Health Care Assistant

Wykewood, Wyke

**Includes £300 Welcome Bonus**

Health Care Assistant 
Wykewood, Wyke, BD12 8AA
Hours: full time and part time hours available
Hourly Rate: £8.91 to £9.26 per hour (depending on experience)
Shifts: Days, Nights, or Mixed 
 
Our new complex needs care home, Wykewood, opened in June 2021 and  provides specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity care needs.
 
The home has 40 large bedrooms - each with an en suite wet room - spread over three floors and surrounded by large landscaped gardens around the home. It'll care for 40 adults living with a range of complex needs including mental and physical health conditions. 
The unique layout at Wykewood means that we can care for adults with a vast array of complex mental and physical health needs and associated challenging behaviours.  This could include acquired brain injuries, Huntingdon’s chorea or spinal injuries. 
 
Key duties:
 
We are looking for thoughtful, caring and inspiring people to join our team of Health Care Assistants.
 
Provide a high level of personal, physical and emotional care.
Provide personal care such as washing, personal hygiene, and dressing and on occasion, assisting with meal times.
Promote independence, dignity, respect and choice across service users.
Support social and recreational activities; both in and out the home individually, or as part of a group.
Maintain care records; recording observations, activities and assessments.
On occasion, welcome and train new members into your care team.
 
Requirements:
 
Previous care experience within a reputable health care provider and NVQ qualifications in Health and Social Care are desirable, but not essential as full training will be given.
 
About you:
 
  • Our Health Care Assistants will provide warmth, enthusiasm and compassion when providing care to our service users. You will always strive to provide great quality holistic care, making every day better than the last by working pro-actively to meet the needs of our service users.
  • You will promote the core values of care, maintaining independence and dignity while assisting with personal care, ensuring the physical and emotional needs of our service users are met.
 
Benefits:
 
5.6 weeks holiday
Exemplar MyFirst Rewards – Including: retail and high street restaurant and Pub discounts, Holiday discounts and 2 for 1 cinema tickets.
Employee assistance program – 24-hour helpline
Pension plan
Free car parking
Free uniform
Outstanding career progression
Comprehensive induction programme
Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualifications
Refer a friend scheme - up to £1500 per referral*
 
Exemplar Values
 
Our Values express what it is like to work in our organisation and our colleagues should make these a part of everything we do:
 
Fun
Integrity
Responsive
Success
Teamwork
 
*Ts & Cs apply

To apply for this role you must have had a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations (unless medically exempt)

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Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Lifestyle and retail discounts

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension Plan

Pension plan – after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

Paid DBS Check

Paid DBS check – we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral Bonus

Referral bonus – if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

Free RCNi membership

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

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