Bank Female Care and Support Worker

Closing date
Greater London
£8.42 to £8.77 per hour

Bank Female Care and Support Worker

Rosary Priory, Bushey

£8.42 to £8.77 per hour (dependent on qualifications) Subject to April 2020 Pay Review

Hours as and when required

Do you need flexibility in the days you work? Our bank contracts allow you to choose from available shifts while giving you the benefits of a consistent work place and the opportunity to build positive relationships with the individuals we support.

We are currently seeking a Bank Female Care and Support Worker who will make a real difference to the lives of our 9 elderly sisters based at the Rosary Priory convent. At Rosary Priory, we provide personal care and support for retired nuns from the Dominician Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena Newcastle Natal, ensuring they have comfort, independence and peace of mind during their retirement.

You will use your skills to work with colleagues to provide a personalised service and achieve the best outcome for our clients. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

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The role of Bank Female Care and Support Worker will include:

  • Providing personal care to our sisters
  • Assisting with administering medication
  • Cleaning communal areas of the convent
  • Providing refreshments for the sisters
  • Occasionally you will need to escort the sisters to GP/hospital appointments
  • Helping sisters with activities
  • On the night shift, the main duties are carrying out check calls on the 9 sisters and doing ironing and laundry

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience in a similar care-related role is desirable, however we can consider applicants with a caring and compassionate nature
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Strong organisational skills as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to react quickly to changing priorities whilst working to deadlines and targets
  • An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards

Due to the sensitive needs of our clients we can only consider female applicants. Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

Why work for Sanctuary Retirement Living?

Sanctuary Retirement Living services provide comfort, independence and peace of mind. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that support is available in their home should they need it. Spacious apartments with on-site communal facilities create an environment where residents can enjoy healthy, active and independent lifestyles in their later years.

Ready to join Sanctuary Retirement Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Retirement Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Retirement Living. For more information on the campaign click here

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