Support Worker

Sunrise Senior Living Limited & Gracewell Healthcare
£15,000 - £19,999
12 Nov 2019
12 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role
A key role within Sunrise communities, the Support Worker is responsible for putting the residents' care and wellbeing at the heart of everything they 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 always in a person centred caring and supportive environment.
As Support Worker you will build meaningful relationships with residents and their families as you provide assistance with activities of daily living. You will attend to individual care needs, including the administration of medication, and get to know residents' unique preferences and personalities. You will assist with daily activities providing residents with both physical and emotional support and personal care as needed. You will help serve food in the dining room, complete dining room clean-up and tidy resident's room. To support our residents with dementia, you will be able to use Dementia Techniques to validate and recognise each individual resident.
About you
Our strength lies in the quality of our care and in turn the people we employ to deliver that care. We look for compassionate, caring individuals who looking to make a real difference to people's lives.
Key things about you;
  • Experience preferred but not essential
  • Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 desirable or a willingness to undertake the qualification
  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities and react calmly in emergency situations
  • Possess effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Medication administration training and/or a willingness to undertake training
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings and flexible hours, available for our customers at peak service delivery days and times
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
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green travel plan
  • Refer a friend incentive
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Good Samaritan Fund
  • Heart & Soul company recognition programme
  • 'Your choices' voluntary benefits - employee discounted scheme
  • Wellbeing programmes
  • Long service awards
  • Recognition programmes
  • Study support
  • Ongoing career development training
As we're proud of being an employer of choice from April 2019 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 years' service.
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.
Sunrise Senior Living delivers resident-centred care services to well over 2,000 residents in the UK. The Sunrise philosophy is founded on encouraging independence, preserving dignity, enabling freedom of choice and protecting the privacy of each resident. This approach reflects the company's mission, which has remained unchanged since the business was founded in 1981: "to champion quality of life for all seniors".
In addition to 25 UK care homes, Sunrise has hundreds of other communities in the USA and Canada. Each care home offers personalised care services based on individual need. These range from basic care and help with the tasks of everyday living to more intensive nursing care in those care homes that are registered to provide nursing. Every care home includes a Reminiscence neighbourhood, dedicated to the needs of residents living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.