Our Leeds team is recruiting dedicated Care Assistants with at least 3 months experience and Senior Care assistants to work in a variety of care settings including nursing and care homes within a 30-mile radius of the city centre. A Senior Carer will work in a similar way as a Care Assistant (HCA) but with additional responsibilities and the expectation of a deeper knowledge and understanding of the role to support your team.
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.
Due to rural client locations and varying shift times, public transport is not always readily available, therefore access to your own vehicle is desirable.Care Assistant Role
Every Newcross Care Assistant makes a difference in the lives of the patients they encounter, through their compassionate and sensitive approach, but also their ability to deliver the highest quality person-centred care.
This could involve a range of tasks such as assisting with washing, dressing, toileting, meal times, accessing the community and other general activities that enable clients to receive an excellent standard of care.
Each client has a unique and personalised care plan suited to their individual needs; it is essential that you are confident delivering personal care on a case-by-case basis.
Work flexible hours of your choice, choose your own rota and take advantage of free, ongoing training in your local area (earned through credits as you work).
Due to the locations of some clients, access to your own vehicle or alternative transport is desirable.
For the senior care role, you will need to hold a NVQ3 or equivalent in health and social care, with medication certificate. You'll also need to have team leader skills and experiences, should you be required to lead a team of carers within an establishment setting. You may also be involved in supervising your team and working alongside a Multi-disciplinary team (MDT).Benefits of being a Newcross Carer
- Salary varies from up to £13.78/hr for senior carers and up to £11.96/hr for Care assistants, including holiday pay
- Agreed mileage payments for most clients
- Free DBS and uniform upon joining
- Recommend a Friend scheme paying up to £500 per successful referral
- Online area and smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslips
- Local line manager and branch support team
- 24-hour support contact centre, open 365 days a year
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.Role Requirements
- 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
- NVQ2 / SVQ2 in Health and Social Care highly preferable
- A certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course in the last 12 months.
Your local branch is located at 14 Kings Street, Leeds, LS1 2HL. We operate in various locations around the city and the surrounding local towns. For any queries regarding the role do not hesitate to contact the team at .
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