Senior Care Assistant (Days or Nights)

As a Team Leader at Alex Wood House or Langdon House Care Home, you will be responsible for leading, managing and supporting our care team who are passionate about delivering making moments for our residents and delivering high quality care. 

About the homes:
At Langdon House and Alex Wood House we pride ourselves on our family-feel, attractive gardens and providing outstanding care to each of our residents. Both homes are based within a mile of each other on the north eastern side of Cambridge. The homes offer fantastic 24-hour care, and care from 36-51 residents collectively. Both homes have great transport links, being within 3 miles from the city centre.

About the role: 
As a Team Leader, you’ll play a key part with care delivery in the home. Our Team Leader supports us to ensure the highest standards of care are achieved in all areas of the home. 

One of our values is Celebrating Every Individual and we have fantastic Learning and Development options at Athena Care Homes to support your progression. Development from this role can take you onto CHAPS or nursing positions, and we offer fully funded apprenticeships to help you achieve an NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care. However, if the traditional qualifications aren't for you, or you have a specific interest, we have a variety of other options to support your career journey. 

Days - £13.63 per hour. 
Nights - £15.30 per hour.

Shift Pattern: 
Up to full time hours per week, 12-hour shifts worked on a rota basis from Monday to Sunday. 

Home Location: (1 mile between the locations)
Langdon House - 20 Union Lane, Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1QB
Alex Wood House – Fortescue Road, Arbury, Cambridge, CB4 2JS

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • To be central to our care. Providing leadership and direction to the care team whilst on duty. 
  • Assist, motivate and inspire passion into our care team to deliver exceptional outcomes in care. 
  • Manage supervision, appraisal and performance management of our care team. Celebrating every individual and helping our team to achieve their potential. 
  • To carry out enhanced clinical care duties; clinical observations of blood pressure, pule, respiration rate, temperature and blood oxygenation level and monitor urine output. 

Training, Skills & Experience Required: 

  • A passion for care – we’re looking for a genuinely caring individual who will put the needs of our residents first. 
  • Experience in a similar senior care position. 
  • You must hold an NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care.
  • Effective communication skills. 
  • Proven track record for leading, empowering, supporting & motivating a team. 

What we can offer: 

  • Fully comprehensive induction. 
  • Competitive salary, plus enhancements on bank holidays. 
  • 28 days of holiday per year. 
  • Free Blue Light Card & access to the Blue Light discount platform. 
  • Refer a friend scheme. 

About Athena: 
Athena Care Homes are a family run business with seven homes across East Anglia. We have care homes in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Kings Lynn (West Norfolk) & Ipswich (Suffolk). 

Our aim is to be the provider of choice for our residents and the employer of choice for our team members. 

Our purpose is to create excellent quality homely environments with the highest standards of care, catering, housekeeping and activities. 

We aim to enhance the lives of our residents and enable them to enjoy life to the full as individuals in happy, comfortable and safe surroundings. 


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