Care Assistants HCA

Newcross Healthcare
13.53 GBP Hourly
20 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As a Newcross Healthcare Assistant with our Plymouth team, you will take pride in giving the best possible quality of care to clients in a nursing or residential home setting in the local Tavistock area.

The Position:

We have a range of shifts available, covering days, nights and weekends, presenting the opportunity to work flexible rotas suited to your availability.

It is essential that you are dedicated to promoting client wellbeing and improving quality of life. You will be supporting a range of service users, who experience varying levels of healthcare needs. Daily tasks may involve assisting with washing, dressing, toileting, meal times and other general activities that allow individuals to undertake the activities in life that they desire.

You should be willing to travel to client locations, with access to your own vehicle desirable.

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be a naturally compassionate person with a strong sense of empathy for those individuals in your care.

The Benefits:
  • Salary of up to GBP13.53/hr paid weekly including holiday pay
  • Permanent, flexible hours contract
  • Free criminal record check (DBS) for a limited time
  • Free uniform for a limited time
  • Agreed mileage payments for most clients
  • Training and development available free through credits earned as you work
  • Recommend a Friend scheme, paying up to GBP500 per successful referral
  • 24-hour support contact centre, open 365 days a year
  • Local line manager and branch support based in Plymouth
  • Online Intranet and smartphone app to manage your availability and bookings
To apply for this role you will need:
  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • At least 3 months' previous paid experience working in a care or nursing home 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 be willing to book onto a Newcross course

If you have an NVQ2 / SVQ2 in Health and Social Care, or currently work in a care assistant job, you could be fast tracked through our recruitment process.

Why Should You Apply?

Treating our staff well is at the centre of what we do. At Newcross we hire permanent staff, and with over 200 training courses on offer, we help them develop. It is important for us to provide stability to our people, we are not and never have been a 'zero hours' employer. All of our healthcare professionals have minimum hours guaranteed in their contracts, giving them the security of a steady income.

The Company & Branch:

Newcross Healthcare Solutions is an independent, family-run organisation dedicated to providing quality temporary staffing to hospitals, care homes and nursing homes in the UK. Because of our reputation as a great employer, we attract highly skilled healthcare professionals with care expertise ranging from paediatric nurses to carers for adults with learning disabilities. In our 21 years' experience, we have created a recruitment system that ensures that we only hire the best people.

Our Plymouth branch is based at Rhin House on William Prance Road.

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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.