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Care Assistant (Days & Nights)

Care Assistant (Days & Nights, £10.00ph - £11.00ph)

Based at Oak Lodge, Rectory Road, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hants RG23 7EL – a care home with an “OUTSTANDING” CQC rating.

** Care Home of the Year South - Finalist at the 2021 Caring UK awards**

** Winner of the Manager of the Year award at the National Care Awards 2019**

Oak Lodge is a multi-award winning care home at regional and national level. These accolades are only achieved through the teamwork of like-minded individuals, passionate about delivering person-centered care.

We are looking for a Day Care Assistant to join the motivated and happy team working at our Oak Lodge care home. At Forest Care, we are proud to create positive working environments in each of our care homes by encouraging employee participation and humour in the workplace.

Starting salary £10.00 per hour. Full time required.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform

Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

Main Duties of our Care Assistants;

  • Assist residents who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and toilet.
  • Assist residents with mobility problems and/or other physical disabilities.
  • Promote the mental and physical activity of residents through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, and any other hobbies that they might have.
  • Assist residents at meal times if required
  • Read and write reports in case notes.
  • Assist with medication administration as required/directed.
  • To undertake any other duties as required by line management

Skills and Experience of our Care Assistants;

  • NVQ Qualification – (Desirable but not essential as full training is provided and NVQ training is available)
  • A genuine willingness to care for Senior Adults within a Care Home environment
  • High level of written and spoken English

Please note this position is subject to a DBS check.

Please note - with effect from 16th Nov, it is a legal requirement that we only employ people in our care homes who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Evidence of vaccination needs to be demonstrated by way of the NHS app. All applicants who are not yet vaccinated must have had their first vaccine dose on or before 16th Sep in order to comply with the 16th Nov deadline. We regret we cannot proceed with your application otherwise.



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Job Snapshot

  • £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
  • Oak Lodge, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Permanent

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Every month we celebrate the hard work of our team by choosing an Employee of the Month. Residents, relatives and staff are all invited to nominate individuals.

Congratulations to Sabina who has been nominated as Employee of the Month for the January!

CQC Rating

Forest Care is delighted to announce the CQC has rated Oak Lodge ‘Outstanding’ on its most recent inspection. The home has been rated Outstanding in three areas in Good in the remaining two. This means that the service they provide is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. A great achievement for all the team at Oak Lodge in Basingstoke.

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