Care Assistant - Long days, meal provided and travel from an agreed pick up point

Sunrise Senior Living Limited & Gracewell Healthcare
10 Nov 2019
13 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for Care Assistants to join our team at Sunrise of Chorleywood (WD3 5TQ). We have long shifts available in the day (8am to 8.30pm) for both Full Time (35 hours) and Part time (up to 28 hours) roles. We also have Night shifts available (9pm to 7am). Shifts will be on a rota basis across weekdays and weekends - we will provide you with a free meal if you are working a long day as well as free transport from a designated pick up point!

What if you can't commit to long shifts? We also have short shifts available - 7am to 2.30pm or 2pm till 9.30pm. Or you can join our bank and work adhoc hours as and when required by the community to cover annual leave and absence - this is an opporunity to experience what it is like to work at Sunrise of Chorleywood without commiting to a permament role as there are no set hours each week.

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.

Simply click apply to complete our online application or pop in if you are passing where one of our team members will show you around and you can complete an application where you are there!

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 (pro rata for part time)
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

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".