Bank Care Assistant

  • Job Reference: CVABYVHB
  • Date Posted: 6 December 2017
  • Recruiter: The Abbeyfield Society
  • Website: https://www.abbeyfield.com/
  • Location: Kew, Richmond, Surrey
  • Salary: £9.40 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Bank Care Assistants , Victoria House, Richmond

£9.40 per hour, flexible hours - as and when required 

The role of a Bank Care Assistant involves creating an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming, ensuring that every resident enjoys life with us to the full. Promoting the physical, social, intellectual and emotional wellbeing of our residents, you will assist in the promotion of their independence. Duties will include providing assistance to residents with their personal care to include washing, dressing and assisting residents in all aspects of their daily lives as required.  

Previous experience for this role is not essential as you will receive on the job support and training.  Ideal candidate will be able to communicate and interact well with people, be comfortable working as part of a team and can empathise and understand the needs of older people. Upon commencement, Care Assistants must be willing to undertake training to achieve NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent.

About Care Home 

At Victoria House we have a varied selection of residents. We have a good support group of volunteers who provide various activities and outgoings, and we also have a very strong relatives group who recently formed a constitution. A mobile farm visits the house twice a year and we have a policy of allowing pets.

Victoria House is two large Victorian houses joined together which provides residential care for elderly frail and mild Dementia. Over the years we have had various extensions added to enhance the property, and now has 29 rooms of varying sizes, some having en suite facilities. Every room has a TV aerial and telephone access.

We have various gardens for our residents to enjoy and this gives the opportunity to get together and enjoy a cool drink and snacks or take a book into a quiet area to read.

The house has a lift and two stair lifts for easy access throughout the property. We provide easy access to listening books for those who have sight impairment and have a small library in the house. There is a hairdressing / treatment room, and a chiropodist who visits the house regularly, as does a lady who carries out reflexology and massage.                                        

Who we are

We have been established since 1956 when the dream of one man, Richard Carr-Gomm, became a reality. He recognised that a lot of older people were both neglected and isolated and he dedicated the rest of his life to building our charity that has been helping thousands of people across Britain and the world.

During our 60 years’ we’ve developed Richard’s dream and our 500+ houses and homes are run by specialist staff that are determined to provide all our residents exceptional standards of help and support.  We’ve developed just the right formula that allows us to flexibly provide individual levels of assistance when and where they’re needed.