Care Assistant & Senior Care Assistant

Locations
Basildon, Essex
Branch name
Romford
Contract
Permanent
Status
Part Time
Salary
Up to £11.55 per hour
Do you want to broaden your skill set? Newcross Healthcare are seeking Care Assistants and Senior Care Assistants to provide care to our service users living in Basildon, Canvey Island and the surrounding areas. Take advantage of a free DBS check, a free uniform, pay rates up to £11.55 per hour and ongoing training programmes.

As a caregiver, you have the power to change someone's life

Newcross Healthcare are seeking Care Assistants and Senior Care Assistants to provide care to our service users in Basildon, Canvey Island and the surrounding areas of Essex.

At Newcross, we're flexible. You can choose to work full or part time hours, to fit around your schedule. We don't believe in 'zero hours.' Our staff have minimum hours guaranteed in their contracts, providing security of a steady income alongside the flexibility to manage their work-life balance.

Further still, we've launched a unique flexible pay scheme, 'Flexi Pay', which allows healthcare staff to access 'same day pay' via our innovative app HealthForceGo®

What to expect

As a Senior Carer you'll work in a similar way as a Care Assistant (HCA) but with additional responsibilities and the expectation of a deeper knowledge and understanding of the role to support your team. You may also be involved in supervising your team and working alongside a multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

Your responsibilities will include; personal care, helping with social activities, aiding with clinical needs and assisting with any other additional services that will enable our service users to live their daily lives as independently as possible.

The ideal candidate will be compassionate, positive and ready for the occasional challenge.

Due to the nature of this role, you will need to hold an NVQ3 or equivalent in health and social care.

Skills & Opportunities

The successful candidate will have the chance to improve their skill set with a range of free training programmes, earned through credits as you work. These include Basic Life Support, BSL or Makaton, Medication Administration, Dementia Care and more.

With Newcross you could also have the opportunity to study towards a range of National vocational qualifications NVQ/SVQ.

What will you benefit from?

  • Salary of up to £11.55/hr for care assistant shifts and up to £13.95/hr for senior care shifts including holiday pay
  • Permanent contract with weekly pay and flexible hours
  • Agreed mileage payments for most clients
  • Free criminal record check (DBS) and uniform
  • Ongoing training and development available free through credits earned as you work
  • Recommend a Friend scheme paying up to £500 per successful referral
  • 24-hour support through dedicated central team and clinical governance made up of lead nurses
  • Online Intranet and smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslips
  • Support from a clinical supporting team, line manager, in house office support and a designated field team leader
  • Flexi Pay- you can decide when you want to be paid. Submit your timesheets by 5pm and be paid up to 50% of the value of your shift the very same day!

What do you need for this role?

  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • At least 3 months' previous paid experience working in a care environment in the UK within the last 3 years
  • Referee 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 jobs
  • A certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course in the last 12 months or are willing to book on to a Newcross course
  • You will need access to a smartphone, iPhone (5s or later), iPad or iPod touch compatible with IOS 8.0 (or later) or Android device with a 4.3 operating system (or later), with internet access to submit your timesheets via our mobile app
  • Access to your own vehicle is desirable

If you have a NVQ2 / SVQ2 in Health and Social Care or currently work in a care assistant job you could be fast tracked through our recruitment process.

Your Local Team

You can find your local office team at 8 Atlanta Boulevard, Romford. We're a stone's throw from Romford train station, serviced by both national rail and London Underground Services, plus we're easily accessible via bus and car.

We cover a wide area of East London and Essex, from Barking to Bishop's Stortford, over to Chelmsford and Grays, and everywhere in-between.

Apply today and tell us why you'd be perfect for the role!

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.