• Job Reference: 00054657-1
  • Date Posted: 8 January 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Salary: £9.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

If you're looking for a rewarding role within a supportive and friendly environment, then look no further. Rapport Housing & Care, one of the leading care and housing providers for older people in the south east, is looking for day carers at Connors House, our established residential care home in Canterbury.

With new developments in the pipeline and an in-house training programme available to all staff, its an exciting time to join our team and get started in your new career.

If you are a caring and compassionate person with patience and a willingness to learn, we want to hear from you.

Main duties include (but are not limited to):

Assisting residents with all aspects of their personal care needs

Supporting residents in their daily life e.g eating, activities, housekeeping etc

Reading and updating daily records / care plans

Answering emergency bells, telephone and entrance door, and greeting visitors.

Our carers:

Are caring, compassionate, patient and understanding of older people

Have an understanding of health & safety and the knowledge/ willingness to be trained in relevant procedures

Have excellent communication and teamwork skills

Understand different values and cultures

Have good timekeeping skills and professionalism

We want to hear from you if you can:

Be a team player and listen attentively

Train for and take on additional responsibilities, prioritising as necessary

Respect the dignity and privacy of all those you come into contact with

Apply your knowledge and training in the workplace

Uphold the policies and procedures of the organisation

Promote a positive image of the organisation

Endorse a positive workplace environment

Work to promote equality and diversity and eliminate discrimination

Why join our family?

We will invest in you - opportunity for professional development with our in-house training academy and National Diploma Courses

Comprehensive induction and training packages with buddy support

We pay the Adult National Living Wage to all of our employees, regardless of age

Generous annual leave allowance

Stakeholder Pension Scheme

Rapport Housing & Care is a not for pro fit housing association with over 50 years experience. Our supported homes, care homes and extra care housing schemes support older people to live well across the south east.

Rapport Housing & Care offers Supported, Residential and Nursing Care to older people with physical frailty and Dementia across Kent.

Our Philosophy:

We want everyone who meets us, no matter in what context, to experience our friendly, caring, compassionate philosophy, which runs through our whole organisation. We are a leading housing and social care provider in the south-east, flexible and responsive to the needs of people in later life.

Our Values:

Compassion: behaving in a manner that treats people with respect and dignity, listening to what they say and responding;

Openness: Offering high quality services that are adaptable, flexible and that meet the changing needs of service users in a manner that offers genuine choice;

Integrity: acting at all times in an honest and straightforward way with all those with whom we come into contact;

People focussed: reflecting the ethos inherent in the organisations philosophy.

Benefits of working for us include:

Very competitive pay rates and we pay at least the Adult National Living Wage to all of our employees, regardless of their age

28 days paid holiday (pro-rota if part time)

Comprehensive induction & training packages

Continual professional development

Opportunities to apply for our Academy & National Diploma courses

Free parking at all of our services

Stakeholder Pension Scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Opportunities to progress across the Organisation



Subject to change, confirmation of all appointments is currently subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments, vaccination status, NHS Covid pass (either by app' or original letter) and medical clearance.

Confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, proof of Covid-19 vaccination status, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments and medical clearance.

If you have any questions about the role or about Rapport Housing and Care, please feel free to contact the Home Manager on (phone number removed).

Otherwise and to apply, please click on the apply now button and complete the online form.

Rapport Housing & Care is committed to delivering compassion and companionship as well as care and we are proud of our reputation and profile as one of the major care providers in Kent.

Rapport Housing & Care values the diversity that exists in all our communities and works towards this being reflected in our workforce.

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PLEASE NOTE: applications that do not include full education and work histories (with gaps between jobs explained) may not be considered