Care Assistant - Silversprings - Care UK

Essex County Council
England, Essex, Colchester
Up to £20000 per annum
Closing date
18 Aug 2022

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Care Assistant - Silversprings - Care UK

Permanent, Full Time and Part time

From £9.50 Per hour*

Location: Colchester

Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Care UK to recruit Care Assistants for their residential care facility, Silversprings Care Home in Thorrington near Colchester.

Care UK are looking to recruit Care Assistant for both days and night. Shifts can be discussed at interview stage. This role will also require weekend working.

*Salary will be £9.50 to £9.75 per hour depending on experience.

Care UK are the UK's number one independent care provider and have been providing care for over 30 years. They operate throughout the UK providing care for more than 7,000 people in over 100 care homes and day clubs providing expert residential and nursing care.

Silversprings care home in Thorrington, Essex, has stunning gardens and a welcoming atmosphere. The experienced team provides residential care and nursing care, as well as dementia care and short-term respite care. They also deliver discreet and sympathetic end of life care for their residents.

Care UK are looking for Care Assistants to join their team fantastic team are Silversprings Care Home who share the same values: care, passion, and teamwork! You will have a passion for helping people when it comes to care and put the residents at the heart of everything you do.

Being a Care Assistant does not just mean helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible while respecting their rights of choice, privacy, and dignity. It means having fun and laughter with them and using your skills to help them deal with day-to-day difficulties like personal care and mealtimes. It also means working as part of a team to identify their unique goals and implement personalised care plans. It means working flexibly to help them explore new interests, engage in physical exercise and activities and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment.

Ideally you would have experience of caring/support worker for others but not necessarily in a paid role - you may have looked after an elderly relative or friend. More important though is your kind-hearted nature, belief in teamwork and ability to use your initiative and imagination, follow instructions and prioritise a busy workload. You will be comfortable talking to, and working with, people from different professions, you will need to be great at keeping records too.

Note: ECC are advertising this role on behalf of Care UK and if successful you will be employed by Care UK.

As part of employment should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to

Care UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.

The Care Providers applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

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