Care Assistant - Learning Disabilities
Newcross Healthcare Solutions
Minehead
5d ago

Do you want to be a part of our friendly and outstanding care team? Newcross Healthcare are seeking dedicated Care Assistants to provide outstanding care and support to our service users with Learning Disabilities living in Minehead, Williton, Taunton and the surrounding local area.

Take advantage of a free DBS check, a free uniform, ongoing training programmes and pay rates up to £13.57 per hour.

Do you have previous experience working in a Personal Care role?

If so, this could be the job for you.

Newcross Healthcare are looking for experienced Care Assistants to provide the life enhancing care and support to our service users with Learning Disabilities in Minehead, Williton, Taunton and the surrounding local area of Somerset .

Working for Newcross is entirely flexible, work full or part time hours, flexibility with your rota to fit around your life, all with the security of a permanent job with guaranteed hours and a local line manager.

We have a range of shifts available from long days and nights, to evenings and weekends, working in a variety of care environments.

What can you expect from your Caring Role?

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 they choose as independently as possible, in line with their personalised care plan.

It is important that the ideal applicant is compassionate and caring, providing expert support that allows our service users to live the life they wish to lead with dignity.

Benefits

  • Salary of up to £13.57 / 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
  • 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
  • A unique flexible pay scheme, 'Flexi Pay', which allows healthcare staff to access 'same day pay' via our innovative app HealthForceGo®
  • Why should you join Newcross?

    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.

    What do you need

  • 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 supporting role, you could be fast tracked through our recruitment process.

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

    Your local Team

    The branch is located on Staplegrove Road, close to Taunton train station and is a short drive from Musgrove Hospital.

    Taunton Castle has its origins within the Anglo Saxon period and was later the site of a priory in the area.

    Click the Apply Now button to begin your application

    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.

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