Care Assistant
at Care South

Date Posted: 28/12/2018

Job Description

We are now looking for Care Assistants to join us at our lovely care home in Gillingham (Dorset)

  • Brilliant training and the chance for future career progression
  • Full or part time hours - to be discussed at interview
  • £8.58 per hour (up to £8.78 per hour if you have the right experience / qualifications) 

As a Care Assistant you will be part of our friendly team who provide individual care to the elderly residents who live at St Martins Grange.  Duties for the role of Care Assistant include engaging with residents, being aware of each individual resident’s history and likes and dislikes, washing, dressing, toileting, bathing and carrying out personal appearance care.

Please note the role of Care Assistant involves covering early (8am to 2pm) and late shifts (2pm to 8pm), alternate weekends and some Bank Holidays (plus pay enhancements).

About St Martins Grange

St Martins Grange in Gillingham (Dorset) offers a supportive environment in which to develop or start your care career.  For more details about St Martins Grange please go to

Please note that this role is located in Gillingham in Dorset and not the Gillingham in Kent. 

Job Requirements

About Care South

As a not-for-profit charity our focus isn’t on targets or sales - it’s on supporting people who need help to get the best out of life by offering high quality, compassionate care. We know that it’s the care that counts – not only of our care home residents and home care customers but also of our employees. We employ over 1,500 people across our 20 residential and home care locations across the south of England and our HEART values of Honesty, Excellence, Approach, Respect and Teamwork are fundamental to how we treat each other, the way we work, and the care that we provide every day.

About you

We are looking for those with experience in a care role and those with none for the position of Care Assistant.  The main qualities you will bring are a determination to provide excellent care for elderly vulnerable people and the desire to create a happy environment for them.  We provide training opportunities so you can gain a Diploma in Health & Social Care.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes: 

  • Excellent induction programme and ongoing commitment to your training and development
  • Career opportunities
  • Company Pension and Life Assurance Schemes
  • A staff discount scheme providing access to a range of on-line and high street discounts
  • DBS check paid by us and Uniform provided
  • Care South Stars Annual Staff Awards - recognising excellence in individuals and teams

For an informal discussion regarding the Care Assistant, please contact Jon Flynne or Pat Culshaw on 01747 834020.

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Permanent
  • Location: Gillingham, Dorset
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 28/12/2018

About Us

Care South is a not-for-profit, caring charity and a leading provider of residential and home care across the south of England. Registered Charity No. 1014697.

Care South has a genuine dedication to helping people get the best out of life and because of that we value our team. We know that it’s the care that counts of not only our residents and service users, but that of our employees that makes us a leading provider of home and residential care across the south of England. As a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity, we employ over 1,500 people across our 20 residential and home care locations and our HEART values of Honesty, Excellence, Approach, Respect and Teamwork are fundamental to the way we work, how colleagues are treated, and the care that we provide every day.

You don’t just have to be a Care Assistant to work for Care South. We are also looking for a wide range of roles including Chefs, Laundry Assistants and Activities Co-ordinators.

Please take a look at the Working for Care South tab above to find out more about working with us.