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Care Assistant (Join our recruitment pool)

Closing date:

Reference: REQ102620

30 hours / Fixed-Term

21,189 *

Within Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

*This is an advert to join our Care Assistant recruitment pool. The recruitment pool has been put in place to assist our Residential Care Home Managers to fill their vacancies as quickly as possible whilst also saving you the time of submitting multiple applications. Should your application be successful you will be invited to interview and if successful at interview you will join the pool. In order that our Managers can determine whether you would be suited to a vacancy that becomes available you will be asked to provide details of your preference in terms of where you would like to work and what hours you would be available. We cannot guarantee to offer an appointment to match your exact preferences.*

Have you considered working as a care assistant? We’re always looking to grow our team and we need you now! Whether you are an experienced carer looking for a new challenge or are just starting out in your career. Join our hard-working, friendly and supportive team and see the genuine difference you can make.

We have a range of opportunities that become available. Previous experience of working in a care home is not essential. Life experience is often more important than work experience, our main priority is to find people who are kind, patient, respectful and resilient – the rest we can teach you! 

We are regularly recruiting full-time and part-time vacancies, working day or night shifts. We also have casual (relief) posts which offer you the flexibility to choose when, where and how long you work. Opportunities are available to work in:

  • Tregerddan Residential Care Home, Aberystwyth
  • Min-Y-Mor Residential Care Home, Aberaeron
  • Hafan Deg Residential Care Home, Lampeter
  • Bryntirion Resource Centre, Tregaron
  • Yr Hafod, Cardigan

All of our care assistants receive a pro-rata salary of £19,264 per year (£9.98 per hour). Should you choose to work night shifts you will also receive a night allowance. Similarly, a weekend allowance will also be awarded for any hours worked on a weekend.

We have made it easier for you to apply by simplifying our application form. Submitting an application is now easier than ever! To maintain your safety during the Covid-19 pandemic all interviews will be held over the phone.

As an employee working in one of our care settings you will be fully supported and protected in your role. No two days are the same in this varied and rewarding, key worker role. As a general guide, your duties may include:

  • providing total care to clients according to daily routine as outlined in care plans
  • providing emotional support and reassurance to clients, particularly when they need to adjust to change/and or family crisis;
  • escorting clients out of the establishment, e.g. leisure trips;
  • completing daily records;
  • undertaking cleaning, laundering and dining room service.

The contribution our care assistants make to the health, safety and wellbeing of our care home residents is priceless. We therefore want to ensure that our Care Assistants find working for Ceredigion as rewarding as possible. With that in mind we offer our employees, in exchange for their skills and commitment, a range of employee benefits, including:

  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • health and wellbeing initiatives including free lifestyle and counselling support
  • Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity pay;
  • Vectis discount card for savings on big name brands and with registered local businesses;
  • learning and development opportunities to support career progression
  • salary sacrifice schemes including the Cycle to Work scheme

For more information about our employee benefits please click here.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a caring and compassionate individual to join a friendly and dedicated team and make a real difference.

Should you require support to complete your application please do not hesitate to contact 01970 633949.

Please note that applications will be shortlisted and interviewed on an ongoing basis. We will then contact you to determine where and which hours you would like to work.

Job Description and Person Specification

Safeguarding adults at risk is a key priority for us. We aim to support adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We acknowledge that adults at risk have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Gofal – Targeted Intervention Services

We are at the core of Ceredigion’s through-age social care provision and we focus on ensuring that each individual receives the intervention that is best placed to meet their needs or, where necessary, guide them to early help or specialist services. Our functions include:

  • Porth Gofal Intake and Triage Team
  • Targeted Intervention Services
  • Fostering Services
  • Residential and Day Care Services
  • Housing Services
  • Integrated Community Equipment Stores
  • Emergency Duty Team

More information regarding our teams can be found here.