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Care Assistant - Supported Housing with care - Kilkenny House

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have rewarding opportunities for caring and empathetic people to join our care teams as a Care Assistant in supported housing for older people in Kilkenny house (Westcoft) supports those who are frail or have physical disabilities.

You’ll join friendly and caring teams who provide care and support to ensure tenants live as independently as possible in their own flats as well as providing communal activities and promoting links to community groups.

2 years’ experience would be desirable , What is important is that you are compassionate, can demonstrate kindness and have a desire to want to help older people to live full, happy and healthy lives.

Please write on your supporting statement which role you would like to be considered for Full time or Part Time

Main Responsibility

  • Provide personal care support, as detailed in care plans, encouraging tenants to maintain independence wherever possible.
  • To support tenants to participate in activities within the scheme and in the community.
  • Monitor the wellbeing of tenants and raise concerns or any risks that may be identified.
  • To write records of care delivered.
  • Completion of mandatory training as well as any additional training that may be provided

The Ideal Candidate

  • Will genuinely demonstrate a kind, caring and empathetic approach to supporting older people who have dementia, who are frail or have a physical disability.
  • Will have patience and will support people with respect whilst promoting dignity at all times
  • Will be able to effectively communicate with tenants, families, and colleagues.
  • Will have the ability to work on their own as well as part of a team and be able to respond flexibly to our tenants needs.
  • Should you be offered the role, as part of the pre-employment checks an Enhanced DBS will be actioned for you (unless you are on the DBS Update Service)

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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