Current Opportunities

Day Care Assistant

£11.07 - £11.07 Per Annum
Woking, Surrey
England, South East England, Surrey
Job Title: Day Care Assistant
Contracted Hours: 25hrs per week.
Salary/Pay Rate: £11.07 per hour
Location: Woking, Surrey GU22 8BJ
We have a vacancy for a Day Care Assistant at our Woking Day Care service to join the team on a part-time basis. We are looking for a committed person to provide a high standard of practical support to encourage our clients, who are living with dementia, to maintain their independence to enable them to lead a full and active life. 

Applicants must have a caring attitude, can care for clients without direct supervision and is sensitive to the needs of older people.

What are the duties?

  • Enhancing the lives of our clients every day
  • To contribute to the co-ordination and provision of meaningful activities as part of the team for clients according to their needs and preferences
  • Assisting with personal care and supporting with additional needs
  • Maintain clients’ independence, autonomy and choice; promoting dignity, and confidentiality at all times, in order to enable them to lead a full and active life
  • Providing emotional support for our clients and client’s family members

What skills do I need?

Although previous dementia care experience is desirable, this is not essential. We only require you to be passionate about supporting our clients. We’ll provide you all the outstanding training and tools that you need; all we ask is a willingness to learn and a genuine enthusiasm to encourage others to live their lives to the full.

What is the service like?

Woking Day Care has a wide range of daily activities on offer to suit peoples interests and preferences. We provides exceptional care and support for people living with dementia through daily planned activities, special events, and more. We have a fantastic team and you’ll receive great support and guidance from your peers and management team.


  • Group Pension Plan, with a 6% contribution from us
  • Retail discount schemes to make your salary go further
  • Health cash plans for you and your family
  • Paid breaks
  • Interest free travel loans and cycle to work scheme
  • Long service awards, that increase with length of service
  • Refer a friend to work for us and both receive a £200 bonus
  • Free parking is available at our homes and day clubs
  • Free DBS checks
  • Discounted meals in our homes and day clubs

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Friends of the Elderly strives to treat all staff equally and be a diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone can be themselves and everyone accepts each other’s differences. A charity where everyone is equal but definitely not the same!

Our ambition is to ensure equality and celebrate diversity, all working together to create an inclusive workplace, which attracts and retains the best people. People that care and can make a difference.

We value all our staff, service users, volunteers and contractors and strive to respect everyone as individuals, understand their perspectives, and provide a supported workplace so that everyone can thrive.

We are committed to listening, learning, and improving our workplace and we ask all our staff to make a personal commitment to educate themselves; and engage in conversations with colleagues, so that we can all learn and share our stories and treat everyone equally.

We encourage everyone to call out any actions or behaviours not consistent with our values, and champion the rights of all our staff.


Keeping everyone safe - As one of the charity’s core values, keeping people safe is central to everything we do at Friends of the Elderly. All staff follow our Safeguarding Policy & Procedure and, if they see or suspect abuse, we expect staff report it straight away.

Criminal record checks:

As this role involves a regulated activity, successful applicants will undertake an enhanced DBS check, with barred lists check, and any offer of employment will be dependent on a satisfactory outcome. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar a person from working for us, this will depend on the circumstances and background of any record.

Apply online today or email or call our friendly recruitment team on 01217138348 for more information.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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