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Hampshire County Council Careers Near Me – General Assistant

Website Hampshire County Council

Job Details:

Salary Range: £18,887 – £19,208 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £15,313 – £15,573 per annum)

Work Location: Hawthorne Court, Southampton

Hours per week: 30 (variable hours will be considered)

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 25 October 2023

Hawthorne Court in Southampton is seeking a General Assistant to support the everyday running of the Home. The role includes kitchen, domestic and laundry duties with some caring responsibilities such as assisting residents with their food and drink.

Our service users are at the heart of everything we do so you’ll need to be a likeminded individual with empathy and an understanding of the needs of older people, as you’ll interact with our residents and play a key role in providing the caring and homely environment we strive for.

You will have empathy and an understanding of the needs of older people as you will also interact with our residents and play a key role in providing the caring and homely environment for which we strive.

About our home
Our residential unit is set in a lovely rural area and is a very friendly and welcoming residential unit. Our highly trained staff provide dedicated personal care tailored to individual needs. We pride ourselves on our core values of being respectful, promoting privacy, dignity and independence and strive to offer person centred care, involving our residents every step of the way.

What we can offer you
Hampshire County Council cares for those who care, which is why we are committed to your personal development, enhancing your skills within a supportive and warm environment. We can offer you excellent induction training which includes Dementia Care, Safeguarding, Infection Control and First Aid. Additionally, you will benefit from ongoing training to ensure care practices are current and up to date.

We will give you all the support, training and development you will need to help you enjoy an extremely satisfying career in social care, as well as offering excellent enhancements for night-time working.

Hawthorne Court offers 24/7 care so you will need to be flexible and able to work weekends and bank holidays where required.

If you feel you can help to make our care home a place that our residents can really call home, we would love to hear from you!

Full COVID-19 vaccination status is no longer required as a condition of employment, but being fully vaccinated is strongly encouraged.

Values Based Recruitment:

We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate the 4 core values we hold in your application.

The 4 core values are:

  • Person Centred: Has a person centred and strengths-based approach that empowers service users and carers to live independent lives.
  • Resilience: Successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience.
  • Accountable: Takes responsibility for work, actions and development; and acknowledges individual and shared accountability.
  • Works Together: Builds supportive internal and external working relationships through positive communication and constructive feedback.

Additional Information:

General Assistant Job Description and Person Specification

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Oladunni Bello, Registered Manager on 01489 556720

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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