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Care Assistant

Winnersh RG41, UK Req #263
14 May 2024

The Abbeyfield Society are a national charity helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people by providing companionship in our supported housing accommodation, retirement apartments and care homes.

This is permanent role, covering either 24 or 36 hours a week and alternate weekends.

The hourly rate is £12.58p/h and shift times are 8am - 8pm.

The Home

Abbeyfield Winnersh is a dementia-friendly residential care home situated in the village of Winnersh, Wokingham. The care home is designed to allow freedom of movement throughout, flowing from one area into another.

The Role of Care Assistant

  • As one of our highly valued Care Assistants, you'll be at the front line of care delivery.
  • You’ll help residents with their individual care needs, such as personal care, medical care and following social interests.
  • You’ll build a special bond with each resident, and give professional and emotional support during difficult times, such as periods of illness.
  • Your days as a Care Assistant will be varied, interesting and rewarding. You’ll assist residents with washing, dressing, eating, drinking and getting around. 
  • Importantly, you’ll help make them feel at home.  You’ll be respectful of residents’ choices; their dignity and independence.
  • You’ll also be integral to developing residents Care Plans, which includes being aware of any specialist support needs.

Pay & Benefits

At Abbeyfield, we are committed to rewarding our staff for their hard work. Our many benefits include:

  • £12.58 p/h pay, benchmarked annually.
  • Up to 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a friend' scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Pay progression within role based on skills and contribution
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Company pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Shop and save vouchers
  • Striving for independent accreditation as a menopause friendly organisation
  • Opportunity to obtain Blue Light Card discounts

About You

  • Are you sensitive, empathetic and love to care for others? Do you enjoy building meaningful relationships and making a real difference? If that sounds like you, we think you’ll fit right in at Abbeyfield!  
  • Whether you’re new to the world of care or looking to retrain, we’re looking for people to join our growing team of care assistants.

Please note this role will require eligibility to work in the UK, two satisfactory employment references and an Enhanced DBS check, the cost of which will be met by Abbeyfield. You may be asked to provide details regarding convictions; failure to disclose convictions may result in an offer of employment being revoked.

Other details

  • Job Family Care, Activities & Care Compliance
  • Job Function 1. Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate £12.58
  • Max Hiring Rate £12.85
Location on Google Maps
  • Winnersh RG41, UK