Senior Care Assistant

Recruiter
Newcross Healthcare
Location
Durham
Salary
£20,000 - £24,999
Posted
13 Apr 2019
Closes
17 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As a caregiver, you have the power to change someone's life

Newcross Healthcare is seeking experienced SeniorCare Assistants to provide excellent care to our service users in Durhamand surrounding areas.

At Newcross, we're flexible. You can choose to work full or part time hours, to fit around your schedule. We don't believe in 'zero hours.' Our staff have minimum hours guaranteed in their contracts, providing security of a steady income alongside the flexibility to manage their work-life balance.

Further still, we've launched a unique flexible pay scheme, 'Flexi Pay', which allows healthcare staff to access 'same day pay' via our innovative app HealthForceGo®

What to expect

Your responsibilities will include; personal care, helping with social activities, aiding with clinical needs and assisting with any other additional services that will enable our service users to live their daily lives as independently as possible.

The ideal candidate will be compassionate, positive and ready for the occasional challenge.

As a Senior Carer you'll work in a similar way as a Care Assistant (HCA) but with additional responsibilities and the expectation of a deeper knowledge and understanding of the role to support your team. You may also be involved in supervising your team and working alongside a multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

Due to the nature of the role, you will need to hold a NVQ3 or equivalent in health and social care, with a medication administration certificate.

What will you benefit from?
  • Salary of up to £12.54/hr paid weekly including holiday pay
  • Permanent contract with weekly pay and flexible hours
  • Agreed mileage payments for most clients
  • Free criminal record check (DBS) and uniform
  • Ongoing training and development available free through credits earned as you work
  • Recommend a Friend scheme paying up to £500 per successful referral
  • 24-hour support through dedicated central team and clinical governance
  • Online Intranet and Smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslips
  • Support from a clinical supporting team, line manager, in house office support and a designated field team leader
  • Flexi Pay- you can decide when you want to be paid. Submit your timesheets by 5pm and be paid up to 50% of the value of your shift the very same day!
Skills & Opportunities

The successful candidate will have the chance to improve their skill set with a range of free training programmes, earned through credits as you work. These include Basic Life Support, BSL or Makaton, Medication Administration, Dementia Care and more.

With Newcross you could also have the opportunity to study towards a range of National vocational qualifications NVQ/SVQ.

What do you need for this role?
  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • At least 3 months' previous paid experience working in a care environment in the UK within the last 3 years
  • Referee contact details for your current place of work, including a manager who can comment on your clinical ability, and for all employments in the past 18 months or your 3 most recent jobs
  • A certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course in the last 12 months or are willing to book on to a Newcross course
  • You will need access to a smartphone, iPhone (5s or later), iPad or iPod touch compatible with IOS 8.0 (or later) or Android device with a 4.3 operating system (or later), with internet access to submit your time-sheets via our mobile app
  • Access to your own vehicle is desirable
Your Local Team

Your local branch is based in Durham, just off the A1 and a short distance from the River Wear. We cover areas from Middlesbrough and Darlington up along the Durham Heritage Coast to Sunderland, Chester-le-Street and everywhere in-between.

Apply today and tell us why you'd be perfect for the role!

You will need to have the right to live and work in the UK, at least 3 months' previous paid care experience in the UK and suitable referee contact details to apply for this vacancy.

If you cannot apply online, please call . Newcross Healthcare Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunities and nothing in this job advert is intended to discriminate against anyone in any way.

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