At Sanctuary Care, we believe in providing high quality care homes where people are looked after with the utmost dignity and respect. It goes without saying that kindness is what care is all about, so first and foremost, we carefully choose our staff for their kind and compassionate nature. We aim to care, nurture and enrich the lives of all in our ‘family’ at Sanctuary Care, whether that’s our staff, residents or family members.
Care Assistant Days
Howard House, 13 Howard St, Kilmarnock KA1 2BP
£10.00 per hour
Various options available including full and part time hours
Why work for us?
We spend so much time at work don’t we, so our ethos at Sanctuary Care is to enrich the lives of both our residents and staff. Let’s have some fun while we’re at work, support each other and work hard as a team. There’s loads of training and promotion opportunities available for those who want to pursue it and every day job satisfaction at Howard House for all regardless of role.
Sanctuary Care has over 100 care homes and you can ‘feel’ the difference a team makes the moment you step through one of our doors. The team at Howard House is special and we’re looking for special people to join us. Become a part of it and apply for this role.
Where you’ll work
"Howard House has a team of incredibly dedicated staff, some of whom have been here for more than 10 years, providing outstanding continuity of care.
Set in a leafy residential area of Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire, the team at our Georgian home takes full advantage of the central location to help keep our residents well connected to their local community."
Click here for more information about the home.
Are you our next Care Assistant? Here’s more about the role:
First and foremost – we work together as a team to enrich our residents’ lives – let’s support our colleagues too and have fun in the process
We give the highest quality of personalised care to our residents in line with their individual care plans
Leisure and social activities are a really important part of the day – let’s get stuck in
It’s very simple – if we can be the best Care Assistant we can be by being kind and supportive in every way to our residents, their families and our colleagues, then we’re all doing a great job.
What skills do I need?
Team work! A happy team, makes for happy residents and a happy home
Experience is not essential, as we will support you with all the training and support you’ll need to do the job, what is important is that you are caring, enthusiastic and have energy to share
Being able to communicate well is essential along with a flexible approach
You’ll also be kind and have a real genuine like for older people and their needs, ensuring we treat everyone with the respect and dignity they deserve.
Benefits and rewards
We know you work so hard and being the best Care Assistant you can be needs to be rewarded. We are very proud to offer the following:
20 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
Care inspectorate performance bonus
Occupational sick pay after qualifying period
Excellent training and development opportunities
Refer a friend scheme with payment of up to £750 available
Contributory pension from Sanctuary Care
Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice
Discounts on shopping, holidays, cinema, dining, days out and much more via ‘My Rewards’
Criminal Records Checks are funded by Sanctuary Care.
We hope you feel you could be our next team member.
The reference number for this position is 143663
Closing date: 03 December 2021
To join Sanctuary Care you will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and Influenza prior to commencing employment, unless you are medically exempt. You will be required to provide evidence of all vaccinations as part of the recruitment process.
We might get a lot of applications so reserve the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time. Don’t miss out, please apply early.
Building Equality and Diversity
Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme) check in respect of protected adults will be necessary in the event of a successful application, which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Care Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.
How does the pay compare?
Care workers and assistants at Sanctuary Group are typically paid £8.98–9.98 an hour.
This job pays £10.00 per hour.
Do care workers and assistants think Sanctuary Group head office understands what's happening where they work?
People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work
How we know this
82% 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 22 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 Sanctuary Group?
Only some people are given support to progress here
How we know this
In the last year, 54% of people report not 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 26 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.