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Day Care Assistant posted by Sanctuary Group

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Day Care Assistant




Sanctuary Group




Day Care Assistant


Sawston, East Anglia, GB, CB22 3HJ

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Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)


Sanctuary Care

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At Sanctuary Care we believe in providing high quality care homes where people are looked after with the utmost dignity and respect. Our strength lies in the quality of our people and we employ those who will share our mission statement 'Keeping kindness at the heart of our care'.

Day Care Assistant

Orchard House Residential Care
Home, 191 High Street, Sawston, Cambridgeshire

£9.44 to £9.71 per hour (dependant on qualifications) + 20% overtime rate* £11.32 to £11.65 per hour (dependant on qualifications)

39 hours per week - To be worked over a 12 h shift (8am - 8pm) and to include alternate weekends

Why work for us?

When you join Sanctuary Care, you will be part of something special - we are an innovative organisation, with ambitious growth plans. At Orchard House Residential Care Home we put people at the heart of everything we do and that includes our staff. We invest heavily in your training, promote a strong teamwork ethic and make sure that you have the support and resources you need to reach your potential. Our strength lies in the quality of our people and we employ those who share our values.

Where you'll work

Orchard House is situated close to the High Street in the
beautiful village of Sawston, on the outskirts of Cambridge. Our care home is a bus ride from all the shops, restaurants, galleries and a stunning cathedral. Orchard House is designed with all the usual comforts you'd expect as well as a hairdressing salon and Day Care Centre where people can meet and socialise. We provide a range of care and support including residential, dementia and day care for 35 residents.

Click here for further information about the home.

The role of Care Assistant will include
  • Delivering the highest quality of personalised care to our residents in line with their individual care plans
  • Helping with all aspects of day-to-day life, as well as making sure they can enjoy leisure and social activities
  • Ensuring the overall happiness and well being of our residents by getting to know them and their families and providing them with emotional support and company
Skills and
  • Experience is not essential, as we will support you with all the training and support you'll need to do the job, what is important is that you are a caring, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual
  • Excellent communication and team working skills are essential along with a flexible approach
  • You will also be compassionate and have a real genuine empathy for older people and their needs, ensuring we treat everyone with the respect and dignity they deserve
Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Care a great place to work we offer access to a range of great employee benefits including:
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Life Assurance
  • CQC Performance bonus
  • Overtime Enhancements
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme with payment of up to £750
  • Contributory pension from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice
  • Discounts on shopping, holidays, cinema, dining, days out and much more via 'My Rewards'
  • Criminal Records Checks are funded by Sanctuary Care
* Terms and Conditions apply

If you require further assistance please contact Orchard House Residential Care Home on [Click here to apply] and quote Ref: 61063

To apply please click the blue Apply button at the top of the page or please send your up to date CV and covering letter to [Click here to apply] quoting reference :56822

Closing date: 28 February 2020

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We reserve the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time depending on application volumes; therefore an early submission of
application is encouraged.

Building Equality and Diversity
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Care Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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