Care Assistant based at Alexandra House, Dovercourt

Location
Harwich
Salary
£8.56 per hour
Posted
01 Aug 2017
Closes
31 Aug 2017
Ref
REQ002564
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Available Hours:

Permanent - Full Time - 39 hours per week

Pension, Life Assurance, Childcare Vouchers, Discount Scheme + Free uniform & DBS checks

Commutable from Little Oakley, Great Oakley, Ramsey and Wix

You will be responsible for supporting older people to live their daily lives to the full, assisting with their physical and personal needs to enhance each individual's well-being.

We are looking for people who are flexible in their approach and sensitive to the needs of residents therefore you must enjoy the company of older people and work well as part of a team. Previous experience is desirable but the right approach and willingness to undertake full training is more important.

For more information about the role please review the Job Description here.

Please note that interviews may take place prior to the advert closing as and when suitable applications are received. If a suitable candidate is appointed the role may close early, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application.

Alexandra House is set in delightful grounds on Marine Parade to the east of the town centre. The location offers panoramic views of the sea front and a relaxed pace of life.

In 2011, MHA built a brand new care home in the grounds to replace the original home. This is a state-of-the-art three storey home with panoramic views of the seafront, offering 47 places for residential and dementia care with a range of facilities including landscaped gardens, en suite shower rooms, conservatory, balcony, air conditioned communal areas and family rooms.

The home continues to benefit from its own Chaplain, Reflexologist, Music Therapist and dedicated Activities Co-ordinator.

On 19 May 1905, King Edward VII visited Dovercourt. The main purpose of the visit was to inspect the local militia. In the evening before returning to London, the King had dinner with his officers in the Alexandra Hotel, now Alexandra House. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of this event, on 19 May 2005, Alexandra House had a small exhibition in the home to recall the King's visit, and they replicated items from the menu served to the King for the residents' lunch. This is just one example of the events at the home, which is one of the best located care homes in Essex.

For more information about the home please visit here.