Health Care Assistant

Cheshire Springs, Whitby, Ellesmere Port

**Includes £300 Welcome Bonus**

Health Care Assistant - with experience in Mental Health/Challenging Behaviours and Complex Needs
Location: Cheshire Springs, Chester Road, Whitby, Ellesmere Port CH65 6RY
Hours: Full time and part time hours available - 12 hour shifts 
Salary: Up to £9.85 per hour dependent of level of experience and qualifications, plus benefits*
Shifts: Flexibility for days and nights is required

 

Our new complex needs care home, Cheshire Springs will open in Spring 2022 and will provide specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex care needs. Once completed, Cheshire Springs will have 20 large bedrooms - each with an en-suite wet room. It will provide a community-based living for adults living with acquired brain injuries, spinal injuries, stroke and complex physical disabilities and mental health conditions. The home will be surrounded by an easy-access sensory garden and include a communal hub, living and dining spaces for residents and their friends and family to socialise. And the communal hub space can be accessed and rented by local community groups. 

With excellent career development and the unique opportunity to be part of a team where you can make the difference and every day better.


Key duties:

We are looking for thoughtful, caring and inspiring people to join our team of Health Care Assistants.

  • Provide a high level of personal, physical and emotional care.
  • Provide personal care such as washing, personal hygiene, and dressing and on occasion, assisting with meal times.
  • Promote independence, dignity, respect and choice across service users.
  • Support social and recreational activities; both in and out the home individually, or as part of a group.
  • Maintain care records; recording observations, activities and assessments.
  • On occasion, welcome and train new members into your care team.

Requirements:

Previous care experience within a reputable health care provider and NVQ qualifications in Health and Social Care are desirable, but not essential as full training will be given.

About you:

Our Health Care Assistants will provide warmth, enthusiasm and compassion when providing care to our service users. You will always strive to provide great quality holistic care, making every day better than the last by working pro-actively to meet the needs of our service users.

You will promote the core values of care, maintaining independence and dignity while assisting with personal care, ensuring the physical and emotional needs of our service users are met.

Benefits:

  • 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Exemplar MyFirst Rewards – Including: retail and high street restaurant and Pub discounts, Holiday discounts and 2 for 1 cinema tickets.
  • Employee assistance program – 24-hour helpline
  • Pension plan
  • Free car parking
  • Free uniform
  • Outstanding career progression
  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualifications
  • Refer a friend scheme - up to £1500 per referral*

Exemplar Values

Our Values express what it is like to work in our organisation and our colleagues should make these a part of everything we do:

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork

To apply for this role you must have had a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations (unless medically exempt)

*Ts & Cs apply, pay refelects new April 2022 pay rates 

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Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Lifestyle and retail discounts

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension Plan

Pension plan – after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

Paid DBS Check

Paid DBS check – we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral Bonus

Referral bonus – if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

Free RCNi membership

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

Click here to download your refer-a-friend claim form and view terms and conditions.