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Harrier Lodge

Care Assistant

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Job reference

SYS-9251

Location

Whitstable, Kent CT5 3DE

Min pay rate

£9.88

Max pay rate

12.33

Role highlights

If you're passionate, caring and looking for a rewarding job with excellent training and great opportunities, join Care UK and make a real difference.

Are you interested in gaining access to your wages as you work? Care UK has a money management app that gives you instant access to your pay and is one of the many reasons to join the Care UK family.

Care Assistants at Care UK come from all walks of life, healthcare, support work, domiciliary, hospitality, retail, education and many others. We are looking for caring people to join the Care UK team who share the same values as us: care, passion and teamwork. You will have a strong desire to help people and put the residents at the heart of everything you do.

New to Care?

We have our own Learning Academy to provide excellent training and induction programs for all new staff members, meaning we will give you all the tools and knowledge you need to have a successful career with us. Our high quality, innovative training and coaching will support the development of your skills throughout your career with us.

We see the potential in everyone, let us help fulfil yours.

Here's what you can benefit from working with Care UK:

  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you instant access to your pay
  • Award Winning Care Provider (Residential Care Provider of the Year - Health Investor Awards 2022 & more)
  • Long service awards
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Concerts for Carers (apply for free tickets to concerts at a various venues)
  • Competitive refer a friend bonus
  • GEM Awards - we recognise colleagues who go the extra mile
  • Career development, training and access to our approved apprenticeship scheme
  • Hundreds of online and in-store discounts
  • Cycle 2 work scheme
  • Annual purchase holiday scheme
  • Wellbeing support
  • Pension contribution
  • Free uniform
  • Access to PPE
  • Weekly Covid testing

What you’ll be doing:

  • Helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible
  • Respecting residents’ rights of choice, privacy and dignity
  • Support residents with personal care and mealtimes.
  • Working as part of a team to identify residents’ unique goals and implement personalised care plans.
  • Working flexibly to help residents explore new interests, engage in physical activities, and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment.

So, if you're passionate, caring and looking for a rewarding career, please click the apply button to speak to one of our team for more information.

Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers

Where you'll work

Harrier Lodge care home opened in December 2018 is a 65 bed care home providing nursing and residential care, as well as specialist care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Working with Care UK, you will assist our residents in everyday life, providing support and companionship. You’ll help the residents each day to fulfil their lives and support them in any way they may need. Building relationships and acting as a companion is an extremely rewarding part of your role. This is a great opportunity to dedicate your time and compassion to a fulfilling environment.

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Harrier Lodge

Catering Assistant

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Job reference

SYS-9256

Location

Whitstable, Kent CT5 3DE

Min pay rate

9.88

Max pay rate

9.88

Role highlights

You

You’re a hard-working individual with experience working in a busy kitchen. Ideally, you’ve already got some experience in a care home setting. You’re also a caring person who understands how important mealtimes are to older, vulnerable people. You’re a good team player who takes pride in your job and is happy to go the extra mile. You know the importance of food hygiene and health and safety rules. Above all, you want to be a valued member of a friendly team. You’re keen to progress in your catering career and do your bit to improve the nutrition of older people.


Your role

Reporting to the Head Chef, you’ll make sure all kitchen equipment and areas are properly cleaned. As part of our hard-working team, you’ll also help prepare tasty, nutritious meals that our residents and guests will enjoy. For example, you’ll take pressure off the chefs by cooking breakfast in the mornings. At main mealtimes, you’ll add those much-loved finishing touches like custard or gravy. You’ll be responsible for safe, hygienic food storage and for making sure kitchen equipment and cleaning materials are kept in their correct places. In return, we’ll give you lots of support, training and opportunities to progress in your career.

As a Kitchen Assistant at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive pay – we pay more than the average
  • Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Fast-track career options, e.g. to chef
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Stakeholder pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts
  • Access to our Chef Training Academy, where you can learn new skills from experienced trainers and progress towards more senior positions within the company


About Care UK

We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support.

Where you'll work

Harrier Lodge care home opened in December 2018 is a 65 bed care home providing nursing and residential care, as well as specialist care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Working with Care UK, you will assist our residents in everyday life, providing support and companionship. You’ll help the residents each day to fulfil their lives and support them in any way they may need. Building relationships and acting as a companion is an extremely rewarding part of your role. This is a great opportunity to dedicate your time and compassion to a fulfilling environment.

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Harrier Lodge

Team Leader Care

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Job reference

SYS-9252

Location

Whitstable, Kent CT5 3DE

Min pay rate

£11.77

Max pay rate

£12.30

Role highlights

If you have NVQ Level 3 and proven experience of caring for older people, and are looking for a rewarding role that comes with excellent training and great opportunities for personal development, join Care UK as a Team Leader and make a real difference.

Being a Team Leader at Care UK

Team Leaders at Care UK are flexible in approach and have broad experience of caring for others and leading shifts. They’re great at building relationships and inspiring others too. Collaborating and sharing information and ideas comes naturally to them, as does using tact and diplomacy to deal with challenging situations and quickly resolving them. Their innovations help to raise standards, while their passion for what they do is second to none. And, they consider it a privilege to be trusted to look after others. Do you have the same sort of attributes? Then we could have just the role for you.

 

What you’ll be doing

Being a Team Leader Is about acting as a role model by leading and supervising carers day-to-day, working alongside them and completing regular staff appraisals. It’s also about taking responsibility for case managing residents and liaising with families, health care professional and other stakeholders to ensure that the best care plans are created and delivered. Working closely with nurses to develop the services we provide is an important aspect of the role too, as is administering medication and carrying out risk assessments. Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

What you’ll need

Well-organised, IT literate and adept at allocating and delegating work appropriately, you have a proven ability to lead and supervise others and a good understanding of care planning processes. What’s more, you're trained, or willing to train, to administer medication and used to contributing to, monitoring and implementing changes that improve outcomes for residents. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.

The benefits

  • Competitive rates of pay – we continuously review pay in your local market
  • Opportunities to progress through our personalised career paths into more senior and management roles whilst growing your earnings
  • Earn whilst you learn and take on a variety of apprenticeships applicable to your role enabling you to increase your pay once achieved
  • Competitive refer a friend scheme of up to £1000 depending on role
  • Quality and free training to help develop and enhance your skills
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible hours, including day, night or weekend shifts
  • Free DBS
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts across big known retailers enabling our colleagues to make big savings on every day shopping such as holidays, supermarkets and travel.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns


One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.

Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.

Where you'll work

Harrier Lodge care home opened in December 2018 is a 65 bed care home providing nursing and residential care, as well as specialist care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Working with Care UK, you will assist our residents in everyday life, providing support and companionship. You’ll help the residents each day to fulfil their lives and support them in any way they may need. Building relationships and acting as a companion is an extremely rewarding part of your role. This is a great opportunity to dedicate your time and compassion to a fulfilling environment.

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Harrier Lodge

Lifestyle Co-ordinator

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Job reference

SYS-9253

Location

Whitstable, Kent CT5 3DE

Min pay rate

10.50

Max pay rate

10.50

Role highlights

If you have a passion for helping others to get the most out of life and some experience gained in a similar role, joining Care UK as a Lifestyle Coordinator may be the right move for you. A rewarding career that comes with great training, you’ll have a real opportunity to develop in our fast paced, expanding business. 

Being a Lifestyle Coordinator at Care UK

Lifestyle Coordinators at Care UK have the ability to understand residents’ needs and go the extra mile to support them to live a fulfilling life. They enjoy sharing ideas with others and strive to find ways to improve residents’ quality of life. With a formidable ‘can-do’ approach to their work, lots of initiative and team player skills, they’re keen to continuously learn and improve too. Do you have the same sort of attributes?

What you’ll be doing

Being a Lifestyle Coordinator is about creating, organising and communicating a varied programme of activities for residents. It’s also about empowering each resident individually, assisting them with their ability to participate and enabling them to achieve their goals. You’ll do this by spending quality time with residents and their families in order to gain a full understanding of their interests and aspirations. Meaningful activity is the result and the responsibility of all colleagues input, so you’ll work closely with the team to involve everyone in the home and make this successful. Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

What you’ll need

Some relevant experience is essential, as is the ability to compile social care plans for residents and maintain confidentiality. We’ll also be looking for excellent interpersonal skills and a flair for prioritising a busy workload. Someone who’s able to retain information and carry out instructions accurately, keeping accurate written records is important too. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more enjoyable and want to work in an environment where the work can be challenging, but also fun, fullfilling and rewarding.

The benefits
 

  • Competitive rates of pay – we continuously review pay in your local market
  • Opportunities to progress through our personalised career paths into more senior and management roles whilst growing your earnings
  • Earn whilst you learn and take on a variety of apprenticeships applicable to your role enabling you to increase your pay once achieved
  • Competitive refer a friend scheme of up to £1000 depending on role
  • Quality and free training to help develop and enhance your skills
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free DBS
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts across big known retailers enabling our colleagues to make big savings on every day shopping such as holidays, supermarkets and travel.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns

One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.

Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.

Where you'll work

Harrier Lodge care home due to open in December 2018 is a 65 bed care home providing nursing and residential care, as well as specialist care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Working with Care UK, you will assist our residents in everyday life, providing support and companionship. You’ll help the residents each day to fulfil their lives and support them in any way they may need. Building relationships and acting as a companion is an extremely rewarding part of your role. This is a great opportunity to dedicate your time and compassion to a fulfilling environment.