Care Assistants

Job specification

Location:
Swindon
Hours:
Full time or part time
Contract type:
Permanent and 6 month fixed term contracts available
Salary:
£18,186 p.a pro rata
Closing date:
13/07/2020
Job reference:
004664
Date posted:
18/05/2020
We are seeking additional Care Assistants to complement our current friendly supportive team at residential care homes providing practical, emotional and physical support for older people and for our essential respite care.

There are part time and full time roles available across our care homes within the borough. There are permanent and 6 month fixed term contracts available.

If you have been stood down from work and are looking for an interim role or to make a career in care, we would love to hear from you.  You don’t necessarily need qualifications or previous experience, what’s important are your values, attitude and ability to cope in challenging environments. 

We are looking for exceptional individuals to assist us in the provision of excellent services to vulnerable adults. You will provide support to maintain our service users’ skills. We endeavour to maximise independence and maintain a high quality of life.

Full training will be given to allow you to develop in the role.

Please note you will be required to work early shifts, late shifts and alternative weekends.

An ability to read and write in English is essential - Candidates must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

In return you will receive:

•    Flexible working 
•    25 days holiday
•    A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
•    Leisure and Legal Services discounts
•    Eating Out, Shopping and Entertainment discounts

N.B. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and suitable candidates will be invited to interview as soon as possible. We therefore encourage early applications and reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

As part of your CV application please ensure you include the full contact details of two references (one of which must be your most recent employment where applicable).

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to: resourcing@swindon.gov.uk quoting the job reference 004664.

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We are also supporting the care sector across the Borough, to enquire about working in domiciliary care visit: https://www.firstcitynursing.co.uk/about-us 

To find out more about how rewarding a career in care can be, visit: https://www.proudtocaresw.org.uk/