Care Assistant

Locations
Highlands
Branch name
Inverness
Contract
Permanent
Status
Part Time
Salary
Up to
Up to £12.03 per hour
Newcross Healthcare are looking to recruit experienced and dedicated Care Assistants to care for our service users in the Scottish Highlands and the local towns within that area. We are looking for dedicated and compassionate healthcare professionals who will uphold our Philosophy of Care and always promote the dignity and independence of our service users. Take advantage of our flexible work rotas, free uniform and PVG check and earn up to £ 12.03/hr.

We are looking for experienced Care Assistants (HCA) to uphold our philosophies and provide first class care to clients with our Inverness team working around the Highland areas.

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.

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 to accommodate family commitments or you can work shifts that fit your off-duty rota, it's your choice.

Due to rural client locations and shift times, public transport is not always readily available, therefore access to your own vehicle is essential and must be prepared to travel around the Highlands.

The Care Role

Through your kind and compassionate approach, you will build professional relationships with clients, providing companionship as well as day-to-day care. You will play a vital role in supporting the well-being and quality of life of each individual in your care. Daily tasks may include assisting with washing and dressing, meal times, personal care and enabling service users to participate in their favourite activities.

It's essential you are confident delivering personal care with a mindful approach towards protecting the dignity of the individual and promoting their independence. You will be working on either a 1-1 basis or within a small team of Healthcare Assistants based in

As a naturally compassionate person, you will play an essential part in delivering great quality, person-centred care to every individual you encounter. This means recognising the capabilities of the person, promoting their dignity at all times and seeing them as more than just a care plan.

Due to the locations you must drive and with your own means of transport and must be prepared to travel around the Highlands.

Newcross Care Perks

  • Competitive salary up to £12.03/hr, paid hourly including holiday pay
  • Permanent contract with guaranteed, flexible hours that suit you
  • Weekly pay - delivered accurately and on time
  • Free criminal record check (PVG) upfront
  • Free uniform upon joining
  • Agreed mileage expenses for most clients
  • Recommend a Friend scheme paying up to £500 per successful referral
  • Online area and smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslips
  • Local line manager and branch support team
  • 24-hour support contact centre, open 365 days a year
  • Free ongoing training and development with experienced nurses through our work credits scheme

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.

Person Specification

You will need to have the right to live and work in the UK, at least 3 months previous paid care experience in the UK and suitable referee contact details to apply for this vacancy. You will also need a valid certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course, or be willing to book onto a Newcross course. You will need to be SSSC registered or commit to registering when you join us. It is also desirable to have an SVQ2 in Health and Social Care.

Your Local Branch

Located in the UK's most northern city, Newcross Healthcare's Inverness branch is based at 16-18 Bank Street, a short walk from Inverness train station, just by the river.

Inverness has a strong healthcare background due to it being the home of the Centre for Health Science (CfHS) and the Diabetes Institute.

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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.

  • Posted on
    06/12/2017
  • Closing Date
    06/12/2018