We are One Housing and we create places for people to call home and support them to live well. With a breadth of services and expertise to help people whatever their housing, care, or support needs.
Our Care team is friendly and we love what we do. We are passionate about the high-quality support we provide. We offer our colleagues a friendly, collaborative workplace and the chance to build a rewarding career with a not-for-profit organisation that is proud to make a genuine difference to peoples’ lives, each and every day.
Join our Care team as a Care Assistant
Working in Care can be demanding, but our colleagues are always kind and compassionate no matter what challenges they encounter. Working as a Care Assistant is not only varied and interesting, it's incredibly rewarding. As part of our team you will be doing work you can be proud of, ensuring the safety and happiness of our customers in their home.
We’re an organisation with strong values. We keep our promises; we do a great job; we value diversity; we work together; and we look for ways to improve. These are what make us such a great team, working together as one to achieve our vision.
We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join us in the position of Care Assistant in Great Baddow.
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Salary: £10.30 per hour
Working hours: 36 hours over 7 day rota – day or night shifts available - 07:30-19:30 / 19:30-07:30 (Required to work every other weekend - 2 week rolling rota)
Your duties will include:
- You will be assisting our residents with their daily personal care needs whilst promoting their dignity and individuality
- You will help our residents with their hygiene, mobility and physical comfort
- You will make sure that our residents eating and drinking needs are met
- You will report to our dedicated nurse team regarding any illness, accident or event incurred by our residents, colleagues or visitors
- You will undertake observations of our residents and document this as necessary in their care plans
- You will offer ongoing comfort to our residents who may be ill or requiring care at the end of their life, whilst making sure that their religious or cultural needs are fulfilled
What you will need to succeed
We are looking for someone who believes in working together as part of a team, who shares our values and who is positive and friendly. The successful candidate will:
- You will have a genuine interest in caring for vulnerable people
- You will have personal or professional experience of caring for others
- You’ll be eager and willing to undertake further necessary training
- Having an NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care would be great, but it isn’t essential
Our Life@One benefits offer you an array of perks designed with your wellbeing in mind.
Salary: £10.30/ hour
Your holidays are important to us. Take up to 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays (this is pro rata’d depending on hours worked)
Lean travel. Spread the cost of your commute with a season ticket loans and our Cycle2Work scheme, open to all colleagues
Get paid to do good. We offer you two days off on full pay each year to volunteer in our communities.
Look after your loved ones. Our healthcare cash back plan allows you to claim back cash for you and your family’s healthcare.
Well done! With our colleague recognition programme you will know when you’ve done a #greatjob
Learning never stops. One Academy, our innovative, in-house learning and development offering is designed to help you take your career to the next level.
We’re here for you. Our employee assistance programme offers counselling and support for you and your family 24/7.
Stay book-smart. Take up to five paid days off per year to study toward a relevant qualification.
Experience new things. We offer you a career break after 3 years’ continuous service.
As an organisation with a strong social purpose, One Housing works in some of the most diverse communities in the UK and their workforce reflects that. We understand the strength we gain from having and supporting our diverse teams. The different skills and experiences that our colleagues from different backgrounds bring to us allow us to make better decisions, consider different views and be an altogether more interesting and cohesive place to work.
We welcome applications from everyone.
Apply today for a fulfilling career in our Care team.