Healthcare Assistant - Oaken Holt Nursing and Residential Home, Farmoor, Oxfordshire
Welcome Bonus - Join before Christmas and get a £500 Welcome Bonus (£250 paid in your first months’ pay and £250 following successful probation after 6 months)
Work 11 hours and get paid for 12. Your contracted rate of £10.00, becomes £10.80 with your paid breaks on top. *applies for 12 hours shifts only Welcome Bonus up to £500* Night shift - 8pm to 8am Full/part time: 24 - 48 hours a week We regularly Covid test all our residents and staff
ABOUT THE HOME
Oaken Holt Nursing and Residential Home is a Victorian mansion set on the 23-acre Oaken Holt Estate with our sister home Wytham House also on the grounds in Farmoor. Oaken Holt has been updated to meet the latest care standards whilst retaining some charming original features such as oak panelling, painted ceilings and plaster cornices. There are stunning lounges and dining areas, a bistro and hair salon as well as a library. Residents are often popping over to the shops in Witney and Kidlington, or to a local pub for lunch and we've enjoyed mystery tours of Oxford and boat trips on the Thames. Our residents and families enjoy feeling a part of the local community where residents and local people meet at our events including barbecues, cheese and wine evenings and coffee mornings.
We offer fantastic training and development opportunities, each of our care workers work towards their Care Certificate, giving them the confidence to deliver first-class care.
We also undertake a wide range of diverse training, from manual handling to infection control and safeguarding. We have an extensive training team, consisting of regional trainers as well as a network of in-home trainers, able to deliver programmes to colleagues.
In 2015 we launched our own dementia training programme, called ‘My World’. This is accredited by City and Guilds and was awarded the Princess Royal Training Award, every employee is given the opportunity to learn and develop.
ABOUT THE ROLE
An excellent and exciting opportunity to join our Oaken Holt Nursing Home as a Care Assistant! You will work part of a great team and be making a difference to our residents by providing excellent care standards, taking pride in treating our residents as individuals.
As a Care Assistant at Caring Homes, you’ll help residents enjoy each day by making sure they get the quality care and support they deserve. Responsible for supporting our elderly residents with daily living, providing support and companionship, assisting with their physical and personal needs – where every day is different and rewarding!
THE SKILLS YOU'LL NEED
Compassion’s the only qualification you need!
If making people’s lives better is what gets you up in the morning, you should come and join a like-minded team at Oaken Holt. As a Care Assistant here, you can make a real difference to the lives of our residents with reliable, compassionate care.
And we’re not looking for experience or qualifications: we’ll give you all the training you need. Furthermore, we’ll give you all the support you need to develop your career with us and progress into a Senior Care Assistant role.
What we want above all are genuinely kind, sympathetic people, who will really get a thrill from enhancing the happiness and wellbeing of our residents. Whether it’s going out of the way to make them feel comfortable and respected, or just taking an interest in how their grandchildren are doing, you’ll be the kind of person who loves to brighten up our residents’ days.
If that sounds like you, we think you’ll love working at Oaken Holt Nursing Home. We’re part of the Caring Homes, which is one of the UK’s leading providers of residential, nursing and dementia care for the elderly.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS WE CAN OFFER YOU?
Within Caring Homes Group you can expect not just an exceptional and extensive benefits package as listed below, you will also get satisfaction of doing genuinely rewarding work.
“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age”.
*Dependant on location
*£500 for full time staff, £250 for part time
In order to protect both our staff and our residents, unless there are wholly exceptional reasons (which we will consider on an individual basis), From 11 November 2021, anyone working or volunteering in one of our cares home will need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19) and will need to agree to continue to receive Covid-19 vaccinations as required and in accordance with public health guidance throughout their employment with us.