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Title:  Wellbeing Assistant

Location: 

Milton Keynes, South East, GB, MK3 5NR

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Care
Requisition Number:  131824

 

At Sanctuary Care, we believe in providing high quality care homes where people are looked after with the utmost dignity and respect. It goes without saying that kindness is what care is all about, so first and foremost, we carefully choose our staff for their kind and compassionate nature. We aim to care, nurture and enrich the lives of all in our ‘family’ at Sanctuary Care, whether that’s our staff, residents or family members.

 

Wellbeing Assistant

 

Caton House Residential and Nursing Home, 37 Epsom Grove, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 5NR

 

£9.18 per hour (no experience, no problem, it’s your heart that counts)

 

Fixed term until 31st March 2022

 

30 hours per week

  

Tea..Chat…Do...could you?

 

If your job in hospitality or any other industry has been put on hold for a few months, we can offer flexible contracts supporting our care teams by carrying out a multitude of jobs that help our residents have a better day, none of which will involve delivering direct clinical care.

 

We are looking for fun, enthusiastic and caring people to support our residents through these difficult times. This role does not include providing personal care.

 

The kettle’s on…apply today

 

Duties may include

 

  • Provide an all round service to the home which could include making beds/tidying rooms, making cups of tea/tea trolley, serving meals, laundry and light domestic duties e.g. dusting/hoovering/washing up. No personal care is given to residents in this role.
  • Assist residents with individual and group activities, including social interaction, in line with individual care and support plans.
  • Provide a wellbeing support services to residents taking into consideration their personal preferences

 

Where you’ll work

 

We support our resident to continue with and to rekindle favourite pastimes, as well as trying new hobbies. With our help, they can continue to be active members of their local community in Milton Keynes. It often surprises visitors how much we get up to in our care home. Befriending new volunteers from across Buckinghamshire, to enjoying toe-tapping to live entertainment or a competitive game of bingo – there is always something going on! We also welcome some very special guests to the residential and nursing home.  Children from schools and nurseries in Milton Keynes are often popping over to see us. Singing and taking part in arts and crafts, it’s truly fabulous to see the way they engage with our residents. Laughter and beaming smiles fill the room when they visit.

Click here for further information about the home.

 

What skills do I need?

 

  • Team work!  A happy team, makes for happy residents and a happy home
  • 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 caring, enthusiastic and have energy to share
  • Being able to communicate well is essential along with a flexible approach
  • You’ll also be kind and have a real genuine like for older people and their needs, ensuring we treat everyone with the respect and dignity they deserve.

 

Benefits and rewards

 

We know you work so hard and being the best Wellbeing Assistant you can be needs to be rewarded.  We are very proud to offer the following:

 

  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Life assurance
  • CQC performance bonus
  • Overtime enhancement
  • Occupational sick pay after qualifying period
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme with payment of up to £750 available
  • Contributory pension from Sanctuary Care
  • 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.

 

We hope you feel you could be our next team member. 

 

The reference number for this position is 131824.

 

Closing date: 13 October 2021

 

To join Sanctuary Care you will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and Influenza prior to commencing employment unless you are medically exempt.

 

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
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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