Care Assistant

Kernow House Care Centre, Landlake Road, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9HP

£7.83 - £9.00 per hour




29th October 2018

29th November 2018

A Golden Hello is just one of the ways we’ll reward you when you join Barchester in this role.

We are currently looking for Care Assistants with a passion to care for people with complex and challenging needs to join our multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled qualified nurses and other professionals at our newly refurbished Kernow House Care Centre.

Here at Kernow House Care Centre our mixed service specialises in caring for people living with Advanced Dementia and Huntington’s disease who require specialist care to get the most out of life.  We also care for working age adults with Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological conditions, and those requiring post-stroke care.

As a Care Assistant you’ll help people to feel fulfilled and valued in their life through provision of a range of quality supportive methods, these include physical assistance and companionship thereby sharing great moments and creating memories too. Care is provided in a variety of ways including one to one and a team approach with interventions including support at mealtimes, personal & therapeutic care as well as ensuring links with the community are maintained.

From your first day you can expect a good standard of guidance and supervision from the General Manager and Clinical Staff ensuring professional development. A high standard of training is received via the learning and development team including the opportunity to attain NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care via the Apprenticeship Scheme or realising an ambition is to become a Care Practitioner.  

To join us as a Care Assistant, you will be a creative, energetic, engaging individual with excellent communication skills, and a professional empathetic approach to people centred care.  You will also be a team player who finds it rewarding working in a challenging busy environment, whilst providing stimulating interaction with our people with various mental and complex care needs. 

Experience as a Care Assistant is advantageous but not essential as we’ll provide all the training you need to thrive.  Above all, you’ll have real compassion for all our people in order to deliver the highest standards of care and support.

As well as a competitive salary, Barchester offers one of the best rewards packages in the care sector. Your generous benefits would include:

• A £500 Golden Hello*
• Ongoing development plan and opportunities for career progression
• Opportunities to join the NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Scheme
• Automatic enrolment into our profit share scheme
• Access to childcare vouchers
• A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts
• Long Service and Employee Of The Month awards
• Workplace Pension Scheme (NEST)
• Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme

If you’d like to use your people skills in an organisation that provides the quality care you’d expect for your loved ones, this is a rewarding place to be.

Our General Manager is always happy to welcome you into the home for an informal chat, simply pop in to find out more about working at Kernow House Care Centre.

Why should you apply?

  • One of the best benefits and rewards packages
  • Great pay
  • Brilliant training
  • Freedom to do things the right way
  • Progression opportunities in over 200 care homes
  • Excellent benefits