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 also means working as part of a team to identify their unique goals and implement personalised care plans. And, it means working flexibly to help them explore new interests, engage in physical exercise and activities and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment.
Put simply, it means making a difference. A real difference.
What you’ll need
Experience of caring for others would be useful, not necessarily in a paid role you may have looked after an elderly relative or friend.
More important though is your kind-hearted nature, your belief in teamwork and your ability to use your initiative and imagination, follow instructions and prioritise a busy workload.
You’ll be comfortable talking to, and working with, people from different professions, you’re great at keeping records too.
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.
Opportunities to progress through our career paths into more senior and management roles
Earn whilst you learn and take on an apprenticeship Quality bespoke training to develop your skills Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts Bank holiday enhancements Free uniform Free DBS Thousands of online and in-store discounts
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.
Sandfields care home opened in February 2014 and provides the best in residential and nursing care in luxurious surroundings.
Our purpose-built care and nursing home in Cheltenham, on St George’s Road, provides full time residential and nursing care, and short term respite care, for up to 90 older people.
Care UK is fast developing a reputation for designing stunning care homes that enhance residents’ lives in a host of ways.
We get to know each resident extremely well, from their physical needs to their likes and dislikes, hobbies and interests, then design a care plan that’s entirely tailored to them.
In fact, everything at Sandfields, from the care we provide, through to the wide range of activities we organise, and even the delicious meals our catering team prepare, are tailored to residents so that each person can continue doing the things they love, receiving an experience that’s as individual as they are.