Newcross Healthcare are looking to recruit experienced and dedicated Care Assistants to care for our service users in Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Dunfermline, Cupar, St Andrews, Leven, Fife and the surrounding local areas through our Kirkcaldy branchWe are looking for dedicated and compassionate healthcare professionals who will uphold our Philosophy of Care and always with a person-centred focus, promoting the dignity and independence of our service users.The Caring Role
As a Care Assistant, you will be expected to provide care and attention to our clients in their homes or residential settings. It is essential that you are dedicated to promoting the well-being and quality of life of each individual you care for. This means recognising the capabilities of each person, championing their needs and seeing them as more than a care plan. As a member of our team you will provide the friendly companionship the client needs and assistant them in engaging in activities of daily living such as leisure and personal care.
Personal care could include: dressing, washing, toileting and enabling service users to live their daily lives as they choose. You will play an essential role in enabling our service users to live fulfilling lives, engaging in their favourite activities and interacting with their families, visitors and other residents. You will be working shifts in nursing and residential homes throughout the Fife area and we have part time or full time shift days, nights or weekends.
Due to rural client locations and shift times, public transport is not always readily available, therefore access to your own vehicle is desirable.Benefits of Working for Newcross:
- Salary of up to £12.03/hr, paid weekly
- Training & Uniform through credits earned as you work
- Specialised carer training available
- Agreed mileage payments for most clients
- Criminal record check (PVG) cost refunded after initial period
- Online Intranet and smartphone app to manage your availability and bookings
- 24-hour support contact center, open 365 days a year
- Recommend a Friend scheme paying up to £250-£500 per successful referral
Your local team is based in Kirkcaldy on Carlyle Road near the town centre and just a short walk from Kirkcaldy train station.
Kirkcaldy is home to the face of the £50 note - Adam Smith, a notable economist and author of the first modern work of economy, which still acts as the basis for commerce today.Why Work for Newcross?
Newcross Healthcare value all of our employees and wish for all to have clear career progression because of this (unlike any other agency) we offer over 200 training courses to ensure that our employees always have the opportunity to evolve in their role, learn new skills and develop and progress further in their career.
It is important for us to provide stability to our people, we are not and never have been a 'zero hours' employer. All of our healthcare professionals have minimum hours guaranteed in their contracts, giving them the security of a steady income, with the flexibility to choose your own hours, you can have the work-life balance to suits you.You will need:
You will need the right to live and work in the UK and have at least 3 months experience in a healthcare job. We would expect references from your current place of work and those held in the last 18 months. It is important that you are SSSC registered or that you commit to register when you join us.
An SVQ2 in Health and Social Care is desirable but not essential.
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