Are you looking for a role where you feel you have made a difference at the end of each working day? Are you naturally caring, kind and passionate about older people? Thornton House are recruiting a Residential Care Assistant to join their friendly team, where everyone feels valued for the work they do!
We are really proud to be one of Lancashire County Council's 16 residential care homes spread right across Lancashire, who provide care and support to more than 700 wonderful residents. We're looking for naturally compassionate people who can help us deliver exceptional care and achieve our vision 'To be the best quality service, safely supporting older people with kindness, dignity, care and compassion to live their life their way'.
You do not need to have any care experience to join our team, the right values, attitude and behaviours are more important than your previous career background. We will however, support and pay for your training, along with a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and uniform and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
About Our Home:
Thornton House is a purpose built two storey home for older people located in Thornton Cleveleys, which is a pretty village with a range of shops, with its own little theatre, and an 18th Century windmill.
It is one of 16 care homes managed by Lancashire County Council and offers quality, safe, comfortable care and support for up to 45 people across four homely separate areas. We offer friendly, compassionate, person centred support to people living with dementia who choose Thornton house as their home. We also welcome older people for Residential care, short term respite stays and admissions for people who need intermediate care services to support their rehabilitation.
We are a great team but don't just take our word for it!
People who live at Thornton House said “I am looked after. My daughter knows I am safe here so it gives her peace of mind.” “The staff are fantastic, they look after me really well.” “I like everything, I am safe and warm, and I don’t worry about falling. The staff are very attentive, best thing I’ve done.” “Kind, caring staff, makes living here a pleasure.”
To find out more about our lovely home, visit our website here
Hours of Work:
This is a part time, permanent position and you will be expected to work on the following days:
Week 1 – Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Week 2 – Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
You will be expected to work every other weekend including bank holidays, if this falls on the weekend you are working. The hours will be: 15:30 - 22:00.
This position is part time. Please note that the salary quoted is full time equivalent and if successful the salary received will be paid on a pro–rata basis. The hourly rate, however, is £9.90. In addition, enhanced rates of pay will be paid for weekend and bank holiday working.
Here are a few things we look for in our Residential Care Assistants:
We are looking for people with a caring nature and a big smile, with a genuine desire to make people's lives better. A good pair of eyes and ears is a must as you will be spending time with our residents, listening to a lifetime worth of memories and building positive relationships with them, their family and your colleagues. Judgement and creativity is essential as your day will be varied. You will have good time management, patience and a sense of humour to make someone's day brighter and happier. If you have ambition to learn, career development is possible and we will always be there to support you no matter what.
What you will get in return:
We have a lot to offer people who join our Older Peoples Care Service including a comprehensive training and support package.
Lancashire County Council also offers great staff benefits with generous annual leave entitlements including the option to purchase additional leave days, a well-established staff Health and Wellbeing programme and the opportunity to progress as part of an exciting, well-established service that is looking to bring real benefits to the people of Lancashire.
Find out more about the benefits Lancashire County Council has to offer on our website here.
If you want to know more about the role, please contact Kimberley Lord on 01253 825 825 for an informal discussion.
The proposed interview date is 8th Spetember 2022.
The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.
This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 and annual flu vaccinations.
We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.
Job Description and Person Specification
- Minimum Salary: 19100
- Maximum Salary: 19264
- Pay Basis: Yearly
- Schedule Type: Part Time
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Hours: 21.00009
- Closing Date: Aug 31, 2022