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Senior Care Assistant


  • Full time
  • 2023-12-06
  • £10.50 a hour
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 241023-26557

We’re actively seeking a Senior Care Assistant to join our team in Plymouth.  You will benefit from plenty of employee benefits including flexible working, choose your own shifts.

This  Senior Care Assistant role offers a competitive salary starting at £10.50 per hour, including holiday pay.

Skills required to be a Senior Care Assistant

Your role will involve medication, running shift, liaising with Doctors, District Nurses, families, your role will also involve hands on and providing personal care to our elderly clients in the care home.

Shifts involve early, late and long day shifts working with a small care team of care workers, working full time, but this can be flexible 4 – 5 days per week.

You must have experience of working as a Senior Carer in an elderly care home and the administering of medication.

Benefits at Ark Care Homes

* Joining bonus of £500 once probation has been completed

* Paid annual leave 28 days per year (based on hours / pro rata) inclusive of bank holidays

* Full paid induction programme

* Flexible working and guaranteed hours contracts

* Excellent on-going training from day one and throughout your career

* Continuous paid training, mandatory and specialised

* Pay scales and progression with internal promotions available, we are a large organisation!

* Enhanced pay for working Christmas and Boxing Day & Bank Holidays

* Pension scheme

* Access to an employee discount scheme giving you discounts on over 30,000 national / high street shops

* Bonuses when you refer other nurses or carers to join our team

* Free or subsidised meals

* Free Ark uniform

Ark Care Homes is a regional, established organisation that truly cares about you and your professional development. We have one mission: to deliver the highest standard of care to people who require our care. To do this, we invest in training opportunities to develop our teams of healthcare professionals.

As a Senior Care Assistant, you’ll need to safeguard each individual to ensure that they can flourish, and that the best possible outcome is met at all times. Join our team of health and social care professionals to help make a difference in the lives of our service users today.

Please note: We will need a successful DBS application and two references.

Apply today and you can start within a week!

Does the job role include personal care?: Yes

Working Patterns:

4-5 days a week full-time

Essential details:

We will need a successful DBS application and two references.

Please provide an email address
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You can upload your CV here

Job location

Valley View
298 Fort Austin Avenue
Crownhill, Plymouth

Job category

Residential care home, Senior care / support worker


Ark Care Homes Care you can trust

Type of organisation



Health and social care


At Ark Care Homes Ltd we believe that the care we provide can only be of the highest quality if we have the best staff to deliver it. By employing the right people, we ensure that we have the expertise to formulate and deliver robust and comprehensive Care Plans which are progressive, individualised and truly person-centred.

These include thorough risk assessments, positive behaviour support plans, lifelong learning goals, capacity assessments, best interest decisions and DOLS applications (where appropriate).
Ark Care Homes are homely, comfortable, inviting and designed to create the best possible therapeutic environments for the individuals in our care – they are also individualised to suit the needs of those living there.

Everyone living within our homes is actively encouraged to have their personal space just as they want it –  our homes are the client’s homes.

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