Healthcare Assistants Full Time Purley CR8

Purley (City/Town), London (Greater)
£7.75 per hour during the week and £8.25 per hour at the weekend
29 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

HIGHFIELD HOUSE CARE HOME in Purley CR8 2HJ are holding a Recruitment Open Session on Monday 10th October at 10am. You do not need to book and you can just turn up on the day. The session will last 2 hours. To minimise disruption to the open meeting please can we ask that you arrive for the start of the session. All care staff are more than welcome to come along and see the Home and our exciting new extension currently being built and find out more about the positions on offer and the many benefits the Home can offer their staff.

For those unable to attend please feel free to apply below sending us your CV.

Are you caring, thoughtful and able to put others before yourself? Would you like to make a difference to someone's life that is less fortunate than your own? Are you prepared to work hard and help your work colleague's in making sure that our residents have the care and attention that they deserve? Then this is a great opportunity for you to work in our renowned care homes. What set's our Care Homes apart from others is our state of the art amenities and our commitment to facilitate control and independence for our residents.

Although our residents , who range in age from 20 years old, have high dependency nursing needs, have severe physical neurological disorders (spinal & brain injury), some with invasive and non-invasive ventilation, if you have previous experience of caring for this type of patient then that would be an advantage but if you are reading this and do not think you have the skills but want to be part of our team then we can offer training, mentorship and supervision for the right carers.

If you are applying for this position without any previous experience please don't forget to tell us on your application why you want to be considered for this role.

We expect to deliver the highest standard of care to our residents and we offer our staff a comprehensive and full training package so your commitment and interest in ensuring that you personally deliver high standards of care is essential.

The positions require you to work rotational day and night shifts, during the week and at the weekends. All shifts are 12 hours (8am-8pm or 8pm-8am). You will be contracted to work 3 shifts a week although additional shifts will be available if you wish. We can also accept candidates that wish to work only night shifts but please note we are not in a position to offer only day shift working.

All new staff are required to attend a 4 day induction training programme on commencement of employment.

All staff will then receive a months training on their unit during DAY shift times. For staff that are applying to work night shifts only you will be required to work your first month shifts on day shifts only as this will be an important part of your induction training.

We will also accept applications from those carers only able to work on a part time basis, please specify your requirements when applying.

Benefits include a free staff lunchwork based pensionpaid breaks during your shift and free uniform. There is a free mini bus service at particular times from/to the Home and a location near Tesco Superstore which is 2 mins walk from Purley Station. The mini bus service times coincide with workers shift times, both day and night shifts.

Pay Scale: £7.75 during the week & £8.25 at the weekend (pay review pending)

Duties: Assist qualified staff in providing the highest possible standard of care for residents. Assist residents with personal care. Assist residents with mobility, moving and turning. Help with drinks and meals and with feeding residents if necessary. Listen and talk to residents, relatives and friends. Participate in social activities for residents. Maintain a respectful, non-judgemental and caring attitude. Assist in providing a homely, welcoming, friendly and professional environment.

This is going to be a challenging, varied and busy role so you will need to be focused, reliable and flexible.

If you have an NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care this would be an advantage, however it is not essential.

If you are able to show potential in your work then there will be opportunity for you to train and to learn competencies in trachae and ventilator care and to progress and take promotion to become a Senior Care Assistant within the Home. An enhanced pay scale and seniority is applied to this position.

We look forward to receiving your CV.