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Carer/Care Assistant (12 Week Fixed Term)

The Orders of St. John Care Trust




COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on elderly care. We urgently need to recruit extra temporary care and support staff to ensure our residents get the care they need during these challenging times.

If you need some additional paid work or you just want to volunteer your time to help, then we want to hear from you.

What will you be doing?

You will be working alongside a dedicated team who have our resident’s emotional and physical wellbeing at the core of all they do. You’ll assist with their daily living, encouraging their participation in meaningful activities as well as providing support and companionship.

Whether you want paid work or happy to volunteer – we have a range of interesting and rewarding roles, so we’re sure to have something to suit your interests and flexible enough to fit with the time you want to give. Most importantly you’ll help our residents enjoy each day by making sure they get the quality care they deserve.

Whatever your preconceptions about life in a care home, leave them at the door. We like nothing better than to have fun and celebrate life and the invitation to join us is open.

What experience do you need?

Due to our strong training team, you do not need to have previous care experience. All we ask for is someone who is compassionate, has a can-do approach and excellent communication skills. Above all, you’ll be passionate about ensuring our residents have received the best care possible.

What will you get in return?

For those you giving us your time; you’ll get to put your skills and time to good use, meet new people and know you’ve made a huge difference during these unprecedented times. We’ll cover your out of pocket travel expenses.

For those who are employed by us; you’ll be working for one of the largest not for profit care providers in the UK. A great advantage of being a large organisation is that we can offer competitive pay, generous benefits and training to reward you for taking such good care of our residents.

Here’s an overview of some of the benefits you could get for working for us;

  • Key worker status (so your child can still go to school or nursery)
  • Company pension (depending on eligibility)
  • Weekend rates (depending on role)
  • 28 days holiday entitlement - including bank holidays pro rata (depending on how many hours are worked)
  • Free uniform
  • Free DBS
  • Free car parking
  • Comprehensive Induction, ongoing training and development

The Government’s ‘Infection Control Fund’ (introduced as a result of the Coronavirus) requires Care homes to restrict permanent and temporary staff to working in only one care home, to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.   As a result of this, if you already have another job elsewhere (either in Care or another sector) and you wish to continue working there alongside the Trust, unfortunately we would not be able to progress with your application at this time. However, if you are happy to consider committing to working for us exclusively until the restrictions are lifted we are happy to discuss guaranteeing you the hours you will lose from not being able to work your second job. Or once the restrictions are lifted, please do not hesitate to re-apply for any of our roles that maybe of interest to you then.

  • Contract Type: Fixed term
  • No. of hours per week: 7
  • Candidate Contact: t.harding@osjct.co.uk
  • What level of DBS check?: Enhanced
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