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Care Assistants (Blackwater Mill, Newport IOW)

Blackwater Mill is Buckland Care’s beautiful lakeside residential home in Newport, Isle of Wight. We are seeking fantastic care assistants to join our growing team. We are mainly looking for night care assistants and candidates must be able to work some weekends. Wage rate depends on qualifications but for nights starts at £8.75 per hour plus a weekend enhancement. We will train you on the Care Certificate if you have not already undertaken it. 


As a care assistant, you will work with vulnerable adults to help them live their lives to the full wherever they are able. It is the ultimate ‘people job’ – you will build solid relationships and trust with the vulnerable service users, sometimes in challenging situations.

Your daily routine will be varied. You will support the service users to wash, dress, undress, and help them with continence care, feeding, hydration, oral care, hair care, nail care and emotional support and stimulation. This will include encouraging them to participate in activities and community support where required.

A care assistant plays a major role in creating a happy and caring environment adopting a totally flexible approach and attitude to the challenges of the post. You will support service users with dignity, empathy and respect and you will promote independence, inclusion and stimulation at all times.

We will train you in all aspects of care and ensure that your training is up to date and refreshed regularly. There is opportunity to progress up to a Senior Care Assistant role if you really thrive as a Care Assistant and also opportunity to take your Level 2 or 3 Health & Social Care qualifications.


  • No formal qualifications required although Care Certificate or NVQ 2/3 (or equivalent) is beneficial
  • A good level of English
  • A warm & friendly personality
  • A good communicator
  • Able to use initiative
  • Able to work in a team as well as on your own at times
  • Reliable