Care Workers in Kew, Richmond

Closing date: 13/07/2019

Location: Victoria House 2-4, Ennerdale Road, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3PG

Hours: Full time (Average 35 hours per week)

Salary: £10.55 per hour

A flexible approach is required to cover a 3 week rota working both early and late shifts and 2 out of 3 weekends.

We are looking to recruit 3 Care Workers who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring for older people, either through previous roles in social care or in other roles.

The role of a Care Assistant involves creating an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming, ensuring that every resident enjoys life with us to the full. Promoting the physical, social, intellectual and emotional well-being of our residents, you will assist in maintaining their independence. 

This role will include the following tasks:

• Assist, as required, with social functions at the home.

• Assist with administration of residents care plans.

• Help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including incontinence

• Support and work closely with families and friends offering professional and emotional support sensitively.

• Be flexible with regards to working hours and attend training and development sessions as required.

The following are essential for the Care Worker roles:

• Ability to communicate and interact well with people

• To be able to read, write and work with numbers to a good standard

• Ability to understand and carryout instructions and tasks as required by the job role;

• Ability to work well as part of a team.

• Demonstrate an empathy and understanding of the needs of older people

• Ability to carry out all aspects of the role to a high standard at all times and have a respectful, courteous and compassionate nature

Ideally, you'll have some experience in a similar role within the care, health or social care setting, although this is not as essential as your genuine desire to develop a career in this field.  

A relevant NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent is preferred, however training will be provided to achieve this if you don't have it.

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 people.

You'll have a belief in giving your personal best at all times.

What we’ll offer you in return 

  • A competitive starting salary
  • Child care vouchers
  • We cover the cost of your DBS Check
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going training and development
  • Uniform provided
  • Pension and Life Assurance scheme available

This post is subject to a DBS check.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply online today with your CV

For further information on this position please email g.lamoon@abbeyfield.com, mentioning job reference number V0251.