Senior Care Assistant

  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • July 20, 2021
  • £20,050 to £20,860 pa doe

Senior Care Assistant

Are you an experienced Carer looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work with people to help them achieve their goals? Can you offer support to help others get back on their feet? Then this Reablement role could be perfect for you!

If this sounds like you, we can offer you a Company Car and Welcome Bonus of £150, competitive salary and other benefits to join our fantastic Reablement team working across Taunton and West Somerset.

As a Reablement Worker, you’ll be one of our Senior Carers, travelling to people’s homes across Taunton and West Somerset to provide high quality person centred care, tailored to the needs of each individual. This hugely rewarding role provides invaluable short term care to customers who are working towards goals, aiding in their recovery, often after hospital discharge, treatment or time in a care setting.

This is a full time role, so you will be working 39 hours per week on a rotational shift basis. Shift times are 07:00 to 14:30, and 14:30 to 22:00, and you’ll work 5 out of 7 days with alternate weekends.

About the Community Reablement role:

There is something very special about supporting people to relearn skills and regain their independence. You’ll be rewarded daily by seeing the changes that your support brings as each customer begins to recover the ability to go about their normal routines. You’ll help them, learn or re-learn life skills that may have been lost or are now restricted and encourage new ways that will improve their wellbeing, rebuild their confidence and enable them to be independent once again in their own homes.

Working alongside our excellent team of experienced Health and Social Care professionals and other multidisciplinary teams such as Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, you will deliver Reablement plans that match individual needs, so this role really differs from customer to customer.

From specialist support with domestic duties and personal care to collaborating with hospital discharge teams, conducting rehabilitation exercises, recovery/care assessments or mobility techniques, and of course supporting their emotional wellbeing. The one thing that remains the same is the exceptional customer care we always promise to deliver.

For the people you will support, a short walk to the shops will be more than just a daily chore, it will be a giant leap towards independence. One of which you will be a vital part of.

About you:

Being a Carer isn’t a job, it’s naturally who you are. Your instinct to care, offer compassion and show kindness is inherent within you. You will love caring for vulnerable people, enjoy the variety of working across the community and appreciate the priceless impact your assistance has on those you help daily.

You’ll be experienced in care with minimum Level 2 in Care or equivalent with a full UK driving licence and willing to travel. You’ll have an exceptionally warm hearted and friendly manner, with lots of patience, a natural desire to help and a real ‘can do’ attitude that will inspire your customers. You’ll need to be very flexible in the way you work and also have flexibility to provide cover for our out of hours service when needed.

What you’ll get from us:

At Somerset Care, our values and culture is what makes us different. It is the culmination of all the things we do that makes us a very special company to work for. We really value our employees, actively support career development and progression and can offer you so much more than a job.

  • Welcome bonus of £150
  • Company Car
  • Guaranteed contracted hours
  • Enhanced pay for weekend working (plus £1.20 per hour) and Bank Holidays (Time and a half or Double Time) and Travel expenses
  • Free DBS check and Company Pension
  • Annual Holiday which increases with length of service
  • Full company induction, ongoing training thereafter, great opportunities to gain qualifications and career progression
  • Discounts of up to 20% across hundreds of retailers and services via MyCaringRewards
  • Access to your earning’s before payday via Wagestream

About Home Care in Somerset:

Managed by the Community Services Manager, you’ll be joining our fantastic Somerset Home Care team who work together to support one another, respect each other and of course ensure every customer gets the support they need in the least intrusive way, putting their comfort, happiness and safety first. Find out more here


If you are ready to start making a real difference to people’s lives, and take the next step in your career in health and social care, we would love to receive your application. Select ‘Apply’ to submit your application now or to find out more please get in touch with us on 01823 448321.

Somerset Care, so much more rewarding. Do more than a job, change a life………


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    £20,050 to £20,860 pa doe
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