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Care Assistant - Safer Independence Support


Job tilte: Support Worker/Care Assistant

Salary: £24200 - £26200 per annum depending on experience
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucester, Fairford

(paid after probation)


Are you looking for something different? Retain Healthcare is developing a new model of care and support for people living at home in your community. This is an opportunity for the right person to shape and develop a new service and deliver care that provides improved quality of life to those who need you most.
This role offers training and personal development that is both innovative and career changing. You will be leading the way in shaping the future of Social Care and developing the next generation of Care Professionals.

We offer:

  • Contracted full time hours, 28 days holiday
  • Paid travel and waiting time
  • Paid mileage
  • Paid training (classroom based and endorsed by Skills For Care)
  • Opportunity to complete a diploma and progress into Team Leader/ Care Coordinator role within the office
  • 24 hour support advice and guidance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Working for a Company that strives to do things better or differently
  • FREE uniform, DBS Rebate Reimbursement
  • Enhanced Bank Holiday and weekend pay
  • Access to blue light card
  • Access to The Lifestyle discount card
  • Gloucestershire – CQC – Outstanding for Well Led
  • Recommend a friend bonus of up to £250 per introduction
  • A kind, approachable, caring and passionate individual
  • Drivering licence
  • Your own car
  • Willingness to learn and make a difference
  • Available 7am-2pm or 4pm-10pm
  • No experience required as full training provided
Main Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • When required, liaise with Social Workers, District Nurses and other agency professionals within the multidisciplinary team.
  • Contribute towards communicating changes of requirements.
  • Ensure you work within the company policies and procedures.
  • Attending training and expanding your personal development
  • Assist customers as appropriate with their personal needs, such as dressing, washing, meal preparation and access to their community as detailed in the Care Plan.
  • When working within a customer's home setting, you may be assisting customers with, or where necessary carry out light housework, such as dusting, sweeping/ vacuuming carpets, living rooms/ kitchens/ bathrooms and toilets, polishing furniture using dusters/ mops/ equipment, washing and ironing clothing and bed linen, preparing and cooking a meal.
  • Following the outcome focused model, encourage customers to undertake personal care and tasks which they are capable of, recognising that their abilities may change, in some circumstances, on a day-to-day basis
Retain Healthcare Ltd and Retain Skills (South West) Ltd are an equal opportunities employer, offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and DBS Check.

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