Care Assistant - Days (NVQ2 or equivalent)
The Firs Residential Home in Budleigh Salterton, near Exmouth, Devon is looking for experienced Care Assistants with their Level 2 NVQ or equivalent to join the team.
SUMMARY OF THE ROLE
As a care assistant, you will work with vulnerable adults to help them live their lives to the full wherever they are able. It is the ultimate ‘people job’ – you will build solid relationships and trust with the vulnerable service users, sometimes in challenging situations.
Your daily routine will be varied. You will support the service users to wash, dress, undress, and help them with continence care, feeding, hydration, oral care, hair care, nail care and emotional support and stimulation. This will include encouraging them to participate in activities and community support where required.
A care assistant plays a major role in creating a happy and caring environment adopting a totally flexible approach and attitude to the challenges of the post. You will support service users with dignity, empathy and respect and you will promote independence, inclusion and stimulation at all times.
We will train you in all aspects of care and ensure that your training is up to date and refreshed regularly. There is opportunity to progress up to a Senior Care Assistant role if you really thrive as a Care Assistant.
NVQ 2/3 (or equivalent) is required
A good level of English
A warm & friendly personality
A good communicator
Able to use initiative
Able to work in a team as well as on your own at times
Day off on your birthday
Refund on your DBS check after probation is passed
Competitive rates of pay with the opportunity to increase this through training and development
Annual wage reviews
Support and funding for RQF 3 & 5
Opportunity for overtime where possible
Homely, mostly non-purpose built care homes
Free hot meals on a long shift
Free uniforms provided
Special bank holiday pay rates on major bank holidays
Learning & Development - free training (you are paid to attend training) and personalised training plans
Recognition Rewards - e.g. employee of the month
Friend Referral Reward Scheme
Parties & Events