Pay - up to £9.50 per hour (depending on qualification and experience)
If you're passionate and caring and looking for a rewarding job that comes with excellent training and great opportunities for personal development, join Care UK as a Care Assistant and make a real difference.
Being a Care Assistant at Care UK
Care Assistants at Care UK come from all walks of life. Some have worked in factories, supermarkets or schools. Some are returning to work after a break. Many have no, or minimal, experience, but are keen to explore a career in care, while many already have invaluable experience. What they all have in common is the right values. They’re adaptable, friendly, polite and caring. They enjoy working as a team with people from different cultures and backgrounds. And, they consider it a privilege to be trusted to look after others. Do you share their values? Then we could have just the role for you.
What you’ll be doing
Being a Care Assistant doesn’t just mean helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible while respecting their rights of choice, privacy and dignity. It means having fun and laughter with them and using your skills to help them deal with day-to-day difficulties like personal care and meal times. It also means working as part of a team to identify their unique goals and implement personalised care plans. And, it means working flexibly to help them explore new interests, engage in physical exercise and activities and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment. Put simply, it means making a difference. A real difference.
What you’ll need
Experience of caring for others would be useful, not necessarily in a paid role – you may have looked after an elderly relative or friend. More important though is your kind-hearted nature, your belief in teamwork and your ability to use your initiative and imagination, follow instructions and prioritise a busy workload. You’ll be comfortable talking to, and working with, people from different professions, you’re great at keeping records too. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.
Opportunities to progress through our career paths into more senior and management roles
Earn whilst you learn and take on an apprenticeship
Quality bespoke training to develop your skills
Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts
Bank holiday enhancements
Thousands of online and in-store discounts
One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.
This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/94528711
How does the pay compare?
Care workers and assistants at Care UK are typically paid £8.71–9.56 an hour.
This job pays £9.50 per hour.
How this job measures up
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Do care workers and assistants think Care UK head office understands what's happening where they work?
Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work
How we know this
73% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work
Based on information from 41 job reviews
Why this matters
At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.
To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.
Are care workers and assistants given support to progress at Care UK?
Most people are given support to progress here
How we know this
In the last year, 50% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role
Based on information from 38 job reviews
Why this matters
A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.
This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.