Complex Home Care Assistant - Portsmouth
Newcross has several vacancies for professional and dedicated Home Carers / Care Assistants to join our friendly Complex Care team based in Chichester. We are working with clients in Fareham, Havant, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas, so we're looking for experienced team members who can work in those locations.The CompanyNewcross Healthcare provides high quality, complex care in the home, to clients with a range of complex healthcare needs. From spinal injury, to brain injury; degenerative conditions, to congenital disease, through its nurse-led, tailored approach it provides the support clients need to manage their condition and maintain the lifestyle they choose.Since 1996, Newcross has been providing unrivalled, outstanding quality care in client's own homes. Newcross takes pride in offering a truly personalised care and support service developed to enrich the care receivers' life and help them to lead the most independent and fulfilling life possible. Our clients require care at all times of the day and night, so there is the opportunity to build a rota that suits you.The PositionYou will play an essential role in supporting client care through your kind and compassionate approach that protects the dignity of the client and is in-line with their personalised care plan. Through your promotion of independence, you will enable our clients to participate in their favourite activities and live fulfilling lives.The ideal candidate will be an experienced Care Assistant, with the drive to expand their knowledge base to deliver first class complex care to clients. Ideally, you will have experience in any of the following areas: learning disabilities, autism, tracheostomies, suctioning, stomas, ventilators and/or challenging behaviours, however any previous experience in a complex care role could be accepted.We are especially interested to hear from female carers who are able to cover night shifts, with access to their own vehicle.The BenefitsUp to £15.04/hr, paid weekly including holiday payPermanent contract with guaranteed, flexible hours that suit youFree criminal record check (DBS) upfrontFree uniform upon joiningRecommend a Friend scheme paying up to £500 per successful referralOnline area and smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslipsLocal line manager and branch support team24-hour support contact centre, open 365 days a yearFree ongoing training and development with experienced nurses through our work credits schemeYou will have access to comprehensive training and 24 hour support and in order to ensure that you always have enough work, you will be employed on a permanent, flexible contract with guaranteed hours.Upon joining, you'll receive a full in-house induction as well as an introduction to the client you will be supporting their needs and care plan. You'll receive any training necessary to top up your skills, including a shadow shift if required.RequirementsThe ability to prove your right to live and work in the UKAt least 3 months previous paid experience working in a complex care environment in the UK within the last 3 yearsReferee contact details for your current place of work, including a manager who can comment on your clinical ability, and for all employments in the past 18 months or your 3 most recent jobsA certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course in the last 12 months, or be willing to book onto a Newcross courseMedication administration certificate highly desirableOwn transport preferred (but willing to travel by public transport essential)Click the Apply Now button to begin your application.If you cannot apply online, please call 0800 252 881. Newcross Healthcare Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunities and nothing in this job advert is intended to discriminate against anyone in any way.