Care Assistant (Days)
Health Care Assistant
Big rewards for learning apprenticeships, offering up to £2000 training incentive for new employees! (terms apply)
Based at Abbey View, Sherborne DT9 4HG
Contracted hours 36 per week, days, 12 hour shifts 7am-7pm including alternate weekends
Additional hours / overtime opportunities available to suit your circumstances
Up to £11.04 per hour inclusive of all enhancements
Basic Pay Rate: £8.72 per hour
Plus £1.50 p/h weekend enhancement
Enhancements for an NVQ or Diploma Level qualification in Health & Social Care are paid as follows: NVQ 2 additional 56p p/h, OR NVQ 3 additional 82p p/h
Join us as a Health Care Assistant and make a difference
Our multi-award-winning team provides the highest standards of care and comfort to support our residents’ health and wellbeing.
As a Health Care Assistant, you’ll contribute to the exceptional care we provide to our residents, keeping true to our values of being ‘friendly, kind, individual, reassuring and honest’. You will be involved in all aspects of our residents’ personal care, making a positive difference every day and helping them to lead a dignified and fulfilling life. This includes help with personal care needs and support for recreational activities.
We are delighted to announce that for a limited time period, we are offering new employees the optional opportunity to start an apprenticeship in care, studying towards a Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care. What’s more we will pay you an incentive of up to £2000* for undertaking apprenticeship training. So, if you are looking for a new career in care, Colten Care will support you both financially and developmentally. It’s a ‘win-win’ for everyone - you’ll gain a professional qualification and be rewarded for making a positive difference to the lives of our residents.
*terms and conditions apply/paid in instalments
In addition, working with us offers you a superb range of benefits including:
- Paid breaks
- Excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
- Training to the nationally recognised ‘care certificate’ standard
- Friendly team and great support network of internal professionals
- Real career progression opportunities
- Staff recommendation reward scheme
- Annual pay review
- Additional hours / overtime opportunities to suit your circumstances
- Choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty
- Free uniforms
- Contributory pension scheme
- Background checks at no cost to you
We are looking for people with a passion and motivation to join the care sector, with or without experience. If you have transferable skills in areas such as customer service, hospitality, or from a similar care backgrounds, then this will be an advantage. In any event, we provide everyone with training from day one, using a blend of learning opportunities both on and off the job.
We are a family-owned care home provider with 21 homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. All are fantastic, homely environments registered for nursing care, with four specifically dedicated to dementia care. Seven of our homes are officially rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. We are a long-standing beacon of excellence in elderly people’s care and the UK’s highest rated ‘Large Care Home Group’ on the public review site Carehome.co.uk (rating awarded March 2020).
For more information, please call 01425 482477.