Care Assistant (Days/Nights) based at Mayfields, Ellesmere Port
Available Hours: Days or Nights Positions Available
Permanent Full Time/Part Time/Multiple Hour contracts available per week. (0 hours - 44 hours)
About the role
As a Care Assistant at MHA you will provide the highest quality of care to our residents enabling them to live later life well. Duties will be varied and include supporting our residents with personal care needs and helping them to take part in a wide range of activities that support their health and wellbeing. Every day will be different and you'll have the opportunity to use your people skills to make a real difference.
For more information about the role please review the attached job description.
The right values, attitude and behaviours are more important than your previous career background. Therefore whilst previous care experience is desirable it is not essential and we'll provide all the training and support you need to thrive. You don't need any qualifications to get started as a Care Assistant.
You will have a kind, warm and caring nature and be able to work well as part of a team but also use your own initiative. Patience, communication and listening skills are equally important. So, if you have the ability to change someone's mood, lift spirits and truly care for those around you, we'd love to hear from you.
You will be joining an organisation with strong values, a highly supportive culture and a commitment to the safety and wellbeing of employees. In addition, you will work alongside highly motivated colleagues in an environment of strong teamwork whilst also having fun. This is a hugely rewarding role and a career to be proud of where every day you will go home knowing you made a positive difference to the lives of older people.
In addition to a highly competitive salary, we offer a lot more:
- 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) and an option to buy annual leave.
- Life assurance.
- A discount scheme which includes savings with retail stores and online purchases.
- Access to a number of nationally recognised training courses and qualifications.
- Genuine career progression and development opportunities.
- Employee assistance programme including free counselling and legal advice.
- Access to chaplaincy and pastoral support.
- Access to wellbeing resources.
- Recommend a friend scheme.
- Family friendly policies.
- Long service awards.
- Free uniform and DBS check.
- Healthcare scheme at competitive rates.
MHA is the UK's largest charity care provider and our mission is to 'enable people to live later life well'. Through 90 specialist care homes, 70 thriving retirement living schemes and 62 vibrant community services and befriending, we inspire the best care and wellbeing at every stage of later life.
We have over 7,600 dedicated colleagues and are supported by over 4,000 generous volunteers. All our donations and any surplus we generate is invested into the services we provide for our 18,500 residents and members. Our values underpin our entire approach: we nurture mind body and spirit; we respect every person, treating them with dignity; and we inspire the best in each other.
To apply please email or visit our website mha.org.uk
About the home
With 46 places for residential dementia care, Mayfields, along withClaybourne, was the first home specialising in dementia care purpose-built to MHA's design. Supporting residents by enabling their preferred way of life to be continued, individual needs are responded to and supported. This involves staff really getting to know each person, understanding their life and history, interests and skills and, as a result, their behaviour and needs. For more information about the home, please click here.
Pension, 28 days holiday (inc. bank holidays), Life Assurance, Discount Scheme, free uniform and DBS provided.
Please note that interviews may take place prior to the closing date and if a suitable candidate is appointed the role may close early.
Recruitment agencies: please note, MHA do not accept unsolicited CV's from recruitment agencies, regardless of whether they are on our Preferred Supplier List (PSL). We only accept CV's from agencies that have been appointed and briefed by MHA's Talent Acquisition Team.