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Experienced Care Assistant posted by Colten Care

Full Time
Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset
£8.72 - £11.79 / hour

Job Description

Now is the time to find a new and rewarding career in care, delivering high levels of care, compassion and commitment.
By joining us as an experienced 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 well-being – making a difference and helping our residents continue to lead and enjoy dignified and fulfilling lives.
So, what does the job involve?
As an experienced 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 and practical assistance with personal care and support for recreational activities throughout the day. 

About the benefits

Experienced Health Care Assistants 
Based at Castle View, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 2NH
Hours: 36 hours per week, days, to include alternate weekends
Pay breakdown:
Up to £11.79 per hour inclusive of all enhancements 
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

About you

Ideally you will have at least two year's experience as a Health Care Assistant, Domiciliary Carer, Support Worker or similar role. With your previous knowledge and experience of the care sector, you will be able to individualise the care provided to suit the needs and wishes of our residents, making their experience truly 'person-centred'.
We recognise NVQ and diploma level qualifications in Health and Social Care at Levels 2 and 3 and pay an enhanced rate for these qualifications. By gaining these qualifications, this may lead to progression opportunities to Senior Care Lead and beyond, supported by our Learning and Development team.

About us

Why choose Colten Care?
Colten Care is 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 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. Seven 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:  

  • 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

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