Overview

Healthcare Assistant Nights  – Encore Care Homes

Full Time

Package Description
£1,000 Welcome Bonus*, £30 Bonus per extra shift, and funded learning opportunities – join Encore and unlock your true potential. We also provide paid breaks and free meals on shift.
Encore provides the finest care, comfort and companionship, and delivers expertise in all five types of elderly care: dementia, nursing, residential, respite and palliative. We pride ourselves on the amazing people who work at each of our care homes and who help to create the feeling of being part of the home’s family and not just a team member. Our teams are integral to making everyday a special day for residents, and ensuring each moment really matters.
If you are passionate about providing the very best care to residents and making a real difference to people’s lives, we have the perfect opportunity for you at Encore Care Homes.
Encore are looking for dedicated Healthcare Assistants to be part of our exceptional team. Whether you are an experienced carer, or you are new to the care sector, we will provide you with all the support and training that you need to develop your career in care. We are seeking kind, caring, and committed individuals to join us at Encore. You will be part of an ambitious, growing company and supported by the excellent Team Great Oaks.
You will receive:
Salary up to £11.28 – £11.76 PER HOUR and enhanced pay for bank holidays
£1000 Welcome Bonus*
Shift Bonuses of £30 for every full shift in addition to contracted hours
Funded learning opportunities – from HCA to Registered Nursing Associate
28 days annual leave per annum (pro-rata) inclusive of bank holidays
Full and part time day and night shifts available
Paid breaks
Free meals whilst on shift
Free uniform
Recognition and Rewards programme
Workplace pension scheme
Refer A Friend Reward scheme – earn up to £3,000 per referral
Long Service Awards
Genuine opportunities for career progression
Employee Assistance Programme
Your new Healthcare Assistant role:
As a Healthcare Assistant, you will assist in the delivery of care, which is planned and assessed by Senior Healthcare Assistants and Registered Nurses by directly providing practical, physical, social, and emotional care. HCAs support all residents with sensitivity and respect for each individual’s needs and wishes, communicating with family, friends and other healthcare professionals on the resident’s behalf.
A day in life of a Healthcare Assistant at Encore:
Provide and deliver a high standard of nursing, care (i.e. washing, mouth care, toileting, manual handling & mobility), recognising and meeting the specific needs of residents
Support residents who may have a wide range of differing requirements and whose needs may range from companionship and domestic support to personal care
Join and assist in hobbies or crafts, daily Wellbeing activities, entertainment and home events
Accompany residents to appointments
Write and maintain accurate records of care on a daily basis, maintaining fluid balance and dietary charts, recognising, recording and reporting all adverse findings to nurses
Support nutritional needs of residents by assisting with feeding and drinking, reporting on concerns about dietary intake to nurses
Assist in the care of maintaining skin integrity over pressure points, recognising and reporting all adverse findings to nurses
Communicate with family, friends and other healthcare professionals on the resident’s behalf
Act as a mentor to new Healthcare Assistants participating in induction programmes, and on-going development of their practice
What makes a successful candidate:
A positive and friendly attitude is essential
You actively demonstrate good communication skills
You have a caring and empathetic approach to work
Flexibility is required, the role will include working every other weekend
You are available to work one, two or three 12 hours shifts per week
It’s not essential to have Care sector experience
Our values:
We believe brilliant care starts with brilliant people. We are looking for individuals that share in our values so together, we can make moments truly matter. Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference to our residents. We want our team members to bring the following to their role:
Joyfulness – we believe it’s important for our residents and staff to enjoy themselves
Spontaneity – go with the flow; no two days are ever the same.
Creative – find thoughtful and imaginative ways to connect with each resident.
To feel part of a family – offering a shoulder to lean on and a friendly ear to comfort.
Working Hours:
Full Time, Part Time
Make a difference tomorrow and apply to Encore TODAY…
What You Need To Do Now:
Click ‘Apply Now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
Encore is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our residents and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants to this post will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check. Following a change in government guidelines relating to Care Home employees, it is no longer essential to be vaccinated against COVID-19, however it is preferred.
*Terms and conditions for Welcome Bonus:
£500 after 6 months’ successful service (subject to completion of probation), followed by a further £500 after 1 years’ successful service.

£11.28 to £11.76 per hour

 

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