Care Assistants

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
12 Jan 2019
13 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the role:

As a Care Assistant, you will make a real and positive difference to the lives of older people. JRHT run a number of residential care homes across locations in New Earswick and Heslington in York.

Lamel Beeches is a community for people who can no longer manage living in their own home. They now want the safety and security of living in a registered care home. The services and support provided promote independence and choice, within a friendly and caring community.

Red Lodge offers both sheltered accommodation and registered residential care and at Hartrigg Oaks which forms an integral part of the Hartrigg Oaks continuing care retirement community of around 250 people. It is a stimulating and vibrant place to live.

No two days are the same but you will be involved in:

  • Helping residents get washed and dressed
  • Assisting with feeding and drinking
  • Being responsible for care plans to ensure their needs are met
  • Ensuring a thorough handover with colleagues between shifts
  • Working with relatives, friends and other agencies
  • Keeping yourself up to date with mandatory training.

About you:

Ideally you will have:

  • Some experience of providing care and support either in a care setting or from personal experience (e.g. looking after family members etc)
  • Good written skills
  • The ability to communicate and build rapport
  • Flexibility and a 'can do' approach.

In return we offer a real living wage along with a fabulous range of benefits as well as a programme of training and development which includes nationally recognised qualifications and an opportunity to progress your social care career.

About us:

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

How to apply:

Please complete the simple application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form and email to

Please apply as soon as possible as we will be conducting interviews on an ongoing basis.

Diversity monitoring

At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background.

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