Care UK

Vacancies

Care Assistant Bank

  • Job Reference
  • SYS-4695
  • Location
  • Shiney Row, Houghton le Spring
  • 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 3 Advanced 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
  • Grangewood is a light and airy care home where you’ll discover a strong community atmosphere and gold standard care.

    Grangewood is a purpose-built care home in the village of Shiney Row, close to Houghton-le-Spring in Tyne and Wear. We provide high quality residential and respite care for older people, including people living with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

    We’re very proud of having been awarded Sunderland City Council’s gold standard for quality care. The awards cover a range of criteria, including offering residents a healthy, nutritious diet, delivering high standards of hygiene and health and safety, and providing a range of activities to promote residents’ all-round health and wellbeing.

    When you first visit Grangewood you’ll notice the strong feeling of community presence.  The majority of our residents were born in the local area and have lived here all their lives. Most of our team members, some of whom have been here since we opened in 2005, are also local. So often a new resident will move in and immediately be among old friends and familiar faces.

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.