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
Ridgewood Court Residential Care Home, Ridgewood Drive, Pensby, Wirral
£10.30 per hour - new to care, or bags of experience, it's your heart that counts!
Full and Part Time Hours Available
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) Life assurance CQC performance bonus Overtime enhancement 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.
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.
94% of our employees told us in a recent staff survey that they would recommend Sanctuary Care as a great place to work.
There’s loads of training and promotion opportunities available for those who want to pursue it and every day job satisfaction at Ridgewood Court Residential Care Home 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 Ridgewood Court 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
One of our residents used to breed budgies before she moved into residential care, so we have created our very own aviary here so that she could continue her passion. We already have our own flock of Ridgewood Court budgies and have more on the way! Our residents also loved their weekly visits from Brambles the dog, who joins us from ŽTherapy Dogs Nationwide in nearby Birkenhead. Ridgewood Court has a boutique shop Ž‘Gifts for Me and You’ (GFMY), selling handcrafted gifts that have been made by artists in the Pensby and wider Wirral area. There is everything from candles and pictures, to jewellery and jams. Our care home receives 10 per cent of the profits of everything we sell, which pays for more treats for our residents!
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.
Job Reference: 208676
Closing date: 24 February 2023
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. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check 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.