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Senior Care Assistant (Days or Nights) 36 or 48 hours per week

Based at Rowan Lodge, Crown Lane, Newnham, Basingstoke, RG27 9AN – a beautiful and modern family owned and managed care home with a CQC rating of “good” in all five areas.

** Activities Team of the Year Finalist – National Care Awards 2021**

**Knight Frank Luxury Care Guide Featured Home 2020**

Starting salary £11.33 per hour

Alternate weekend working will be required in this role.

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
  • 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!

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

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 Senior Care Assistants;

  • Ensure all junior and domestic staff contributes to the best of their ability; in both the efficient running of the home, and its atmosphere.
  • Assist residents who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and toilet.
  • Assist with medication administration as required/directed
  • 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.
  • Answer emergency bells
  • To undertake any other duties as required by line management

Skills and Experience of our Senior Care Assistants;

  • NVQ Qualification – NVQ 3 essential.
  • A genuine willingness to care for Senior Adults within a Care Home environment
  • Previous experience in leading or supervising a Care Team desirable
  • High level of written and spoken English

This role is subject to a successful DBS check.

With effect from 15th March 2022, it is no longer a requirement that we only employ people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

While there may be concerns that the removal of the mandatory vaccine requirement will affect health and safety in the workplace, we still maintain stringent infection control measures to ensure everyone in our homes remains as safe as possible.

Despite the legislative change, we still strongly believe that vaccination remains the best line of defence against Covid-19 and we therefore strongly encourage all current and prospective staff to be fully vaccinated.

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