Care UK

Vacancies

Care Assistant

  • Job Reference
  • SYS-1402
  • Location
  • New Addington, Greater London
  • Job Description
  • Care_Assistant.pdf
  • Job Copy
  • You

    You’re a compassionate, can-do person with experience supporting older people. You’re good at using your initiative and working well under pressure. To you, it’s more than just a job. It’s a role where you happily go the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of older, frail people. In return, you get excellent support, quality training and fast-track career opportunities from one of the UK’s leading care home providers.

    Your role

    Residents are at the heart of everything we do. As part of a close-knit, friendly team, you’ll assist them with their physical and emotional needs. More than just a carer, you’ll be a true friend who champions their dignity and respects their independence. From day one, we’ll help you progress and take on more responsibility. For example, you’ll be involved in developing individual care plans and supporting new colleagues. To succeed, you’ll need to be able to think on your feet, prioritise your own workload and keep accurate records. We’ll give you ongoing support and quality training to build your career.

    As a Care Assistant at Care UK, you can look forward to:
    Competitive pay – we pay more than the average
    Option to apply for Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeship
    Fast-track career options, e.g. into nursing or management roles
    Quality training to develop your skills
    Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts
    Bank holiday enhancements
    Stakeholder pension
    Childcare vouchers
    Free uniform
    Thousands of online and in-store discounts

    About Care UK

    We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support.

  • Where you'll work
  • Addington Heights is a purpose-built care home set in a quiet area next to a park in New Addington, near Croydon.

    Our welcoming, friendly team provides high quality, personalised residential and short-break respite care for older people. We see all of our residents as individuals and fully respect their choices. Our aim is to enable each person to stay as independent as possible. And we're very flexible and open minded – our helpful team will do anything to meet residents' needs and those of their families.

    By spending time getting to know, and building a friendship with, each resident, we develop a care programme that's truly personal to them. That goes for our engaging activities and fun outings too – we try to find something for every resident or help them to fulfil their wishes if they have a specific idea in mind.

     

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, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.