Service Care Solutions Ltd

Care & Support Assistant

Care And Support Assistant
Rayleigh, SS6
Extra Care Housing Service
37.5 hours per week

One of the largest housing associations in Essex is recruiting for a Care and Support Worker to provide an extra care service to residents within a supported housing scheme in Rayleigh.

If you are passionate about helping others, have a caring nature, we are waiting to hear from you

The Service
Extra care housing is housing with care primarily for older people where customers occupy self-contained flats and where they have agreements that cover the provision of care, support, domestic, social, community or other services.

The Role
The focus of this Care and Support Assistant role is to provide personal, practical and emotional support to customers living in the Extra Care Scheme, ensuring personalised care and support that enables and encourages customers to reach and maintain an optimum level of independence.

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Provide personal care for the customer, assisting with personal care tasks where necessary, e.g.

    personal hygiene, continence management, dressing, assisting with medication

  • To ensure that all records are kept up to date to ensure compliance.

  • Record all actions / tasks undertaken at each visit on the care plan sheet.

  • Take account of and regularly review health and safety hazards and risks within the customer's home.

  • To liaise with family members, friends and other professionals as and when appropriate.

The Candidate
To be considered for this Care and Support Assistant role you will require excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal, as well as the below:

  • Knowledge and understanding of providing support, advice and the ability to communicate this knowledge

  • Some previous home care experience would be beneficial

  • Care qualification NVQ 2 or equivalent is desirable.

Due to the nature of clients you will be working with in this role, you will require an enhanced DBS.

The Package
This is a permanent, full time Care and Support Assistant vacancy, working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis, offering a salary of £21,255.

Additional benefits include the below:

  • 25 days holiday, plus 8 days bank holiday (bank holidays worked are paid double time)

  • Option to buy 5 days extra annual leave

  • Contributory pension

  • Life Assurance

  • Bupa Healthcare

  • Free Employee Assistance Programme

  • Paid mileage

  • Full shift pay - this includes travel / wait time

  • We pay for your initial and ongoing DBS checks

  • Uniform, PPE and mobile phone provided

  • A comprehensive induction programme

  • Ongoing funded training to support you in your role as well as personal development to specialise in your chosen area of care and support.

Referral Bonus
If this Care and Support Assistant role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.

If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.

How to Apply
If you are interested in this Care and Support Assistant role, please send your CV lee .

mc millan @ service care .

org .

uk or call me on 01772 208 966 discuss the vacancy in more detail.

Also, if this Bank Support Worker role doesn't interest you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as I cover all housing-related vacancies across the region.

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