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Care Assistant posted by Colten Care

Full Time
Ferndown, Dorset
£8.72 - £11.79 / hour

Job Description

Health Care Assistant

Based in the Ferndown area - we are recruiting for the following care homes: Amberwood House, Brook View and Fernhill

Various contracts available: 24, 36 or 42 hours per week to cover days, nights and alternate weekends

Additional hours / overtime opportunities available to suit your circumstances

Up to £11.79 per hour inclusive of all enhancements

Pay breakdown:

Basic Pay Rate: £8.72 per hour

Plus £1.50 p/h weekend enhancement and 75p p/h night enhancement when applicable

Enhancements for an NVQ or Diploma Level qualification in Health & Social Care are paid as follows: NVQ 2 additional 56p p/h, OR NVQ 3 additional 82p p/h

Be proud to care and make a difference

Now is the time to find a new, rewarding career, delivering care, compassion and commitment.

By joining us as a dedicated Health Care Assistant you will be part of our amazing, multi-award-winning team providing the highest standards of care and comfort to our residents supporting their health and wellbeing – making a difference.

We are looking to recruit more key workers like you to join us.

As a Health Care Assistant, you will make a positive difference every day, helping our residents continue to lead and enjoy dignified and fulfilling lives.

If you have been laid off or had your hours reduced, or perhaps you are looking for something similar or a complete career change because of the impact of coronavirus on your employer, why not come and talk to us?

Whatever your background and experience, we’ll support you in joining Colten Care. We are a long-standing beacon of excellence in elderly people’s care and the UK’s highest rated ‘Large Care Home Group’ on the public review site [Click here to apply] (rating awarded March 2020).

We will provide training from day one and support you with ongoing career development. In the current crisis, you have the added reassurance of protected key worker rights for employees in the healthcare sector. This means you keep working while your child is at school and you have easier access to supermarkets during set hours.

So, what does the job involve?

As a Health Care Assistant at Colten Care, you’ll contribute to the exceptional care we provide to our residents, keeping true to our values of being ‘friendly, kind, individual, reassuring and honest’. You will be involved in all aspects of our residents’ personal care, making a positive difference every day and helping them to lead a dignified and fulfilling life. This includes help with personal care and support for recreational activities.

Why choose Colten Care?

We are independently recognised as the UK’s leading care home group for our size. The national public review site [Click here to apply] scores us at a remarkable 9.9 out of ten, the highest of its Top 20 Large Care Home Groups.

A family-owned care home provider with 21 homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. All are fantastic homely environments registered for nursing care, with four specifically dedicated to dementia care. Six of our homes are officially rated Outstanding by our sector regulator the Care Quality Commission, confirming our place in the elite of all homes nationally.

Working with us offers you a superb range of benefits including: *day and night shifts available *paid breaks *support with professional development and diploma qualifications in Health & Social Care *excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support *training to the nationally recognised ‘care certificate’ standard *friendly team and great support network of internal professionals *real career progression opportunities *reward for you if you recommend others to work for us *annual pay review *additional hours / overtime opportunities to suit your circumstances *choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty *free uniforms *contributory pension scheme *background checks at no cost to you

To join our exceptional team as a Health Care Assistant, please call us today, we’d be delighted to talk to you; call [Click here to apply].

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