Facebook Pixel Tracking
W1siziisimnvbxbpbgvkx3rozw1lx2fzc2v0cy9td2fuifn0ywzml2pwzy9iyw5uzxitzgvmyxvsdc1qb2iuanbnil1d

Health & Social Care

Your role as a Care Assistant

Care Assistant roles can be an extremely rewarding field. Every day you will be helping to improve lives, working on the front line of Health and Social Care with a wide variety of clientele. Care Assistants provide support to the disabled, elderly, dementia patients, long-term ill and individuals with learning difficulties, so your role can be very varied and no days will ever be the same! You can work as a care assistant in a residential or nursing home or in a respite care setting. We also offer some 1:1 position in supported living accommodation.

Main duties of a Care Assistant

The job is centred around helping clients with immediate needs, as Care Assistant you will always aim to provide individual care to your clients, working to provide a care plan that suits their individual need. Your role will include:
  • washing
  • dressing
  • maintaining their hygiene
  • ensuring they receive healthy meals and fluids
  • helping them with basic day-to-day or administrative tasks like paying bills. 

The Care Assistant role also includes getting to know clients personally and providing them with emotional support and company, being a good listener and encouraging them to take part in activities and socialising with other residents,  all of which contributes positively to their wellbeing.

Required skills and experience of a Care Assistant

At Swanstaff we ask for all of our Care Assistants to have a minimum of 6 months recent experienced in a paid care role, this is so that you can enter our clients with a good understanding of the role and help support them during staff shortages when shadowing may not be an option. We look for passionate Care Assistants who are able to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. You should be patient and have a sense of humour with the ability to show compassion for those in your care.
 
Being a care assistant can be a challenging role but it is also one of the most rewarding and fulfilling. 
 

Suffolk is a quintessentially English County located in the East of England within the East Anglia region and has a total population of 758,600. Suffolk is very picturesque with a beautiful coastline, seaside & market towns and plenty of rolling countryside. The main towns in Suffolk are Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Sudbury and the county borders Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Whilst feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle, the county is just 90 minutes drive to London and benefits from good direct rail links from the main towns.

The area is very rich in History from the Saxons, to the rebel Queen Bodicea who defeated the Romans, right up to the many expeditions of Settlers leaving for America.

The landscape and the Architectural beauty of the area has long inspired Artists to work and live in Suffolk including John Constable who painted most of his masterpieces along the River Stour.

When it comes to the local Economy, unemployment rates In Suffolk are below the national average at 3.7%, there are 4 key industries that makeup over 45% of the counties jobs - Wholesale & Retail Trade, Health & Social Care, Manufacturing and Admin & Support Services. The county is home to many Food & Beverage manufacturers including household names such as Branston Pickle, Greene King, Birds Eye and the Port of Felixstowe is the largest container port in the UK, dealing with 48% of the UK's containerised trade.

To find out about our recruiting team and jobs in Suffolk click here 

Latest Jobs in Suffolk