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Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: J334-RD-HCA2

Employer:
Westgate Healthcare Group Ltd
Location:
Braintree
Salary:
£8.30 to £8.80 per hour (depending on experience)

At Westgate we know our success depends not just on the happiness of our residents, but also on the happiness of our team. We are looking for caring people with a ‘can-do’ attitude who are great at using their initiative and will go the extra mile just to make someone’s day. We are currently recruiting for a Healthcare Assistant to support our elderly residents to lead their lives according to their preferences and physical and emotional needs.

WHAT’S ON OFFER:

Competitive salary(more than the average!), public holiday pay enhancements, contributory pensionscheme
Paid holidayentitlement – 5.6 weeks a year (pro-rata for part-time positions)
Statutory sick pay, maternity and paternity pay
Free uniform and DBS cost refunded when you pass probation
Free parking
‘Refer a Friend’scheme with financial rewards
We pay you to attend induction, training
Great benefits package including cycle to work scheme, long service awardsand access to a wide range of amazing offers and retail discountsfrom hundreds of nationwide high street and online stores
A positive and enjoyable work environment where we listen to your ideasand celebrate your achievements!


The Role:

You will work in a team and build relationships with our elderly residents who you will support with their daily activities. You will not just be a carer, but you will be a friend who our residents can rely on to champion their dignity, independence and support them to live happy and healthy lives.

Every day will bring variety, whether you are assisting a resident to wash and dress in the morning, developing their individual care plan, or helping them choose and eat their favourite meal. You will be expected to think on your feet, communicate effectively, take on responsibility, prioritise your work load and keep accurate records. We will give you ongoing support, supervision and training to ensure that you can perform to the best of your ability and progress your career.

A full job description is available from our recruitment team!

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Right to live and work in the UK
Good communication skills
Ability to work in a team and take initiative
Previous experience of working with the elderly is essential
Relevant qualifications such as NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care are essential
Applicants must have a desire to care for others and be compassionate and flexible
“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age."

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £8.30 to £8.80 /hour




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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