- Job Reference
- St Ives, Cambridgeshire
- Job Description
- Post Code
- PE27 5EX
- Min Pay Rate
- Max Pay Rate
- Shifts Available
- Day or Night Shifts
- Role Highlights
Day or Night Care Assistants required
£9.64 - £9.91 plus excellent benefits!
Pay enhancements for NVQ'S in Health and Social Care
Great career progression available with Care UK
Day Shifts - 7am - 7pm or Nights 7pm - 7am
- Job Copy
Your safety is our number one priority.
Care UKs safety promise ensures all residents, colleagues and visitors are safe and protected at all times. We have installed fogging machines, thermal cameras and there are hand santitising stations located throughout our homes. Care UK have also applied a regular testing programme for all colleagues and residents as well as investing in a good supply of PPE and infection control champions.
Being a Care Assistant at Care UK
Care Assistants at Care UK come from all walks of life - from retail to hospitality, or teaching to factory work. Regardless of your experience, as long as you have a passion for care, people skills and an ability to adapt, you already have the core skills and values that are perfect for a career in care. We offer exceptional training and development programmes for all employees, to help you fulfil your potential.
- Opportunities to progress through our personalised career paths into more senior and management roles whilst growing your earnings
- Earn whilst you learn and take on a variety of apprenticeships applicable to your role enabling you to increase your pay once achieved
- Competitive refer a friend scheme of up to £1000 depending on role
- Quality and free training to help develop and enhance your skills
- Bank holiday enhancements
- Cycle to work scheme
- Flexible hours, including day, night or weekend shifts
- Free DBS
- Free uniform
- Thousands of online and in-store discounts across big known retailers enabling our colleagues to make big savings on every day shopping such as holidays, supermarkets and travel.
- Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns
What you’ll be doing
Being a Care Assistant doesn’t just mean helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible while respecting their rights of choice, privacy and dignity. It means having fun and laughter with them and using your skills to help them deal with day-to-day difficulties like personal care and meal times. It invloves working as part of a team to identify their unique goals and implement personalised care plans. Put simply, it means making a difference - a real difference.
What you’ll need
Experience of caring for others would be useful, including looking after an elderly relative or friend. More important though is your kind-hearted nature, your belief in teamwork and your ability to priorotise a busy workload. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.
One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.
Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.
- Where you'll work
Field Lodge is a purpose-built care home in St Ives, on the outskirts of this pretty and historic market town in Cambridgeshire.
As soon as you enter Field Lodge care home you’ll notice the lively and welcoming atmosphere. You’ll be greeted by a friendly face at reception and as you explore the ground floor you’ll discover a cinema, hair salon and nail bar, as well as a contemporary coffee shop – perfect for a slice of cake and a chat with loved ones on wet days.
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.