Job Title: Healthcare Assistant

Location: Christchurch

Salary: £12.00 per hour and enhanced pay for bank holidays

Job type: Permanent, Full time and part time hours available

We are looking for warm and compassionate Healthcare Assistants to join our beautiful Fairmile Grange in Christchurch.

As a Healthcare Assistant (Days) you will be an essential part of our dedicated team, working alongside Senior Healthcare Assistants and Registered Nurses to deliver personalised care. Your role will involve providing practical, physical, social, and emotional support to our residents. With sensitivity and respect, you will ensure that each individual’s needs and wishes are met, while communicating effectively with family, friends, and healthcare professionals.

Whether you are an experienced carer or new to the care sector, we are here to support your growth. At Fairmile Grange, we provide comprehensive training and ongoing development opportunities, empowering you to thrive in your career in care. As part of our ambitious and expanding company, you will have the chance to make a real difference, while being supported by our excellent Team at Fairmile Grange.

Flexibility is key in this role, as it will involve working every other weekend. We also require availability for one, two, or three 12-hour shifts per week, allowing for a balanced work-life schedule. We can also offer alternative flexible working arrangements.

Main duties and responsibilities as Healthcare Assistant (Days):

  • 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.
  • Write and maintain accurate records of care daily, 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.
  • Accompany residents to appointments.
  • 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.

Skills and experience you need as Healthcare Assistant (Days):

  • 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.
  • Care experience is desirable however not essential.

Extra Info:

  • For permanent position we will require commitment to alternate weekend work
  • Bank staff are more flexible as they pick up any available shifts.

Benefits:

  • Salary from £12.00 per hour and enhanced pay for bank holidays
  • Funded learning opportunities
  • 5.6 weeks (equivalent) per annum annual leave, including Bank Holiday (pro-rota)
  • Paid breaks and Free uniform and Free meals whilst on shift.
  • Recognition and Rewards programme.
  • *£1000 Welcome Bonus 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).
  • Workplace pension scheme.
  • Long Service Awards.
  • Career Progression Opportunities and Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Refer a Friend Scheme: A chance to earn £500 bonus

Equal Opportunity Employer

Fairmile Grange is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of: Support Worker, Carer, Care Support, Care Assistant, Social Worker, Enabler, Care Worker, Care Helper, Care Management, Care Assist, Support Assistant, Care Team Leader, Support Team Leader, Special Needs Support, Mental Health Support, Autism Support, Support Coordinator, Elderly Care Assistant, Care Manager, Support Manager, Care Coordinator, Private Care Assistant, Private Care, Care Home Assistant, Care Home Worker, Support Care Worker, NVQ 2, Social Care may also be considered for this role.

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