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Care Assistant

Posted 12 days 22 hours ago by Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group

£13.24 - £18.36 Hourly
Not Specified
West Lothian, Broxburn, United Kingdom, EH525
Job Description

We care, the way you care

Come and join us in West Lothian!

Randolph Hill are looking for an outstanding person to join us as a Care Assistant at our excellent nursing homes in West Lothian - Holmesview in Broxburn or Kirk Lane in Livingston. Permanent full or part time or bank posts are available.

Market Leading Rates of Pay - from £13.24 - £18.36 per hour, with overtime at time plus 33% and career development potential

Company Benefits;

Excellent rate of pay - £13.24 - £18.36 per hour - we are an accredited Living Wage employer

Optional overtime paid at time + 33% (£17.61 - £24.42 per hour)

Permanent full or part time or staff bank opportunities available

Enhanced sick pay covering up to 28 weeks

Fully funded stakeholder pension scheme

Up to 33 days annual leave entitlement

Long service holidays and awards

Free parking on site

Staff retail and leisure discounts through our benefits hub

Rolling programme of mandatory training

Structured career development opportunities up to Team Leader level

Friendly, stable and supportive management and head office team

"Recommend a Friend" scheme - £1000 for Nurses/£500 for Care Assistants

Positive reputation of our nursing homes with lower staff turnover than the sector average

Well run nursing homes with positive care inspection grades across our homes

More flexible working patterns can be achieved, if required, working on our separate staff bank team

Main responsibilities

  • To promote the highest standards of care within the nursing home
  • To uphold the residents rights to privacy, dignity and choice
  • To provide a safe and healthy environment for residents, staff and visitors
  • To adhere to SSSC Code of Conduct
  • To set a good example at all times in respect of dress, manner, hygiene and behaviour
  • To report any injuries, disease or dangerous practice to all relevant personnel
  • To maintain correctly written records as required by the company and statutory bodies

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 1 years care experience gained within any care of the elderly setting, whether this be nursing home, hospital or community based. We are also keen to hear from student nurses
  • From time to time we may consider people without experience if they have good reasons for looking to work within the care sector and depending on skill mix within the home at that time
  • For Principal Carer post an SVQ 3 is essential along with team leadership experience in a care environment
  • Experience of working with elderly people and knowledge of dementia, delivering clinical support in this area
  • Time management, prioritisation of workload for self and greater team
  • Ability to problem solve and manage a diverse range of situations effectively within a nursing home setting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, especially report writing
  • Being able to deal with a variety of issues and respond appropriately

Our Organisation

Randolph Hill is one of Scotland's long standing, reputable providers of care for older people. We own and run 7 nursing homes across east central Scotland with strong care inspection grades and good staffing levels, making it the perfect place to develop your career whilst building positive relationships with our residents and delivering a higher standard of care in our purposely designed nursing homes.

At Randolph Hill, we provide a structure where you can make a real difference. We are large enough to be able to provide what our teams need, such as a supportive management, detailed policies and procedures and regular comprehensive training, whilst still small enough to avoid becoming overly bureaucratic and making the right decision to fit each circumstance. We have a career pathway allowing our staff to progress their career with many examples.

What do our Staff Say?

"It is important to me to be treated as a person and not just a number. This is achieved at Randolph Hill when the senior management team make an effort to get to know all the staff employed in all the homes."

"I have always had better job satisfaction when employed by a smaller company in comparison to larger care home providers."

"The rate of pay is competitive for the area"

"I enjoy the experience of caring for my residents and feel satisfied when I am able to make a difference in a resident's quality of life. Randolph Hill provides a very comfortable environment and resources to make that possible. Randolph Hill provide a good and safe working environment, quality care and co-operative management and these were the most important factors in making my decision to join Randolph Hill."

"I am very proud to work for Randolph Hill. I have been employed by the company for over 5 years. The residents receive a high standard of care, delivered in a person centred manner. The staff and management have helped me to develop and progress in my career."

All enquires will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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