Senior Care Assistant

Kingfisher View, Castleford

Position: Senior Care Assistant
Care Home: Kingfisher View
Location: Castleford (WF10 2PY)
Contract type: Full time 42 hours
Shifts Available: Rota 12 hour shifts (days)
Rate: From £10.56 
CQC Rating: Good (04-Jun-21)

About Exemplar Health Care:

We have over 20 years of experience providing exceptional specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs.  We started our journey as a training company, and have grown into one of the country’s leading providers of adult specialist care, with over 35 complex needs care homes in England. 

Our vision is that adults living with complex needs can access outstanding specialist care and support, in a community-based home that’s close to their family and friends, and that focuses on their personal goals and outcomes.  Our person-centred care is the bedrock for maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. 

Our mission is to make every day better for the people we support and our colleagues.  We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values.

About Kingfisher View:

Kingfisher View supports 12 adults living with high functional mental health needs or who’ve had an acquired brain injury.

The home has seven one and two-bedroom apartments style layout instead of a traditional nursing home feel as well as a communal games room and garden.which promote independence.

Kingfisher View's latest CQC report can be found here:

To take a virtual tour of Kingfisher View click here:

About the role:

As the Senior care assistant , your enthusiasm, compassion, and support is fundamental in providing high-quality care to our service users.

You will be responsible for overseeing the quality of care carried out by your team on a daily basis, ensuring a safe and effective service is maintained.

We aim to make every day better for those in our care, by promoting independence and dignity throughout everyday life.

You will work to assist with personal care, as well as ensuring both physical and emotional needs of service users – and in some cases, their families – are met.

An NVQ/QCF level 3 in health and social care is highly desirable for this post. 

Key duties:

  • Promote independence, dignity, respect, and choice across service users
  • Support your care team in carrying out their roles; from assisting with medication and personal hygiene to supporting organised outings
  • Maintain care records; recording observations, activities, and assessments
  • Liaise with nurses, GPs and social workers to ensure service users are receiving the medical support required
  • Review the care and support delivered in a daily basis
  • Welcome and train new members of your care team


  • Previous care experience within a reputable health care provider
  • NVQ qualifications in Health and Social Care.
  • Drive and passion to make every day better

Desirable but not essential

  • Experience in mental health care
  • Experience with Austim

About you

Our health care team leaders will provide warmth, enthusiasm, and compassion when providing care to our service users. You will always strive to provide great quality holistic care, making every day better than the last by working pro-activity to meet the needs of our service users. You will also be a team player, demonstrating outstanding communication skills and will be able to demonstrate effective teamwork.  You will lead, demonstrating outstanding professional practice whilst coaching others in your team. You will promote the core values of care, maintaining independence and dignity while assisting with personal care, ensuring the physical and emotional needs of our service users are met.

About Your Benefits*:

  • Paid DBS check
  • Lifestyle and retail discounts at over 250 high street retailers via our ELMS portal
  • Award winning 24/7 employee counselling and support service
  • Exceptional development opportunities including CPD Certificated programmes
  • FastPAYE – access your wage for additional hours worked before payday
  • Blue Light Card access
  • Company Shop membership
  • Free uniform

About Our Values:

Our values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our service users and colleagues. We look for these values in everyone who works with Exemplar Health Care:

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork

Read more about our values here -

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve.  We provide a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.

How to Apply:

If this role sounds like a good match for you, please upload your CV to our website. If you have any questions please contact our Recruitment Team on 01977 630 830 for an informal chat or alternatively email:

*T&Cs apply

Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC PIN payment for Nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.


Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.


Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.


Pension plan - after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

DBS check

Paid DBS check - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.


Referral bonus - if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.


Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.