently recruiting for Care Assistants to join our team at Sunrise of Beaconsfield.
We have full time, part time and bank opportunities available - days and/or night shifts.
We are particularly interested in speaking to people who can do short shifts - 5-9 / 6-10 / 7-11 either mornings or evenings. We can offer flexibility on start and end times for people who are able to commit to 4 hour shifts. Leading rates of pay and benefits!
We are located within walking distance of Beaconsfield Old Town and main train station in the New Town where there are excellent connections to London, High Wycombe, Oxford, Birmingham and local nearby towns. Our community is directly opposite a bus stop with regular bus routes to Slough and High Wycombe.
We are always happy to welcome you into our community for an informal chat, simply pop in whenever you are passing to meet the team and to find out more about working at Sunrise of Beaconsfield. We can offer flexible times for interviews including evenings and weekends!
What if you don't have Care experience? No problem...
Previous experience within the Care sector is not essential as we provide full comprehensive training. As an organisation we are extremely proud of the training and career development that we offer to all our team members. It's really important for us and our residents to ensure that you to feel fully confident and comfortable in your role. All our new care team members undergo a 2 week induction programme including eLearning, commencement of your care certificate underpinning knowledge of 15 standards and practical sessions which include Memory Care Pathway, Falls documentation training, Dining experience and Allergen, Basic Care and Customer Service skills. We also arrange competency and shadow shifts as part of your training. Our Management team and Senior Care Assistants will be there every step of your career to guide and support you.
As we're proud of being an employer of choice we've introduced our new career pay progression awards in recognition of our team members length of service and contribution . We will give you a 10p enhancement on your hourly rate after 6 months service, 20p after 12 months and 30p for 2 year's service.
Working as part of a highly committed team at Sunrise the Care Assistant is one of the key and fundamental roles within our communities. As Care Assistant you will put the residents care and wellbeing at the heart of everything you do. At Sunrise we pride ourselves on the warmth and support we provide to our residents and their families. We promote independence, dignity and quality of life at all times in a person centred caring and supportive environment.
About you
We provide people focused services for seniors in spacious and secure communities. We need a cheerful, compassionate person to carry out a wide range of general and personal care tasks, offering our residents emotional as well as physical support. Sound judgment, initiative and problem solving ability are extremely important. The ability to read, write and communicate in English will also be vital.
Key things about you;
  • Experience preferred but not essential - however a caring and compassionate attitude is.
  • NVQ 2/3 in Health and Social Care desirable or a willingness to undertake the qualification
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Medication administration training and/or a willingness to undertake training if required
  • Must be able to work flexible hours
What we will give you
We believe that happier employees provide a better level of patient care and delivery in their role. You'll receive regular training and supervision, along with development opportunities across the business.
We continue to reward our staff with competitive salaries and a number of employee benefits including.
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Competitive pay enhancements
  • Company sick pay
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Refer a friend incentive
  • Heart & Soul company recognition programme
  • 'Your choices' voluntary benefits - employee discounted scheme
  • Recognition programmes
  • Ongoing career development training
About us
Step inside a Sunrise care home and you'll know you've arrived somewhere special. For over three decades we've made each care home a vibrant place where independence, choice, dignity and the highest standards of care are valued above all else.