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Healthcare Assistant

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7.85 - 9.00  per hour




Torquay UK


Full time

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Sep 1, 2017

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We are looking for a friendly healthcare assistant, ready to improve the lives of vulnerable people in residential homes, nursing homes and care communities. You will help them with daily personal care like washing, getting dressed and using the toilet, moving and handling, as well as helping their families adapt to new challenges. Driving licence is essential for this role. We provide the training and qualifications required to help progress your career in health care. Who we are: We are Avanta Care, a top-rated healthcare recruitment specialist. We offer committed carers more than just a career. You will gain one of the industry's highest starting salaries, generous rewards and regular pay increases within your first year. About the client: Our client provides a care accommodation service that is ideal for the varied needs of older people. Carers take pride in a personal touch and welcome both long and short-term requirements. The home's values are based around the philosophy that they all deserve to be respected and cherished in later life. To fulfil these objectives carers pay attention to changing needs, whether medical, physical, emotional, psychological or social. The home is conveniently located close to the local town with good public transport links. The house has been extensively refurbished to provide a friendly and warm environment with 'hotel standard' accommodation.  There are a number of spacious lounges and dining areas for residents and their families to enjoy and a beautiful, secure garden. The staff provide the best quality care and support for their residents embracing the values of person-centred, individualised care. They have a dedicated activities co-ordinator providing a wide range of entertainment and activities. The chef provides an excellent choice of home-cooked food every day. What the job involves: ? Teamwork in a care home environment for the elderly? Helping people carry out their daily activities in line with individual care plans? Promoting independence, dignity and choice? Emotional and social support? Liaising with family members and health care providers? Regular training to develop skills ? Updating care records to reflect changing needs and preferences ? Flexible working within a rota set by the care home manager You will have: ? Experience of working within a care environment for older people preferred ? We can provide the training and qualifications required to help progress your career in health care? Willingness to work above and beyond to maintain our high standards? Good standard of verbal and written English Extra perks: ? Not only do we guarantee a minimum 35 hours of work per week, we also pay a higher hourly rate for evenings and bank holidays ? We also arrange your DBS check, insurance and uniform? If you come to work with us from the wider EU, we can help find you somewhere to live near your work placement, and get you settled comfortably into UK life? Little or no care experience? No problem. Our expert in-house training team will train you up to industry standards - with no upfront costs? Avanta Care operates a workplace pension, workers will be auto-enrolled after three months of employment If you are a caring person with a positive, can-do attitude then apply today. 

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