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Relief Female Care & Support Worker- Retirement Living

Location
Pears Court, Harrow, Stanmore, Greater London, HA7 3FT

Employment Type
Part Time

Salary
£10.85 - £11.05 + Benefits
Hourly

Contract Type
Contract

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Do you want to work for a multi-award-winning organisation offering high quality housing with care services to older people? We are proud to be the UK’s leading charity providing health and social care to the Jewish community. 

Jewish care is pleased to offer an opportunity for outstanding Waking Night Care and Support Workers to join our team for our flag ship retirement community, Pears Court, located in Stanmore, Hertfordshire.  This is a prestigious new build development, which is part of our Sandringham Campus site.  Phase 2 of this exciting development will be opening in early 2021, offering 48 one and two-bedroom retirement housing properties for rental. 

There is a genuine occupational reason under the sex discrimination act 1974, that we require female carers for this role.

To find out more about our new Care and Community hub, please head to https://jewishcare.org/sandringham and check out our unique range of services and facilities! 

We offer a 6-week induction training programme, which will enable new staff to understand how we work with tenants and provide a culturally appropriate service. There are opportunities to progress your career in care and support, alongside promotional opportunities with a fantastic induction and training and development programme.

The Role  

• Checking tenants well-being on a regular basis, as directed according to their needs as detailed in their Care, support and Risk Plans.

• Responding to emergencies and contacting emergency services if required

• Dealing with breakdown of services, e.g. power cuts, responding appropriately to death, keeping a record of all emergencies attended to. 

• implementing and monitoring care & support plans to meet the individual needs of a diverse group of Tenants

• Delivering personal care including bathing, feeding, etc. and other domestic tasks such as preparing meals, cleaning etc.

• Assisting with the preparation and provision of hot meals, communally or individually in tenant flats, observing Kashrut procedures always.

• Advocating on behalf of service users with other agencies. 

• Signposting people to Welfare benefits advice. 

• Contributing to building community spirit within the resource through participating, encouraging, enabling and facilitating social events that meet the needs of diverse tenants. 

• Contributing to effective team working and positive service culture, and be able to work effectively with people living with dementia and promote health and well-being for all tenants.

This role will require flexibility and the ability to work on a rolling rota to include weekends and bank holidays.

About you

• NCQ level 2 in Health and social Care (Desirable, not essential)

• Previous Experience within a Care or Health setting.

• Excellent communication

• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships

We are looking for candidates with positive energy who enjoy working with people and understand the importance of team working. You will need to make decisions independently and develop trusting and respectful; relationships with all members of the team and tenants and their families.  

The scheme houses Older Jewish People, so you will be interested in other people, their culture and preferences for living. All training in terms of understanding the Jewish way of life is provided during our extensive induction training.

In line with government guidance, we will be asking all candidates to confirm if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19

We are a team of many different backgrounds and cultures

Jewish Care is the leading health and social care charity serving the Jewish community in the UK. Though our clients are all of a similar religious tradition, our staff represent diverse cultures and faiths.

Why you'll love working with us

No matter how young or old you are, if you want to make a real difference in people's lives, we'll reward you for your hard work and dedication. On top of providing some of the most competitive pay rates in the care industry, we offer excellent benefits, including:

  • 4% employer pension contribution
  • Employee referral bonus scheme
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Free meals
  • Wellbeing & staff recognition initiatives
About us

Jewish Care is a communal organisation touching the lives of over 10,000 people every week. We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by enhancing wellbeing and inspiring them to stay connected to their community. We provide a variety of health and social care services to meet the community's physical, social and emotional needs, including older people, those with mental health needs, Holocaust survivors, people living with dementia and people with disabilities.

We employee 1,100 staff and 3,000 volunteers from multicultural backgrounds who work together to enrich vulnerable people's lives in a positive and caring way. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we are proud of how our staff have responded and the agility they have shown to ensure we continue to meet changing requirements.

Please be aware that this vacancy will close once a sufficient number of candidates have been identified.

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