Healthcare Assistant

*SPONSORSHIP OFFERED TO UK BASED CANDIDATES ONLY*Healthcare Assistant – Ware, HertfordshireAddress: Westgate House Care Centre, Tower Rd, Ware, Herts SG12 7LPJob Type: Permanent or BANK opportunities, day and night shifts availableHourly Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 (depending on experience/qualificaitons), + 50p per hour weekend and night enhancement paid on top of hourly rateHours: standard contract - 39 hours per week, overtime available, subject to availabilityShift pattern example: 8am-8pm or 8pm-8am, 8am-2pm or 2pm -8pm.

Monday to Sunday rota, including alternate weekends. Be part of our family!We are looking for passionate and caring Healthcare Assistants, to join our family at Westgate House Care Centre in Ware.

You do not need paid care experience; we will train you.

Above all, we are looking for individuals who share our values and who will treat the people we support with care, compassion and respect.Westgate House Care Centre is a 109 bedded care home with a vibrant atmosphere where we have close links to the community and support elderly residents with a variety of care and nursing needs.Westgate Healthcare is a family-run, award winning care home group with eight care homes located across Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and London.

We are incredibly proud that all of our inspected care homes are rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the independent care regulator, the Care Quality Commission.What are the responsibilities of a Healthcare Assistant?Under the supervision of the Nurse in Charge, to participate as a member of the Care Team in ensuring that service users receive the highest standard of care.

Healthcare Assistants are responsible for carrying out activities and tasks which assist, support and promote independent living and the dignity of the service users of the care home.What our staff say…“There is a culture of enthusiasm which is why I’m still here and haven’t considered going anywhere else! Senior management keeps a constant eye on employee satisfaction – they invest in the future and nurture personal and professional growth.”Benefits of working at Westgate HealthcareWe’re only as good as our people.

So, we help our people to be the best they can be and we make sure they are well rewarded.

The exact package depends on your role, but below you’ll see the sort of benefits we offer:
‘Refer a Friend’ scheme with instant cash rewardsGreat induction, care certificate qualification awarded and on-going trainingCareer progression and support to achieve nationally recognised qualificationsImmediate start available (subject to DBS and references)28 days holiday entitlementBank holiday pay enhancementsContributory pension schemeFree DBS checkFree uniformLong Services AwardsAccess to discounts from hundreds of nationwide high street and online stores through the Blue Light Card
Your day-to-day duties will include:
Support our residents with their daily activities whether this be assisting a resident to wash and dress in the morning, developing their individual care plan, or helping them choose and eat their favourite mealBe a friend who our residents can rely on to champion their dignity, independence and support them to live happy and healthy livesThink on your feet, communicate effectively, take on responsibility, prioritise your work load and keep accurate recordsWork in a team and build relationships with your fellow team members
About you:
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writtenAbility to work in a team, a caring nature and a positive attitude  Previous experience of working with the elderly is desirable but not essentialRelevant qualifications such as QCF in Health & Social Care is desirable but not essential
If you are compassionate, caring and enjoy making a difference to people’s quality of life, we want to hear from you.If you have any questions about the role, feel free to call Westgate House Care Centre on 01920 426 100, or email note:  We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we receive suitable applications, therefore, an early submission of application is encouraged.

Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis; interviews are arranged to suit on an ‘as and when required’ basis.

If you do not hear from us within 5 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.WGHCAWestgate Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

  • Location: SG12 7LP, Ware, Hertfordshire, England
  • Salary: £10 - 11 per hour + 50p p/h wknd & night enhancement
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: The Talent Hub
  • Posted: 13-Jun-2022
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