Complex Home Care Assistant - Chard
We are seeking professional and experienced Complex Home Care Assistants to deliver the highest quality of care to a gentleman in his own home living with complex healthcare needs in the Bridgewater area. Due to the nature of the healthcare requirements of our client it is desired that you have previous experience in caring for those with learning disabilities and mental health conditons. You will be a permanent member of the team and will receive full support from our Taunton Home Care Team. This role will be working weekdays 9am till 6pm with an hour break, supporting our service user with all aspects of his life.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.The Caring Role: You will form an integral part of the Newcross Care at Home team in this varied and rewarding role, delivering person-centred care in accordance with personalised care plans that enrich lives. You will be responsible for assisting with key health provision functions, including administering medication, pain relief and various domestic and healthcare tasks to assist the individuals you encounter with day to day living.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. Personal care could include: dressing, washing, toileting and enabling service users to live their daily lives as they choose.Due to rural client locations and shift times, public transport is not always readily available, therefore access to your own vehicle is desirable.Successful candidates will benefit from:Up to £11.77/hr including holiday payPermanent contract with guaranteed, flexible hours that suit youWeekly pay - delivered accurately and on timeFree criminal record check (DBS) upfrontFree uniform upon joiningAgreed mileage expenses for most clientsRecommend 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 schemeTo apply for this caring role you will need:The 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 jobsMedication administration certificate highly desirableA certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course in the last 12 months, or be willing to book onto a Newcross courseWhy Work with Newcross?Newcross 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.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.Our Taunton BranchNewcross Healthcare's Taunton branch provides nurses, care assistants and support workers to the Somerset region.The branch is located on Staplegrove Road, easily reachable by bus or car and a short walk away from Taunton train station and is a short drive from Musgrove Hospital.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.