Female Care and Support Worker

Closing date
South East
£8.42 to £8.77 per hour

Female Care and Support Worker

Rosary Priory, Bushey

£8.42 to £8.77 per hour (dependent on qualifications)

37.5 hours per week

We are currently seeking a 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. You will use your skills to work with colleagues to provide a person-centred 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.

The role of 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:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • 28 days annual leave (including public holidays)
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work Scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

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