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Care Assistant

Sanctuary Care

Job Description

At Sanctuary Care, we believe in providing high quality care homes where people are looked after with the utmost dignity and respect. It goes without saying that kindness is what care is all about, so first and foremost, we carefully choose our staff for their kind and compassionate nature. We aim to care, nurture and enrich the lives of all in our family at Sanctuary Care, whether thats our staff, residents or family members.

Care Assistant

Athlone House Nursing Home, 7a Woodfield Road, Westminster, London, W9 2BA

£10.43to £10.73per hour (new to care or bags of experience, its your heart that counts)

Full and part time hours available

Benefits and rewards

We know you work so hard and being the best Care Assistant you can be needs to be rewarded. We are very proud to offer the following:

  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Life assurance
  • CQC performance bonus
  • Overtime enhancement
  • Occupational sick pay after qualifying period
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme with payment of up to £500 available
  • Contributory pension from Sanctuary Care
  • Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice
  • Discounts on shopping, holidays, cinema, dining, days out and much more via My Rewards
  • Criminal Records Checks are funded by Sanctuary Care.

Why work for us?

We spend so much time at work dont we, so our ethos at Sanctuary Care is to enrich the lives of both our residents and staff. Lets have some fun while were at work, support each other and work hard as a team.

94% of our employees told us in a recent staff survey that they would recommend Sanctuary Care as a great place to work.

Theres loads of training and promotion opportunities available for those who want to pursue it and every day job satisfaction at Athlone Houseall regardless of role.

Sanctuary Care has over 100 care homes and you can feel the difference a team makes the moment you step through one of our doors. The team at Athlone Houseis special and were looking for special people to join us. Become a part of it and apply for this role.

Where youll work

The home, which provides nursing, dementia and also palliative care, has gained accreditation in the National Gold Standard Framework for End of Life Care, which is in place to ensure people receive a gold standard of personalised care according to their individual wishes. Namaste is an important part of holistic care for some of the residents at the home. There is a Namaste room as well as mobile sensory equipment which can be taken to peoples individual bedrooms, with soothing lights and relaxing sounds. Staff also use massage and aromatherapy to promote relaxation. There are a wide variety of activities available at Athlone House, from music and arts and crafts to baking, tea parties and gentle exercise sessions. A mobile hairdresser also visits every week for appointments with the residents.

Are you our next Care Assistant? Heres more about the role:

  • First and foremost - we work together as a team to enrich our residents lives - lets support our colleagues too and have fun in the process
  • We give the highest quality of personalised care to our residents in line with their individual care plans
  • Leisure and social activities are a really important part of the day - lets get stuck in
  • Its very simple - if we can be the best Care Assistant we can be by being kind and supportive in every way to our residents, their families and our colleagues, then were all doing a great job.

What skills do I need?

  • Team work! A happy team, makes for happy residents and a happy home
  • Experience is not essential, as we will support you with all the training and support youll need to do the job, what is important is that you are caring, enthusiastic and have energy to share
  • Being able to communicate well is essential along with a flexible approach
  • Youll also be kind and have a real genuine like for older people and their needs, ensuring we treat everyone with the respect and dignity they deserve.

We hope you feel you could be our next team member.

Job Reference: 171923

Closing date: 20 May 2022

We might get a lot of applications so reserve the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time. Dont miss out, please apply early.

To apply please email your CV to [email protected]

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for. Sanctuary Care Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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