Ferendune Court Faringdon
Hourly Rate of Pay (£)
About the role
Join us as a Senior Care Assistant / Team Leader at Anchor to make a real and positive difference to the lives of older people.
Leading the shift, assessing priorities, ensuring proper allocation of colleagues, adequate staffing and completion of all relevant documentation throughout your shift.
Administering, recording and ordering medication.
Supporting good nutritional and hydration at all times.
Reviewing individual care needs, ensuring residents’ plans are maintained accurately and care is delivered accordingly.
Supervising and coaching care assistants to carry out their roles., managing any performance concerns if they arise.
Liaising with external health and social care providers and any stakeholders to ensure resident welfare needs are met.
Having good oversight of policies relating to back care, plus health and safety.
Delivering hands-on care as part of the allocation, supporting key workers for named customers.
What you’ll need
We’re looking for someone who is resident-focused, committed to delivering exceptional care and has a strong attention to detail. This role will also give you the opportunity to use all your management skills. You’ll require a NCFE Certificate Level 2 and 3 in handling medication and you will ideally hold a NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care, and have experience at that level or be willing to undertake the Level 3 qualification. You will be passionate in ensuring people enjoy living their later years with us.
Anchor – a great place to work
Anchor is one of England’s largest not-for-profit providers of care and housing for older people. Our aim is to transform housing and care so everyone can have a home where they love living in later life.
We’re not-for-profit – every penny we make or save is invested in the people who live with us and in the people who work here. That means a better standard of care and customer service, higher wages, more investment in training and development and improved facilities.
We have a clear purpose in what we do, and that includes valuing each other. Our work is engaging and rewarding, and we believe in embracing everyone’s potential. Join our team and you’ll be helping not just those you work with, but the wider community. You’ll be able to see the positive effect you have each day.
A rewarding environment
From health and happiness to finance and your career, we’ll give you all the support you need.
Health & happiness
Gym, fitness and wellbeing discounts
Flexible working options, including working from home
Pension plan – there's no limit on employee contributions, and we’ll match whatever you contribute up to 8%
Quick and easy pension transfer service
Savings and financial advice, loans, free life assurance
Discounts on shopping, holidays, phones, technology and more
Ongoing personal and professional development programme
Leadership Pathways online learning resources
Career progression and promotion opportunities
To see our full range of benefits, check out our dedicated rewards website
Celebrating diversity, celebrating you
Anchor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to celebrate diversity and inclusion in all that we do, as we know that the more diverse our colleagues are, the better care and support we can give to our residents and each other.
We are proud to have an LGBT+ group for our residents, and also Disability, LGBT+ and race and ethnicity colleague networks. These work to celebrate diversity, address concerns, review policy and practice and empower their members. We also have an Inclusive Ambassador network to allow all colleagues to be part of promoting diversity and to be an ally to others.
We are a member of Inclusive Employers, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a signatory to the Care Leaver Covenant and HouseProud Pledge schemes.
Please note all applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK
It is no longer a legal requirement for colleagues to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in our care homes. However, we will continue to encourage everyone who is eligible for the vaccine and booster dose to have it to protect themselves, as well as the residents and colleagues in our home.
Ferendune Court in Faringdon is home to well trained and helpful staff with rooms for up to 48 residents. At Anchor, we pride ourselves in providing 24-hour care and specialised services for elderly people, the beauty of our grounds, the quality of our catering and our engaging activities we deliver.
- Gold Standards for End of life Care Platinuim accredited home
- Good public transport from Oxford or Swindon bus stop 10 minute walk from the home
- Dementia friendly environment with unique self contained flats for our residents
As England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, we’re able to negotiate great deals and benefits for our people. Here are just a few of the things you’ll get when you work with Anchor.
Exclusive discounts on high-street shopping
20% off mobile phone contracts
Cashback on dental and medical expenses
Discounted Private Medical rates
- Lead Adult Care worker level 3 qualification
Click here to find out more about our full benefits and wellbeing package (the link is https://anchorbeingwell.co.uk/ )