Your role as a Carer
Carer 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. Carer's 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 carer 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 Carer
- maintaining their hygiene
- ensuring they receive healthy meals and fluids
- helping them with basic day-to-day or administrative tasks like paying bills.
The Carer 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 Carer
Ipswich is a large town in Suffolk with a population of 137,500. Set on the River Orwell, its waterfront is lined with cafes, galleries and shops, and the 19th-century Old Custom House which reflects the towns maritime history.
If you are looking for something to do in Ipswich you could take a cruise along the river Orwell, visit Christchurch Mansion to view the historical artwork on display or spend your time shopping in the town where you will find an array of independent retailers as well as high street staples.
There are over 9500 businesses offering employment opportunities in Ipswich. The largest employment sector in Ipswich is Health and Social Care, closely followed by Wholesale and Retail trades.
£9 - 13 Per Hour
Swanstaff Ipswich needs you now more than ever. We are looking for an Healthcare Assistants within Ipswich and the surrounding areas. Our candidates are the #HiddenHeros and we need more of them. You will become part of a team who are passionate about keeping premises clean and people safe. Job Title: Care Assistant Location: Ipswich Salary: £9.00 - £13.00 per hour The role of a Care Assistant: Due to increasing demand from our clients in the Ipswich area, we are looking to recruit additional care assistants with experience of working with elderly people, particularly those with dementia, for both day and night work Working as a Care Assistant within our client’s team, it’s not just the resident’s health needs you’ll help meet. You’ll also help them to get more out of life - to be more independent, to enjoy a wider range of activities, and, above all, to have more choice in their day to day life. Whether you’re assisting a nurse, getting involved with a daily activities, filling in vital paperwork or lending someone a hand to eat their lunch, you’ll make all the residents you care for feel safe, comfortable and secure. In other words, you’ll make them feel right at home. If you are looking for flexible work that you can fit around your busy life? We have full and part time positions available. We have various shifts including Earlies, Lates, Long days and Nights available paying between £8.72 & £12 per hour. Requirements of a Care Assistant: A minimum of 6 months previous experience DBS dated within the last 12 months or on the update service (if you do not have one, one can be applied for) A kind, caring and compassionate nature What do you need to think about before applying? We couldn’t achieve what we do without our amazing teams. We believe in our people and want to ensure you feel appreciated and supported at every step of your journey with us. For this reason, we offer an excellent range of benefits as listed below. Competitive pay rates, Weekly paid FREE training 24 hour support Flexible hours Refer a Friend Scheme-get up to £200 for referring a carer or nurse to us How to apply: If you're interested in this role please apply online now or alternatively please get in touch with Hayley from our Ipswich team!