Care Assistant

Locations
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Branch name
Durham
Contract
Permanent
Status
Part Time
Salary
Up to £11.39 per hour
Newcross Healthcare is seeking professional Care Assistants to provide excellent care and support to our service users living in Sunderland and the surrounding areas. Take advantage of a free DBS check, free uniform, ongoing training programmes and earn up to £11.39 per hour.

Do you want to explore a new career avenue?

Located in the historic city of Durham, Newcross Healthcare's Durham branch is based at Aire House, just off the A1 and a short distance from the River Wear.

The world's oldest surviving railway bridge in the world is Causey Arch near Stanley.

Newcross Healthcare is seeking experienced Care Assistants to provide outstanding care and support to our service users in Sunderland and the surrounding areas.

  • Flexible full and part time hours available to suit your needs!
  • Flexi Pay! With our new flexible pay feature on the HealthForceGo® app you can decide when you want to be paid. Simply submit your timesheets by 5pm and be paid up to 50% of the value of your shift the very same day. (Includes weekends and bank holidays)
  • Perks at Work, available to all healthcare staff. Take advantage of 30,000 discounts at around 80 high street retailers!

Our Role

You will provide our service users with dedicated assistance and support fulfilling a range of important day to day tasks. These will include aiding with personal care, clinical needs, social activities and any other additional services needed.

Benefits

  • Salary of up to £11.39/hr including holiday pay
  • Permanent contract with weekly pay and flexible hours
  • Agreed mileage payments for most clients
  • Free criminal record check (DBS) and uniform
  • Flexi Pay
  • Free ongoing training and development through credits earned
  • 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

Skills & Opportunities

Working with Newcross will enable you to broaden your skill set with a range of free training programs including Basic Life Support, BSL or Makaton, Medication Administration, Dementia Care and many more. These can be earned through credits as you work and will allow you to enhance your career.

Requirements

  • 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.

We've recently introduced video interviewing, as applicants are finding it more relaxing and more enjoyable. Rather than having to travel to an interview, you can talk to us from the comfort of your own home.

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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.