Care Assistant Days or Nights flexible hours

Website Forest Care

Multi Award-Winning Family-Owned and Managed Care Homes

Care Assistant (Days or Nights £10.30 – £11.33ph)

Based at Rowan Lodge, Crown Lane, Newnham, Basingstoke, RG27 9AN – a beautiful and modern family owned and managed care home with a CQC rating of “good” in all five areas.

** Activities Team of the Year Finalist – National Care Awards 2021**

**Knight Frank Luxury Care Guide Featured Home 2020**

We are looking for a Care Assistant to join the motivated and happy team working at our Rowan Lodge care home. At Forest Care, we are proud to create positive working environments in each of our care homes by encouraging employee participation and humour in the workplace.

Starting salary £10.30 per hour. Alternate weekend working will be required.                                    24, 36 or 48 hours a week required. Day shifts are 8am – 8pm, 8am – 2pm, 2pm – 8pm. Night shifts are 8pm – 8am.

Candidates will need access to their own transport to apply for this role.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
Long service awards
Comprehensive induction training
Ongoing training and development
Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
NVQ Training
Refer a Friend Scheme
Paid breaks
Free Uniform
Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 covering a full range of issues. Includes perks and discounts too!
Blue Light Staff Discount Card, Employee of the Month, Appreciation weeks and many more!
Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

Main Duties of our Care Assistants;

Assist residents who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and toilet.
Assist residents with mobility problems and/or other physical disabilities.
Promote the mental and physical activity of residents through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, and any other hobbies that they might have.
Assist residents at mealtimes if required.
Read and write reports in case notes.
Assist with medication administration as required/directed.
To undertake any other duties as required by line management.
Skills and Experience of our Care Assistants;

NVQ Qualification – (Desirable but not essential as full training is provided and NVQ training is available)
A genuine willingness to care for Senior Adults within a Care Home environment
High level of written and spoken English
Please note this position is subject to a DBS check.
With effect from 15th March 2022, it is no longer a requirement that we only employ people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

While there may be concerns that the removal of the mandatory vaccine requirement will affect health and safety in the workplace, we still maintain stringent infection control measures to ensure everyone in our homes remains as safe as possible.

Despite the legislative change, we still strongly believe that vaccination remains the best line of defence against Covid-19 and we therefore strongly encourage all current and prospective staff to be fully vaccinated.

To apply for this job email your details to katie@forestcare.co.uk.