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Care Assistant (Nights) based at Torrwood, Wells

Wells, Somerset

Up to £9.30 per hour


Available Hours:

Permanent Full Time 33 or 44 hours per week (Nights).

Shift Details: 8pm8am.

Commutable from Ashwick, Oakhill, Binegar, Cheddarm, Chewton Mendip and surrounding areas.

You will be responsible for supporting older people to live their daily lives to the full, assisting with their physical and personal needs to enhance each individuals wellbeing.

We are looking for people who are flexible in their approach and sensitive to the needs of residents therefore you must enjoy the company of older people and work well as part of a team. Previous experience is desirable but the right approach and willingness to undertake full training is more important.

For more information about the role please review the Job Description here.

Please note that interviews may take place prior to the advert closing as and when suitable applications are received. If a suitable candidate is appointed the role may close early, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application.

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Countryside surroundings, close proximity to the pretty cathedral city of Wells and, above all, highly trained and committed staff in a purposebuilt home these are just some of the features that make Torrwood such a welcoming and safe place for people with dementia and nursing needs.

With space for up to 82 people, all rooms are private and en suite, some with shower facilities. We understand that personal tastes and needs vary, so we encourage residents to personalise their rooms. We also have one room that can accommodate a couple, which means that a couple who share different care needs can remain together at Torrwood.

Here, our staff members take the time and care to get to know each resident, talking to them and their families about their likes and dislikes and personal backgrounds and stories, in order to be able to provide the personcentred care that lies at the heart of MHAs values.

We work hard to support older people to live meaningful lives, and believe that physical and spiritual needs hold equal importance. For example, the pretty garden is accessible by wheelchair and safe for people with dementia to enjoy. Residents are able to help tend the raised flowerbeds if they wish to do so, or simply relax on the patio and enjoy the view. Indoors, shared lounges and other spaces (including a reminiscence room) offer places for group activities or just the chance to enjoy the company of others.

We are also committed to providing alternative therapies such as reflexology and music therapy to residents, while our Chaplain offers pastoral support to all at Torrwood, whatever their beliefs. In these and countless other small ways, we help nurture the wellbeing of each individual and help all our residents to lead a fulfilled life in the way that they choose.

For more information about the home please visit here.

Pension, 28 days holiday (inc. bank holidays), Life Assurance, Discount Scheme, free uniform and DBS provided

Posted 22 days ago

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