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Health Care Assistant - (Females only)

Job Reference: J105-A-18-2857-SD0029

Sue Ryder
Healthcare & Medical
£8.21 - £8.59 p/h

Are you a Healthcare Assistant looking to develop your skills in a specialist and rewarding environment?

We want to hear from dedicated and experienced Health Care Assistants with sound clinical skills who are keen to make a real difference. We pride ourselves on a team that has been chosen because they’re highly professional, passionate and dedicated to providing expert and compassionate care to our residents.

The Chantry has been providing specialist neurological care for over 20 years and has built a strong reputation for quality, personalised and innovative care and rehabilitation through its range of residential and community based services. The residential service currently provides 29 beds for adults requiring slow stream rehabilitation and long stays placements due to complex neurological disability. We also have a 6 bedded rehab unit and you will be joining us at an exciting time as our building and services are growing.

The Chantry is a unique and beautiful adapted listed mansion house set in beautiful parkland it is a truly special environment to work in where you will know you are making a difference every day.


• To promote choice in the delivery of care and support. Reviewing and making suggestions to enhance the individuals’ experience.
• To ensure accurate reporting and documentation.
• To participate in care planning implementation and review.
• To promote the values, build morale and encourage others to perform to high standards

You must be flexible with excellent people skills and be a team player. Successful applicants will have recent experience in the delivery of care in a similar environment and have or be willing to gain an NVQ 2 in health and social care.


• Competitive pay rates
• Enhancements:
o 8.00 pm to 6.00 am (nights) 30%
o Friday midnight to Sunday midnight (weekends) 45%
o Public Holidays 24 hours midnight to midnight 60%
• Continuation of NHS pension
• 25 days holiday rising to 30 plus bank holidays pro rata
• Option to buy and sell holiday up to five days
• Private pension matched at either 3% or 5%
• Enhanced Maternity Benefits
• Refer a friend scheme
• Carers leave policy
• 24 hour employee assistance line for free advice on work, family and personal life
• PeoplePerks - discounts with hundreds of retailers and services that can amount to an average annual saving of GBP 350
• Staff discount of 15% on new goods at the online shop
• Childcare Vouchers
• Development opportunities for all

The Chantry is set in a beautiful grade 2 listed building in Chantry Park, Ipswich. There are several Local busses that stop within walking distance of The Chantry.

For genuine occupational requirement reasons, we are looking to appoint females only for this post (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9)

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