Previous experience within the Care sector is not essential as we provide full comprehensive training. As an organisation we are extremely proud of the training and career development that we offer to all our team members. It’s really important for us and our residents to ensure that you to feel fully confident and comfortable in your role. All our new care team members undergo a 2 week induction programme including eLearning, commencement of your care certificate underpinning knowledge of 15 standards and practical sessions which include Memory Care Pathway, Falls documentation training, Dining experience and Allergen, Basic Care and Customer Service skills. We also arrange competency and shadow shifts as part of your training. Our Management team and Senior Care Assistants will be there every step of your career to guide and support you.
As we’re proud of being an employer of choice from April 2019 we’ve introduced our new career pay progression awards in recognition of our team members length of service and contribution. We will give you a 10p enhancement on your hourly rate after 6 months service, 20p after 12 months and 30p for 2 year’s service.
Working as part of a highly committed team at Sunrise the Care Assistant is one of the key and fundamental roles within our communities. As Care Assistant you will put the residents care and wellbeing at the heart of everything you do. At Sunrise we pride ourselves on the warmth and support we provide to our residents and their families. We promote independence, dignity and quality of life always in a person centred caring and supportive environment.
As Care Assistant in our Dementia neighbourhood you will build meaningful relationships with a specified number of residents and their families as you provide assistance with activities of daily living. You will attend to individual care needs and get to know their unique preferences and personalities. You will assist with daily activities providing residents with both physical and emotional support and personal care as needed. You will help serve food in the dining room, complete dining room clean-up and tidy resident’s room. For the Dementia Care Assistant role, you will be able to use Dementia Techniques to validate and recognise each individual resident.
You’ll also have the opportunity to work across both Assisted Living and Reminiscence.
Our strength lies in the quality of our care and in turn the people we employ to deliver that care.
Key things about you;
Experience preferred but not essential –however a caring and compassionate attitude is.
NVQ 2/3 in Health and Social Care desirable or a willingness to undertake the qualification
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Medication administration training and/or a willingness to undertake training if required
Must be able to work flexible hoursWhat we will give you
We believe that happier employees provide a better level of patient care and delivery in their role. You’ll receive regular training and supervision, along with development opportunities across the business.
We continue to reward our staff with competitive salaries and a number of employee benefits including.
28 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays
Competitive pay enhancements
Company sick pay
Cycle to work scheme
Green travel plan
Refer a friend incentive
Employee Assistance programme
Good Samaritan Fund
Heart & Soul company recognition programme
‘Your choices’ voluntary benefits – employee discounted scheme
Long service awards
Ongoing career development trainingAbout us
Step inside a Sunrise care home and you'll know you've arrived somewhere special. For over three decades we've made each care home a vibrant place where independence, choice, dignity and the highest standards of care are valued above all else.
Sunrise Senior Living delivers resident-centred care services to well over 2,000 residents in the UK. The Sunrise philosophy is founded on encouraging independence, preserving dignity, enabling freedom of choice and protecting the privacy of each resident. This approach reflects the company’s mission, which has remained unchanged since the business was founded in 1981: “to champion quality of life for all seniors”.
In addition to 25 UK care homes, Sunrise has hundreds of other communities in the USA and Canada. Each care home offers personalised care services based on individual need. These range from basic care and help with the tasks of everyday living to more intensive nursing care in those care homes that are registered to provide nursing. Every care home includes a Reminiscence neighbourhood, dedicated to the needs of residents living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.