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Care Assistant Nights, full or part time

Based at our brand-new care home, Elm Lodge in Hartley Wintney, RG27 8JG. Opening in October 2024, Elm Lodge is a 60-bedded care home providing residential and dementia care and offers a fantastic opportunity to set the foundations of an outstanding home.

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with five 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.

These accolades are only achieved through the teamwork of like-minded individuals passionate about delivering person-centered care. Our Care/Nursing staff to resident ratio is higher than the national average across Forest Care and nearly 50% of our team have been with us for over 5 years.

** Top 20 Small Care Home Group 2022**

**9.9 Review Score on carehome.co.uk**

We are looking for a reliable, caring Care Assistant who wants to make a difference by contributing to providing the best care possible at all times. 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 £12.00 per hour. Alternate weekend working will be required. Various shifts available.

Candidates will need access to their own transport to apply for this role.

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

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers) rising with years of service
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Long service awards
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 covering a full range of issues. Includes perks and discounts too!
  • Blue Light Staff Discount Card, Employee of the Month, Appreciation weeks and many more!

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 mealtimes 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.

While it is no longer a requirement that people we employ are vaccinated against Covid-19, we still strongly believe that vaccination remains the best line of defence and we therefore continue to encourage all current and prospective staff to be fully vaccinated.

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