Care Assistant
Care UK
Ipswich, Suffolk, GB
6d ago

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.

The benefits

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.

  • Where you'll work
  • Asterbury Place care home provides personalised residential and nursing care for older people 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    The care home on Aster Road in South Ipswich also delivers residential dementia care for older people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

    Everything the dedicated team at Asterbury Place do is focused on enabling residents to enjoy a fulfilling life, whatever their needs and abilities.

    We work with them and the rest of their family to find out all we can about their life stories, interests and preferences so that we can create care and activity plans that will meet and exceed their needs.

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