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Healthcare Assistant

Care Assistant – Braintree, Essex 

Location: Riverdale Care Home, Duggers Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1BA

Hourly rate: Up to £11.00 per hour

Hours: Up to 44 hours per week

Shifts: Days, nights and bank shifts available across Monday to Sunday

Job type: Permanent

Come and make a difference with the team at Westgate Healthcare! #CareWithUsAtWestgate

We are looking for a compassionate and caring Healthcare Assistant to join our family at Riverdale Care Home.

We are looking for individuals who share our values, have an interest in helping others, a can-do attitude and who will treat the people we support with care, compassion and respect.

If you want to make a difference to the lives of our elderly residents, apply today.

What’s in it for you?

  • Very competitive salary with the option of paid overtime
  • Bank holiday pay enhancements
  • Paid induction and ongoing training 
  • Free DBS check (refunded once probation has been passed)
  • Free uniform and free parking
  • Refer a friend scheme with cash rewards
  • Free staff wellness fund
  • Free eye test (for qualifying staff)
  • Rewards for employee of the month 
  • Awards for long service – up to £1,250
  • Free snacks for staff
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which provides various discounts from hundreds of nationwide high street and online stores

*Please note, some of the above benefits depend on your position in the company.

Further information can be given at interview stage

About the role:

  • Support our residents with their daily activities, whether this be assisting a resident to wash and dress in the morning, developing their individual care plan or helping them choose and eat their favourite meal
  • Be a friend who our residents can rely on to champion their dignity and independence
  • Support them to live happy and healthy lives
  • Communicate effectively, take on responsibility, prioritise your work load and keep accurate records
  • Work in a team and build relationships with your fellow team members

About you:

  • The right to live and work in the UK (please note, sponsorship is not available)
  • A caring nature, positive attitude and the ability to work in a team
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Previous experience of working with the elderly is desirable but not essential as full training is provided

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we receive suitable applications, therefore, an early submission is encouraged. Due to a high volume of applications, if you do not hear from us within 5 working days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Westgate Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.