Health Care Assistant

Blackmoor, Birmingham

**Includes £300 Welcome Bonus**

Location:  Blackmoor, Birmingham, B33 0PE
Hours: Full Time
Hourly Rate: £8.91 per hour plus benefits*

Would you like the opportunity to join a brand new service which will specialise in providing high-quality, person-centred care to people with complex mental health and neurological needs? Do you value training and development, ongoing support and working with a team who live their values daily to make ‘every day better’ for those in our care?

Blackmoor is a specialist nursing facility located in the Tile Cross area of Birmingham, and has just opened and accepted its first cohort of service users. The home has 30 ensuite bedrooms, across three, 10-bed units.  Each unit has a communal lounge, quiet lounge and dining areas, and further facilities include large gardens, a community hub, sensory room, multi faith room, salon, therapy room and overnight guest room (for visiting families).

We operate an in-house, multi-disciplinary model of care, which includes Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and access to a full behavioural support team. We provide active rehabilitation, community integration, and a high quality of supported living for those who reside with us. Our approach to nursing focuses on maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible, which means that you’ll be delivering truly person-centred and holistic care in a community-based home.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of our Therapy Team. This will be a diverse and varied role and will involve assisting the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist with their daily duties, as well as developing and delivering life-skills, activities and events for our service users.

The role involves working alternate weekends and occasional evenings. Full induction and training is provided by our qualified Therapy team.

If you are passionate about providing high-quality care that makes a difference, team work and supporting your colleagues, and achieving the very best you can, then we would love to hear from you!

This is an excellent opportunity for somebody who wishes to develop their career, learn new skills and be part of a brand new, high aspiring, multi-disciplinary team.

If you would like to learn more about this fantastic opportunity, please contact Kerry Hill, our Commissioning Home Director, who will be happy to provide further details, have an informal chat and even facilitate a visit to see our home.  

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Plan and organise in house activities, including social activities and events with the life skills team
  • Identify each Service Users needs whilst promoting independence and choice
  • Assist in the development of weekly programmes ensuring all individuals needs are attained
  • Plan and organise monthly resident’s meetings
  • Risk assess planned activities and venues with the Life Skills team
  • Access appropriate transport
  • Monitor and review Service Users participation
  • Help to organise and plan fund raising events
  • You will need to be well organised and whilst you should be a good team player you should also be able to work on your own initiative and be able to follow instruction.
  • Planning, facilitating, and contributing to the provision of a service user centred programme of therapeutic activities, with a skills, rehabilitation and recovery focus
  • Providing high quality care to all Service Users in accordance with individual care plans, guidelines and rehabilitation programmes
  • Delivering specialised rehabilitative, skills-based work, delegated as part of an individual’s specific support plan, to enable service users to achieve their goals and aspirations in relation to their optimal performance in self-care, leisure and productivity.
  • Championing service users’ rights for social inclusion and working with the nursing team to optimise opportunities for this
  • Promote physical health through activity and support other team members to expand the opportunities for activities that promote recovery and wellbeing
  • Support in the assessment of service users’ functioning and performance and their overall health needs using a range of standardised assessment tools

About you
• You must have experience and involvement in health or social care
• You should have knowledge of the local community
• Ideally we are looking for someone with an creative flair, whether this be in music or any of the other arts.


What we can offer you:

  • 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Exemplar rewards – retail discounts and vouchers.
  • Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline.
  • Pension plan.
  • Free car parking.
  • Free uniform.
  • Outstanding career progression.
  • Comprehensive 2 week paid induction program.
  • Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualifications.
  • Refer a friend scheme

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

At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve, providing a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.

Our Equality , Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging vision statement is to ‘make every day better by creating a fair and inclusive culture where we live our values and celebrate our differences, to provide the best care for our community’.

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Rewarding your dedication

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.

Click here to download your refer-a-friend claim form and view terms and conditions.