Healthcare Assistant - Wytham House, Cumnor, Oxfordshire
Welcome Bonus - Join before Christmas and get a £500 Welcome Bonus (£250 paid in your first months’ pay and £250 following successful probation after 6 months)
Work 11 hours and get paid for 12. Your contracted rate of £10.00, becomes £10.80 with your paid breaks on top. *applies for 12 hours shifts only
ABOUT THE HOME
Wytham House care home with nursing is a purpose built home set within 23 acres of beautiful gardens and parklands in Farmoor, along with our sister home Oaken Holt, they are at the heart of rural Oxfordshire. Wytham House provides the highest level of specialist residential dementia and nursing dementia care, for up to 40 elderly residents, including long-term care, trial stays, short-stay and convalescent care. We are proud to be the only care home in Farmoor to have our own accredited City and Guilds Dementia training covering the importance of providing meaningful activities, a stimulating environment, good food and nutrition as well as the clinical side of care.
We offer fantastic training and development opportunities, each of our care workers work towards their Care Certificate, giving them the confidence to deliver first-class care.
We also undertake a wide range of diverse training, from manual handling to infection control and safeguarding. We have an extensive training team, consisting of regional trainers as well as a network of in-home trainers, able to deliver programmes to colleagues.
In 2015 we launched our own dementia training programme, called ‘My World’. This is accredited by City and Guilds and was awarded the Princess Royal Training Award, every employee is given the opportunity to learn and develop
ABOUT THE ROLE
An excellent and exciting opportunity to join our Wytham House Care Home as a Care Assistant! You will work part of a great team and be making a difference to our residents by providing excellent care standards, taking pride in treating our residents as individuals.
As a Care Assistant at Caring Homes, you’ll help residents enjoy each day by making sure they get the quality care and support they deserve. Responsible for supporting our elderly residents with daily living, providing support and companionship, assisting with their physical and personal needs – where every day is different and rewarding!
THE SKILLS YOU'LL NEED
Compassion’s the only qualification you need!
If making people’s lives better is what gets you up in the morning, you should come and join a like-minded team at Wytham House. As a Care Assistant here, you can make a real difference to the lives of our residents with reliable, compassionate care.
And we’re not looking for experience or qualifications: we’ll give you all the training you need. Furthermore, we’ll give you all the support you need to develop your career with us and progress into a Senior Care Assistant role.
What we want above all are genuinely kind, sympathetic people, who will really get a thrill from enhancing the happiness and wellbeing of our residents. Whether it’s going out of the way to make them feel comfortable and respected, or just taking an interest in how their grandchildren are doing, you’ll be the kind of person who loves to brighten up our residents’ days.
If that sounds like you, we think you’ll love working at Wytham House. We’re part of the Caring Homes, which is one of the UK’s leading providers of residential, nursing and dementia care for the elderly.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS WE CAN OFFER YOU?
Within Caring Homes Group you can expect not just an exceptional and extensive benefits package as listed below, you will also get satisfaction of doing genuinely rewarding work.
Paid annual leave 28 days per year (based on hours / pro rata) inclusive of bank holidays
Full paid induction programme
Excellent on-going training from day one and throughout your career
Continuous training, mandatory and specialised
Opportunity to achieve City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Care and City & Guilds Level 3 in Adult Care
Salary scales and progression with internal promotions available, we are a large organisation!
Enhanced pay for working Christmas and Boxing day & Bank Holidays
Professional subscriptions reimbursed where essential for role
Long service awards
Optional company pension scheme, once eligibility criteria met
Refer a friend bonus scheme (earn up to £1000)
Excellent apprenticeship scheme
Employee discount scheme
Discounted reloadable cards and high street vouchers
e-vouchers, access instant savings on your mobile device
Holiday discounts & days out with discounts up to 60%
Cinema benefits with discounts up to 40%
Employee Assistance Programme, confidential telephone counselling and legal advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year & a Health & Wellbeing portal
We are a Wagestream employer, this enables you to keep track of your earnings, have instant access to 40% of wages already earned and access guidance to help with financial wellbeing.
Free or subsidised meals*
Love your job every day! If you would like a meaningful career making a positive impact on the lives of those who require care and support, then please apply now by clicking the links.
“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age”.
*Dependant on location
*£500 for full time staff, £250 for part time
In order to protect both our staff and our residents, unless there are wholly exceptional reasons (which we will consider on an individual basis), From 11 November 2021, anyone working or volunteering in one of our cares home will need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19) and will need to agree to continue to receive Covid-19 vaccinations as required and in accordance with public health guidance throughout their employment with us.