Care Assistant

Colten Care
Competitive salary
08 Nov 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
From £8.31 p/h - £9.14 p/h (days) plus enhancements up to £11.39 p/h

Linden House is an 'outstanding' dementia community based in Lymington. We are now recruiting for Care Assistants. Join us as at Linden House as a full time Care Assistant and we'll welcome you with £500* (terms apply, see below)

36 hours per week, days and/or nights, generally split over three days/nights (12 hour shifts), however shorter 6 hour shifts on days are available. Overtime opportunities. The rota will include alternate weekends.

Rates of pay:

No experience / less than 2 year’s experience £8.31 p/h weekdays, plus enhancements for nights and weekend working up to £10.56 p/h.

Experienced 2 years plus - £9.14 p/h weekdays, plus enhancements for nights and weekend working up to £11.39 p/h. You will need to demonstrate a proven track record of experience in care, especially within an elderly/frail environment. Experience of dementia would also be an advantage.

PLUS, we pay additional hourly enhancements if you have completed a diploma qualification at Level 2 or above in Health & Social Care.

We would love to tell you more, call our recruitment line 01425 460955

About the job:

As a Health Care Assistant (HCA / Carer) you will be involved in all aspects of our residents' individual, personal care and encourage residents to participate in recreational activities, supporting them to lead a dignified and fulfilling life.

Our Health Care Assistants (HCA / Carer) deliver the highest standards of person centred care whilst respecting residents’ independence and choice. We will offer you training from day one and support with ongoing career development.

About you:

You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to be a Care Assistant. Much more important are your personal qualities and values. You will be friendly, kind, honest, reassuring and an effective communicator, equally comfortable to act on instructions or work on your own initiative and you'll enjoy being part of a close-knit team.

About our benefits:

  • we offer truly competitive rates of pay plus excellent enhancements
  • support with studies and diploma qualifications (depending on job role)
  • excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
  • you’ll be trained to the nationally recognised ‘care certificate’ standard
  • we provide fantastic homely environments
  • work with friendly teams and a great support network of internal professionals
  • offer real career progression opportunities
  • reward you for recommending others to work for Colten Care
  • we annually review our pay rates
  • paid breaks
  • additional hours / overtime opportunities
  • hot meals on duty, choose from the daily menu
  • free uniforms provided
  • contributory pension scheme
  • background checks at no cost to you

*Welcome bonus of £500 (£250 payable upon successful completion of probation, £250 payable after one years service) - offer available to new starters for a limited time period only.

More about us:

Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 20 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. Our services include residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care. We are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approaches to person-centred care. Each of our homes has a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of ‘home.’ We play an active role in furthering dementia friendly communities as part of our work.

Our aims are simple: to be recognised as both the care home ‘provider of choice’ and ‘employer of choice.’

Note: Your employment is subject to the receipt of two satisfactory job references plus an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) background check.

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