Senior Care Assistant

Recruiter
Newcross Healthcare
Location
Poyntzfield
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are looking for experienced Care Assistants (HCA) to uphold our philosophies and provide first class care to clients in Inverness, Nairn, Dingwall and the surrounding areas through our branch in Inverness. There is also the opportunity to take supplementary shifts as a Senior Healthcare Assistant if you have the essential qualifications.

It is essential that you are dedicated to promoting the well-being and quality of life of each individual you care for. This means recognising the capabilities of each person, championing their needs and seeing them as more than a care plan.

Due to rural client locations and shift times, public transport is not always readily available, therefore access to your own vehicle is desirable.

The Caring Role

You will need to share our values of protecting dignity, promoting well-being and working in a person-centred manner at all times. Experience of caring for those with dementia is highly desirable.

We offer care to clients in a variety of environments including care homes, nursing homes and supported living, so it's essential you have experience in at least one of these settings. You may also be working with a wider team of healthcare professionals on a regular basis where MDT contact is required.

This is a permanent job opportunity with the flexibility to work short or long day shifts, nights or weekends or a combination of these. You can vary your rota around family commitments or you just work shifts that fit your off-duty rota, it's your choice.

Join the team today and be welcomed with free uniform and PVG when you start.

Newcross Care Benefits

  • Competitive salary upto £13.24, paid hourly including holiday pay
  • Permanent contract with guaranteed, flexible hours that suit you
  • Weekly pay - delivered accurately and on time
  • Free criminal record check (PVG) upfront
  • Free uniform upon joining
  • Agreed mileage expenses for most clients
  • Recommend a Friend scheme paying up to £500 per successful referral
  • Online area and smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslips
  • Local line manager and branch support team
  • 24-hour support contact centre, open 365 days a year
  • Free ongoing training and development with experienced nurses through our work credits scheme

Why Newcross?

Newcross healthcare value all of our employees and wish for all to have clear career progression because of this (unlike any other agency) we offer over 200 training courses to ensure that our employees always have the opportunity to evolve in their role, learn new skills and develop and progress further in their career. It is important for us to provide stability to our people, we are not and never have been a 'zero hours' employer. All of our healthcare professionals have minimum hours guaranteed in their contracts, giving them the security of a steady income, with the flexibility to choose your own hours, you can have the work-life balance to suits you.

Person Specification

You will need to have the right to live and work in the UK, at least 3 months previous paid care experience in the UK and suitable referee contact details to apply for this vacancy. You will also need a valid certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course, or be willing to book onto a Newcross course. You will need to be SSSC registered or commit to registering when you join us. You will need an SVQ3 in Health and Social Care with medication certificate to take senior shifts.

Your Local Branch

Located in the UK's most northern city, Newcross Healthcare's Inverness branch is based at 16-18 Bank Street, a short walk from Inverness train station, just by the river.

Inverness has a strong healthcare background due to it being the home of the Centre for Health Science (CfHS) and the Diabetes Institute.

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If you cannot apply online, please call . Newcross Healthcare Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunities and nothing in this job advert is intended to discriminate against anyone in any way.