Senior Care Assistant based at The Martins, Bury St. Edmunds
Would you like to make a positive contribution to benefit older people?
You will play an essential role in leading care and ancillary staff members in all aspects of our service to residents, including deputising for senior managers at times.
The ability to form positive relationships with residents, their families and professional colleagues is vital.
You will need to demonstrate your commitment to good care practise through a QCF or equivalent Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, and practical experience of caring for older people, as well as the willingness to train to develop further.
Package: Pension, 28 days holiday (inc. bank holidays), Childcare Vouchers, Life Assurance, Discount Scheme, free uniform & DBS provided
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.
The Martins was completely rebuilt in 1999. The original home was one of twelve built or adapted by MHA during the 1960s. This was a period in which possibilities for new homes were emerging throughout the country, while the organisation's income meant that it was well able to respond to the enthusiasm for such facilities.
Nowadays, The Martins stands in its own grounds, with many en suite rooms looking on to the historic Abbey Garden ruins and the River Lark. Residents can make use of a purpose-built hair dressing salon and a small internal courtyard. In May 2006, the home's registration changed in order to accommodate increased community dementia needs. It established progressive new places for 22 residents with various types of memory loss.
However, residents at The Martins are not only supported by its staff and state-of-the-art facilities. The home has volunteers from all over the Suffolk area who assist staff daily to provide the best possible care and support for residents. Many also help in the day with group and one-to-one activities. It is a family of residents, staff and volunteers who together make The Martins a special place to live.
For more information about the home please visit here.