Domestic Assistant

Salary / hourly pay rate
£10.60 per hour
Hours Per Week
Employment Type
Full time
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Date posted
Friday 15 September 2023
Closing Date
Friday 1 March 2024

The Southleigh family are recruiting!

Southleigh is a 14-bed residential care home in Kettering supporting adults with learning and physical disabilities. We provide a high level of support to enable all the people we support to meet their personal goals and future aspirations!

The individuals we support here at Southleigh absolutely love cooking and baking! There isn’t a week that goes by where we’re not making chocolate kebabs and dipping strawberries into chocolate or baking cookies on national sugar cookie day! The individuals we support love visiting Rushden lakes and lapping up the sun with of course lots of ice cream. They all love arts and crafts and are often creating scrap books of all the memories they’ve made during the year. The ladies love a pamper and are often asking their support workers to paint their nails and do their hair! We all love going out and doing different activities such as bowling or visiting the cinema.

We are all very well supported at Southleigh and none of our efforts go unnoticed. We understand what’s important and always try our best to help the individuals live their best lives! No two days are the same, one day we’re partaking in a family event or party and the next we’re out window shopping and sightseeing! There is huge variety in the role and lots to learn with lots of opportunity to develop new and existing skills. We all work very hard with one goal in mind and that’s to support the individuals to do whatever it is they wish!

At Salutem Care and Education, we recognise the value and wisdom that come from all stages of life. Join our team to be a part of a community that truly appreciates the richness of age diversity.

Now we've shared a glimpse of what it's like to work for us, let us introduce ourselves. We’re Salutem and we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children and adults in England and Wales across our residential homes, schools and day centres. Our dedicated support teams empower individuals to overcome any obstacles and live the life they choose.

Each day will be different, and the main focus of your role is to provide daily support to adults in our residential services. It’s definitely not a normal 9-5, you can work days, nights, and flexible shifts too. 

Requirements for role: 

Ability to work alone or as part of a team and hold good working relationships with residents, of whom have a wide range of diagnosis. 
To support and encourage the residents with household tasks within the home (capabilities permitting).
To ensure the service cleanliness is maintained and monitored to good standard and ensure that any issues are reported accordingly to the persons in charge. To sign documentation on the daily for tasks carried out 
To have knowledge and understanding of the COSHH, infection control and health & safety policies within the care environment. As well as the importance of adhering to policies, procedures and regulations essential to the service and individuals we support 

We want the best for everyone we support and that's what makes us a family. If you have the ability to support someone to feel at home, be their true self, and do what makes their heart happy - we want to hear from you. This is a meaningful role and will suit someone who is looking to make a difference and make memories that'll last a lifetime. 

We know our staff put 100% into building brighter futures for the individuals we support. That's why we offer career progression no matter where you start in the organisation. Your progress here will be regularly reviewed and as you gain expertise your rate of pay will increase. We believe in creating a Career from Care and we want the support workers we recruit now to become our managers of the future!

In regards to benefits, at Salutem, any day can be a payday. That’s right, you can withdraw up to 30% of your wages via Wagestream, so if you need some cash, we’ve got you covered.

As a keyworker in the Care sector, you’ll qualify for discounts with a Blue Light card. If you qualify for a pension scheme and choose to opt in, we’ll support you to pay into this. We also have a healthcare scheme you can opt into that looks after you when you need it most.

We enjoy using our internal staff communications app, Blink, where everyone has a voice and can lean on each other for daily support, and celebrate success too.

We have a massive duty of care towards those we support who are often the most vulnerable in society, which is why our staff are encouraged to keep up to date with vaccines and focus on self-care too.

We hope this gives you a little glimpse into this role and vibe of our organisation. We want everyone at Salutem to live their best lives, and look forward to hearing from you too! #applynow