Senior Care Assistant - Swansea
We have several flexible vacancies for Senior Healthcare Assistants to work full or part time hours in Swansea, Llanelli, Neath, Ammanford, and surrounding areas through our local branch, based at Barquentine House in Swansea.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 varying shift times, public transport is not always readily available, therefore access to your own vehicle is desirable.The Role:As a Senior Carer you'll work in a similar way as a Care Assistant (HCA) but with additional responsibilities and the expectation of a deeper knowledge and understanding of the role to support your team. You may also be involved in supervising your team and working alongside a multi-disciplinary team (MDT).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 will need to share our values of protecting dignity, promoting wellbeing and working in a person-centred manner at all times. Experience of caring for those with dementia is highly desirable.This is a permanent job with the flexibility to work short or long day shifts, nights or weekends or a combination of these. You can vary your rota during term time to accommodate family commitments or you can work shifts that fit your off-duty rota, it's your choice.Successful candidates will benefit from:Competitive Salary up to £ 14.58, paid hourly including holiday payPermanent, flexible hours contractFree uniform through credits earned as you workAgreed mileage payments for most clientsCriminal record check (DBS) cost refunded after initial periodOnline area and smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslipsRecommend a friend scheme, paying up to £500 per successful referralOne-to-one relationship with a local line manager 24 hour support through dedicated central team, 365 days a yearFree ongoing training and development with experienced nurses through our work credits schemeTo apply for this job, you will need:The right to live and work in the UKAt least 3 months' previous paid experience working in a mental health 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 NVQ2 / SVQ2 in Health and Social Care highly desirable yet not essentialA certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course in the last 12 months, or be willing to book onto a Newcross courseIf you have a NVQ2 / SVQ2 in Health and Social Care or currently work in a care assistant job you could be fast tracked through our recruitment process.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.Your Local Branch:Newcross Healthcare's Swansea centre opened in 2012 and recently moved to new, bigger premises in Barquentine House on Quay West near Swansea city centre. Based close to the River Tawe at Quay West, the centre is just a short walk from Swansea train station.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.