Location: Pratt House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Salary: £9.65 per hour
Hours: Full Time 35 Hours & Part Time 28 Hours, Bank / Casual
We are looking to recruit Care Assistants who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring for older people, either through previous roles in social care or in other roles.
The role of a Care Assistant involves creating an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming, ensuring that every resident enjoys life with us to the full. Promoting the physical, social, intellectual and emotional wellbeing of our residents, you will assist in the promotion of their independence. Duties will include providing assistance to residents with their personal care to include washing, dressing and assisting residents in all aspects of their daily lives as required.
Previous experience for this role is not essential but if you have the right values for our organisation, you will be supported by a programme of continuous training and development and if successful you must be willing to undertake training to achieve NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent.
Ideally, some experience in a similar role within the care, health or social care setting, although this is not as essential as your genuine desire to develop a career in this field.
A relevant NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent, however if not training will be provided as a requirement of the job role
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team. A compassionate, can-do person with experience supporting older people. To you, it’s more than just a job. It’s a role where you happily go the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of older people. A belief in giving your personal best at all times
At Pratt House we have a caring team of qualified professionals, passionate about what they do and dedicated to ensuring our residents always feel confident that they can rely on a friendly face and helping hand 24-hours a day.
Pratt House is situated on the outskirts of the market town of Amersham in the Chiltern Hills. Set in a quiet location in its own beautiful grounds, Pratt House is close to local services and amenities, such as shops, a leisure centre and garden centre’s. It accommodates 29 residents in 29 single rooms all with en suite, many overlooking our beautiful garden and surrounding fields.
At Pratt House we believe that Activities are the heartbeat of the home and recognise the importance of enhancing our residents’ quality of life by providing a varied range of social activities.