Care Assistant - Portsmouth
Newcross Healthcare have several flexible vacancies for experienced Care Assistants working full or part time hours in Portsmouth and surrounding areas of Waterlooville and Hayling island through our Chichester branch.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 a child's school routine or you can work shifts that fit your off-duty rota, it's your choice.The Carer Position:As a Newcross Carer it is essential you're committed to upholding our vision of excellence in care, which means promoting wellbeing while protecting each person's dignity.As a naturally caring and compassionate person, you will play an essential part in delivering great quality, person-centred care to every service user you encounter. This means recognising the capabilities of each person and seeing them as more than just a care plan.Daily tasks may include assisting with washing and dressing, meal times, personal care and enabling clients to participate in their favourite activities.You could be working with one or more of our nursing or residential home clients in the Portsmouth area, so you should be prepared to travel between different locations. A full driving license and access to your own vehicle is desirable, however not essential. Newcross Benefits:Salary of up to £13.54/hr, paid weekly including holiday payCriminal record check (DBS) cost refunded after initial periodFree training and uniform through credits earned as you workAgreed mileage payments for most clientsOnline area and smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslips24-hour support contact centre, open 365 days a yearRecommend a Friend scheme, paying up to £500 per successful referralYou will need:The right to live and work in the UKAt least 3 months' previous paid experience working in a 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 jobsNVQ2 / SVQ2 in Health and Social Care highly preferableA certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course in the last 12 months.Why Should You Apply?Treating our staff well is at the centre of what we do. At Newcross we hire permanent staff, and with over 200 training courses on offer, we help them develop. 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.The Local Branch:Newcross Healthcare Solutions in Chichester is located near Chichester Cathedral and provides the local West Sussex area with flexible permanent healthcare staff to residential, nursing and care homes.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.