York care jobs now available: ‘Join us and make a difference in your community’

Photograph: Jonathan Pow for the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
14 May 2020 @ 3.58 pm
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Could you be a friendly face, a familiar voice and trusted companion to our residents in these unprecedented times? We are looking for people to come and support our communities in our care homes across York.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has brought into sharp focus the services that we all depend on. Thousands of our key workers, from NHS staff to police officers to supermarket workers, are making a real difference to people’s lives.

Without their talent, dedication and compassion, we would not be able to support each other through these unsettling times. They deserve our admiration.

The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust is one of these essential services that our communities rely on.

Founded over 100 years ago, we have a proud heritage; of serving our local communities, providing vital care and supporting our most vulnerable residents. This remains as important as ever.

Our incredible staff are rising to the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, responding with innovation, integrity, and ingenuity.

From meeting resident’s personal care needs to connecting them virtually with their loved ones, our care staff are at the heart of keeping our residents safe, healthy and happy. We take pride in being at the heart of our communities.

We need you

Right now, our work is more vital than ever. We need more people to join our teams in York as soon as possible to help support our communities.

We are offering a range of diverse and rewarding roles including care staff, general assistants and chefs. Each provides the opportunity to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our residents and comes with a generous benefits package, including the real living wage.

Our care homes are also great working environments; colleagues regularly describe them as pleasant places to work with friendly staff’, whilst ‘the residents are great to work with’.

For our care worker roles, we are looking for people who have experience of providing care, be it formally in a care home or informally in a personal setting.

For our general assistant and chef roles, it does not matter if you have not worked in care before; we are looking for people with a host of transferable skills and will provide any training and support needed.

You may surprise yourself with the skills you have that would make a difference. You might be reliable and trustworthy, patient or a good listener; these and many more attributes would make you well suited to working in our care homes.

If you feel you’d enjoy the personal rewards of working in a care setting, we’d love to hear from you.

Please contact our recruitment team on 01904 406 247 or email your CV to [email protected].

Chris Simpson, Executive Director of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust