Care Assistant

Job Reference:
Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full Time
Contract Details:
Up to £11.23 per hour, inclusive of all enhancements
Working Hours:
36 hours per week, days, including alternate weekends
Closing Date:
Job Types:
Castle View
Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset

Job Description

Experienced Health Care Assistant

Based at Castle View, Poundbury, Dorchester

36 hours per week, days, including alternate weekends

Additional hours / overtime opportunities available to suit your circumstances

Up to £11.79 per hour  inclusive of all enhancements 

Pay breakdown:

Basic Pay Rate: £8.91 per hour

Plus £1.50 p/h weekend enhancement and 75p p/h night enhancement when applicable

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

Now is the time to find a new, rewarding career, delivering care, compassion and commitment. Our multi-award-winning team provides the highest standards of care and comfort to support our residents’ health and wellbeing. And we are now recruiting more people like you to join us.

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 and support for recreational activities.

Working with us offers you a superb range of benefits including:

  • Paid breaks
  • Support with professional development and diploma qualifications in Health & Social Care
  • 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

About You

Ideally you will have some experience as a Health Care Assistant, Domiciliary Carer, Support Worker or similar role. With your previous knowledge and experience of the care sector, you will be able to individualise the care provided to suit the needs and wishes of our residents, making their experience truly 'person-centred'.

We recognise NVQ and diploma level qualifications in Health and Social Care at Levels 2 and 3 and pay an enhanced rate for these qualifications. By gaining these qualifications, this may lead to progression opportunities to Senior Care Lead and beyond, supported by our Learning and Development team.

Why choose Colten Care?

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 (rating awarded March 2020).  

For more information about joining us as a Health Care Assistant, please call 01425 482477.