Care Assistant

£9.18 - £11.97 hourly
  • Augustinian Care
  • Augustinian Care, Ditchling Road, Burgess Hill, UK
  • 14 Jul, 2021

Job Description

If you are caring by nature and looking after others, then being a carer at Augustinian Care could be for you.

We are looking for dedicated, warm-hearted Care Assistants to work in our Care Homes. This special role will see you supporting the team and help to provide dedicated, expert care to our residents while allowing them to live fulfilled lives.

The work can be intense and demanding and you will require compassion, patience and understanding, but the rewards and job satisfaction can be high.

You will be part of a happy, welcoming team all of whom contribute to the positive and friendly atmosphere of our Homes, whilst at all times offering the high level of care we pride ourselves on.

Care Assistant duties

A crucial part of the role will be implementing each resident's person-centred care plan, by recording observations such as weight, temperature, pulse, blood pressure, nutrition and liquid intake. Above all, you will be performing any duty that is necessary to help our residents to retain their dignity, independence and wellbeing.

Some knowledge of caring for the elderly or vulnerable is preferable but not essential, more important is your compassionate nature and willingness to learn.

Working hours available on a Full time, Part Time, or bank basis:

Morning shifts: 6.45am - 2.00pm
Afternoon shifts: 1.45pm – 9.00pm
Long days: 6.45am - 7.00pm
Nights: 8.45pm - 07.00am


Based on the St George’s Park site in Ditchling, St Clare's and St Rita’s Care Homes specialise in providing care for frail and mentally ill residents, and those with learning difficulties.

Set within 250 acres of gardens and farmlands, Augustinian Care is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty with views overlooking the South Downs.

Our Organisation is one of the oldest and most reputable group of care homes in Sussex, but it has not stood still with the times! We have the most up-to-date facilities for our residents who are living with dementia and other complex needs, providing the highest quality of care to cater for their every need.

We have an excellent training programme for new staff and pride ourselves on a continuous improvement plan for all our existing staff to ensure they have the ongoing knowledge, skills and commitment to become and continue to be a successful, valued member of our team.

Both full and part-time hours are available and our rates of pay are extremely competitive.

You will be entitled to a complimentary hot meal when on duty and we provide a free minibus service from the Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath areas.

For further information please contact our Human Resources department on 01444 259746 or email for an application form.