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Health Care Assistant

  • Job reference: ELPRH1
  • Location: Great Dunmow, Essex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Older Adults
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Job description: An exciting new permanent opportunity has just become available for a Health Care Assistant to join a Private Dementia Care Home based in Great Dunmow and Halstead!

*Do you know someone who would be interested in this role? We offer a £250 referral bonus per successful candidate that is referred*

Salary per hour: £10.52ph ltd
(£8.76 PAYE exc)

Hours and length of contract:
*Permanent position
*Full Time hours: 37-38 hours per week
*Night & Day HCA required in Great Dunmow
*Day HCA required in Halstead
*Flexible shift pattern - to be discussed at interview but can include:
oLong Days: 08:00 - 20:00
oLong Nights: 20:00 - 08:00
oEarly: 07:00 - 14:00
oLate: 14:00 - 22:00
oNight: 22:00 - 07:00

Daily Duties:
You will be working within a private care home that provides expert care for older people, including those living with dementia. You will provide personal care, companionship and friendship to the residents, whilst promoting independence in a safe and caring environment.

Daily duties include but are not limited to:
*Assisting Service Users, when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing, and all other aspects of daily living.
*Ensuring residents' emotional and social well-being is maintained by actively communicating and listening to the residents' needs, and promoting their independence at all times
*Updating and maintaining documentation relating to the residents care to the highest of standards
*Carrying out housekeeping duties - residents' personal laundry, making of beds and ensuring residents bedrooms are clean and tidy
*Attend all staff meetings and staff supervision sessions as and when required.

Company Benefits
*Comprehensive induction and ongoing paid training to develop your career.
*Quality training to enhance your skills
*Buddy scheme - to help you settle in the team
*Free Uniform
*28 days annual leave
*Stakeholder Pension scheme
*Fast track Career options into management and nursing
*Refer a friend scheme

The homes are situated in quiet locations and provide a spacious environment including cafés, comfortable and sociable dining areas, several beautiful lounges and a lounge diner, a salon, corridor snugs and several courtyard seating and gardening areas.

Person specification:
Relevant experience, in date DBS and QCF/NVQ 1 or 2 in Health and Social Care.

If you are interested in this role then please contact Emma at SCS on 01772 208963 or send across your CV directly to