Care Assistant


Please note: The closing date for this vacancy has passed, and we are no longer accepting applications.

  • Location Leicester, LE4
  • Hours 16 hrs per week
  • Pay £6,255.00 per annum
  • Closing date: 22 Nov 2017, noon

Vista Changes lives.  We are a leading local charity working with children and adults with sight loss throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  Whether someone is newly diagnosed or has lived their whole life with reduced sight, Vista’s specialist staff provide a vital lifeline to local people.

We have a Care Assistant opportunity available at our New Wycliffe Care Home situated in Leicester, which provides high quality residential care to older people with sensory impairment and people with dementia.

You will be required to work 16 hours per week flexibly between 7am – 10.00pm which includes a requirement to work at weekends and Bank holidays on a rota, and the ability to cover for sickness and holidays when required.

When rostered to work weekends and bank holidays you will be paid, at an enhanced hourly rate.

The main aim of Vista’s Residential Homes is to provide a Person Centered Service to each individual in a homely, caring and supportive environment, whilst promoting and maintaining a high level quality to service to each person 

You will be responsible for providing a high quality of emotional, physical and social support to people who live in the Home, respecting and upholding the rights and wishes of each individual, according to individual support plans. This will include your ability to demonstrate compassion, adaptability and integrity.

Previous experience of working with people in a residential or health setting is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

In return you will receive a competitive salary in line with the Health & social care sector, and a generous benefits package and investment in your personal growth with continuous training.  

Closing date:  Wednesday 22nd November 2017

To guarantee interview please make sure your application is submitted before the 22nd November 2017. 

Interviews: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have regrettably not been selected for interview on this occasion.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.

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