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Senior Care Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 20 September 2021
Salary: £11.24 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 20 October 2021
Location: Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 6AZ
Company: MHA
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: REQ014150_1632127863

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Summary

Senior Care Assistant based at Harwood Court, Cramlington

Available Hours:
Permanent - Full Time - 39 hours per week.

About the role
As a Senior Care Assistant at MHA you will lead and inspire a team of committed care assistants to provide the highest quality of care to our residents enabling them to live later life well. Duties will be varied and include supporting our residents with personal care needs and helping them to take part in a wide range of activities that support their health and wellbeing. In addition, you will administer medication and maintain clear and accurate records. Every day will be different and you'll have the opportunity to use your leadership and people skills to make a real difference.

About you
As a Senior Care Assistant, you will be passionate about caring for older people, have previous care experience and, as a minimum, hold an NVQ level 2 or equivalent in health and social care and be willing to complete level 3. In addition, you will have experience leading, coaching and motivating a team to deliver high quality care.

You will have a kind, warm and caring nature and be able to work well as part of a team but also use your own initiative. Patience, communication and listening skills are equally important. Maintaining accurate records, time management and prioritising tasks will also be strengths. So, if you have the ability to lead by example, form positive relationships and energise colleagues to deliver exceptional care then we'd love to hear from you.

For more information about the role please review the attached job description.

Why join?
You will be joining an organisation with strong values, a highly supportive culture and a commitment to the safety and wellbeing of employees. In addition, you will work alongside highly motivated colleagues in an environment of strong teamwork whilst also having fun. This is a hugely rewarding role and a career to be proud of where every day you will go home knowing you made a positive difference to the lives of older people.

In addition to a highly competitive salary, we offer a lot more:

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) and an option to buy annual leave.
  • Life assurance.
  • A discount scheme which includes savings with retail stores and online purchases.
  • Access to a number of nationally recognised training courses and qualifications.
  • Genuine career progression and development opportunities.
  • Employee assistance programme including free counselling and legal advice.
  • Access to chaplaincy and pastoral support.
  • Access to wellbeing resources.
  • Recommend a friend scheme.
  • Family friendly policies.
  • Long service awards.
  • Free uniform and DBS check.
  • Cycle2Work salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Healthcare scheme at competitive rates.

About the home
Undergoing a £220,000 refurbishment in 2018, Harwood Court Care Home in Cramlington provides residential care and is situated within a quiet, leafy suburban setting which ensures both peaceful surroundings and a relaxed pace of life.

For more information about the home, please click here.

Please note that interviews may take place prior to the closing date and if a suitable candidate is appointed the role may close early.

Recruitment agencies: please note, MHA do not accept unsolicited CV's from recruitment agencies, regardless of whether they are on our Preferred Supplier List (PSL). We only accept CV's from agencies that have been appointed and briefed by MHA's Talent Acquisition Team.

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