Job Details

Job Title
Care Assistant
Orwell Housing Association Ltd
Job Description
Care Assistant – Blackbourne View, Ixworth
£10.62 per hour; £20,985 FTE
38 hours per week; Permanent
Do not miss out on a £750 joining bonus*
Job Ref: BBV044

The Role
We are looking for a Care Assistant who understand it is the little things that can make the biggest difference.

As an Orwell Care Assistant, you will play a vital role in the lives of our customers, giving them the choice to stay in the comfort of their own homes and supporting them with everything they need to do to live well.  You will work mostly alone in someone’s home but will be part of a care team for the benefit and wellbeing of all the tenants who live at the service. No two days will be the same and you will receive the learning and development you need to thrive in Orwell.

In caring for our customers, your main duties will include:
* Personal care
* Medication administration
* Supporting people through temporary or terminal illness
* Helping with eating and drinking
* Light domestic duties such as bed making
* Support with social, physical activities and mental stimulation such as hobbies and recreation

Do you want to feel that you are doing more than just a job?
Are you someone who has cared for a loved one or friend and feel that you have more to give?

This is not only a chance to make a difference to other people’s lives, but also your own.

All our customers ask of you is that you have the time to listen, you respect them, and you are understanding and patient.

About you
* You will be warm and friendly and have a natural caring nature, great sense of humour and a positive energy that brings a smile to people’s faces.
* You are a great listener with a caring and supportive attitude
* You want to make a difference every day
* You focus on the individual and not the routine
* You are warm and friendly and have a natural caring nature, great sense of humour and a positive energy that brings a smile to people’s faces

About Blackbourne View…
Blackbourne View is situated in the village of Ixworth, West Suffolk. The village boasts many historical features including the remains of a Grade I listed priory dating back to 1170. Ixworth has a number of local amenities including doctor's surgeries, a post office, shops, public houses and has retained a fire and police station.

Working in partnership with Havebury Housing, Blackbourne View consists of 33 self-contained one and two bedroom apartments across two floors. All are large enough for two people. Each apartment benefits from having its own front door, bedroom, lounge, fully fitted kitchen and a level-based wet room including WC. Each apartment is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

More reasons to apply…
* 22 days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays
* Retail discounts via our rewards platform (restaurants, shopping, days out gym memberships, cinema tickets, holidays, Sky store and much more…)
* Reward and recognition awards
* Free DBS checks, Hepatitis and Flu vaccination
* Ongoing training and development & opportunities to progress in your role through the Orwell Academy
wellbeing programme
* Great training and development opportunities
* Cashback Health plan
* Access to Blue Light Card – membership fees apply.

Interview Date: Available Immediately

*To be eligible for the £750 a joining bonus, you must meet the following criteria:

If you have not been working in the care industry for the previous 2 years OR have come straight from education (eg, college, sixth form, apprenticeship).
You must be employed for a minimum of 8 hours per week.
The scheme must be a CQC registered provider in Suffolk.
You must work for at least 12 weeks with Orwell and pass this starting period to qualify for the payment

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  All new arrivals to the UK must also provide a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC).

The definition of new arrival is an applicant who has worked or been resident overseas in the previous five years and this includes citizens of the UK who have worked or lived overseas for a continuous period of six months or more.

Under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 by applying for this vacancy, I give my consent for Orwell Housing Association Limited to process personal data, sensitive or otherwise, in accordance with privacy policy for the sole purpose of determining suitability for the post in question and compliances with the Equality and Diversity Policy. To view our policy, please go to:

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    Orwell Housing Association Ltd

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    £10.62 per hour

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