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Care Assistant (Courtney Lodge)

Job Introduction

Courteneys Lodge is an extra care sheltered housing scheme for people living with Dementia. It enables people to live independently with the support of a care team on site. We are looking for relief Care Assistants that can be flexible and work different shifts to cover staff holidays, sickness etc. In this key role, you will provide personal, social, and emotional support to our tenants. You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills both verbally and written. No experience is necessary as full training will be given.

Main Responsibility

  • Assisting with personal care and administering medication.
  • Able to provide emotional support.
  • Encouraging social interaction.
  • End of life care.
  • Assisting with meal preparation.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Someone who is kind, patient, caring.
  • Be able to show empathy.
  • Someone who is flexible.
  • Someone who can commit to undertake mandatory training and who is willing to learn new skills.
  • Someone with a can do attitude and a team player.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Assisting with meal preparation.

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years - From April 2023 this will increase to 28, and 32 days after 5 years 
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.


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