Job Ref: 12686  |   Quedgeley, Gloucester

General Assistant

Chestnut Court

Full-time and Part-time hours available.

£8.00 - £8.30ph

FOR PEOPLE WHO SHARE OUR PASSION FOR CARE

The Orders of St John Care Trust is the 2nd largest not for profit care provider in the UK specialising in providing high quality, person centered care for older people, in care homes and extra care housing. As a charity we ensure that any revenue goes straight back into our homes meaning our residents and staff are well looked after. Delivering the highest standard of care, promoting independence and dignity while ensuring all records are accurate and up to date, and full training will be given to achieve these standards.

The Home:

Chestnut Court is located in Quedgeley, just outside Gloucester but with good transport links with the city. It is a modern home where residents with complex nursing needs as well as those with dementia live in four households, each accommodating 20 people. You will be joining a vibrant team of nurses, care leaders, housekeepers, caterers, maintenance and administrator. All of these are dedicated to enhancing the lives of our residents and supporting them to achieve as much as they can for themselves. If you have a particular interest in a specific aspect of care, we can facilitate your development by helping you become a champion in that area

What your day will look like:

As a General Assistant you will be responsible for helping to serve meals, snacks and drinks for residents within the guidelines set by the Home Manager and Chef / Cook. You will understand and promote the philosophy of choice rights and fulfilment for all residents. You will get to know the residents and understand their likes and dislikes to ensure that they enjoy their dining experience. As part of your role you will help out with care duties, ensuring are residents are well looked after and comfortable.

What we can offer you:As an important member of our team we will ensure you have all the training, support and tools required to be successful in your new role. We can also offer benefits such as:

 

  • Company pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Paid breaks
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Ongoing training in care
  • Training in specialism such as dementia
  • Cost of DBS check
  • “My Reward” giving you discount on shopping, holidays, cinema, dining, days out and much more!
  • Refer a friend to the Trust rewards £1000 for nurse referrals and £500 for care assistants

Who you are:

You will have excellent communication skills and enjoy being part of a dedicated team. Working in a person-centred way showing compassion, empathy and a willingness to undertake all aspects of care and social activities to meet the needs of our residents.

Your desire to develop a career in care is more important that experience as training will be given.

This is your opportunity to make a real difference in not only our residents lives but also their families and community.  

 

 

Additional Information

Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 36
Salary Type: Hourly
Hourly Rate: £8.00
What level of DBS check? Enhanced
Full Job Description: Download Full Job Description

Vacancy closing date: Thursday, 28th February - 2019 23:55

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