Health Care Assistant

Avanta Care
£7.85 - £9/hour Dependent on skills and experience
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Healthcare Assistant
Salary: £7.85 – £9.00 per hour depending on experience
Full / Part -time - day and night shifts

We are looking for a friendly healthcare assistant, ready to improve the lives of vulnerable people in residential homes, nursing homes and care communities. You will help them with daily personal care like washing, getting dressed and using the toilet, moving and handling, as well as helping their families adapt to new challenges.

Who we are:

We are Avanta Care, a top-rated healthcare recruitment specialist. We offer committed carers more than just a career. You will gain one of the industry's highest starting salaries, generous rewards and regular pay increases within your first year.

We provide the training and qualifications required to help progress your career in health care.

About the client:
If you are a caring person with a positive, can-do attitude then apply today. this care home has, since 1992, provided excellent quality residential care and support to people with learning and physical disabilities located in Reading, Berkshire.

By working with the Service User and their circle of support, the highly trained team provide each Service User with an individualised package of support according to their chosen wishes and aspirations and help to provide and access a broad spectrum of opportunities to meet the needs and broaden the horizons of Service Users who have multiple and complex needs. Staff assist Service Users to achieve a lifestyle which encourages independence and personal achievement, whilst keeping them safe and preserving their individuality, privacy and dignity.

What the job involves:

• Teamwork in a care home environment
• Helping people carry out their daily activities in line with individual care plans
• Promoting independence, dignity and choice
• Emotional and social support
• Liaising with family members and health care providers
• Regular training to develop skills
• Updating care records to reflect changing needs and preferences
• Flexible working within a rota set by the care home manager

You will have:

• Experience of working within a care environment for older people preferred
• We can provide the training and qualifications required to help progress your career in health care
• Willingness to work above and beyond to maintain our high standards
• Good standard of verbal and written English
• Avanta Care operates a workplace pension, workers will be auto-enrolled after three months of employment

Extra perks:

• Not only do we guarantee a minimum 35 hours of work per week, we also pay a higher hourly rate for evenings and bank holidays
• We also arrange your DBS check, insurance and uniform
• If you come to work with us from the wider EU, we can help find you somewhere to live near your work placement, and get you settled comfortably into UK life
• Little or no care experience? No problem. Our expert in-house training team will train you up to industry standards - with no upfront costs