The Role – Health Care Assistant
Reporting to the Household Manager and working as part of a team of Health Care Assistants at either our Hammerson House, you’ll provide person-centred care by ensuring the best standard of care.
You’ll achieve this by:
- Assisting with personal care (dressing, eating, drinking and washing) as well as manual handling needs
- Building good and trusting relationships with residents and always being open and responsive to their questions and needs
- Creating a positive mealtime environment, whilst observing changes in nutritional status
- Acting as an advocate for residents and promoting their dignity
- Reporting any concerns to the Household Manager
Our Requirements – Health Care Assistant
Although welcome, no previous experience is required as full training will be provided.
However, you will be required to have:
- A compassionate, respectful, and caring approach
- A good understanding of the needs of older people
- Awareness of and respect for the Jewish values and traditions
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build professional relationships and work well within a team
- Basic IT skills, including Microsoft Word and Outlook
- The ability to work alone under pressure whilst managing and prioritising tasks
- A flexible attitude towards tasks and hours
- A professional presentation and attitude, with a customer-orientated and friendly outlook
This role attracts two retention payments. £500 after completion of the probation programme (6 months) and £1000 after completion of 12 months of service
Entry Level: £10.25 per hour
Experienced: £10.50 to £10.75 per hour
If you meet the above requirements, we’d love to hear from you!
It’s also very important to us that as well meeting the job description, you can bring a wealth of experience and qualities that make you ideal for working with the elderly on a daily basis.
In addition to applying for the job, why not drop us a line and get to know more about us - you could be just a phone call away from an exciting new career!
Vaccination offers the best protection against the virus both for staff and our residents. From 11th November 2021, all care home workers, and anyone entering a care home, will need to be fully vaccinated, unless they are exempt under the regulations. It will only be possible for you to start working, once you have provided evidence of your vaccination status or a medical exemption.
Our positions are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosures which will be completed upon successful application. All applications will be dealt with on an individual basis in accordance with our policy and organisational requirements.
This role is not at or above RQF Level 3 and therefore is ineligible for sponsorship under the UK's Points Based Immigration System.
We champion diversity and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and residents we serve. You’ll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.