Health Care Assistant

Yarningdale, Ripley

Position: Health Care Assistant with a £500 welcome bonus*
Care Home: Yarningdale
Location: Ripley (DE5 9SG)
Contract type: Full time hours available
Shifts Available: Day and Night shifts available
Rate/Salary: Up to £10.88 ph (£21,782 pa based on 38.5hrs pw) dependent on experience
CQC Rating: Good (12-Oct-21)
About Exemplar Health Care:
We have over 20 years of experience providing exceptional specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs. We started our journey as a training company, and have grown into one of the country’s leading providers of adult specialist care, with over 35 complex needs care homes in England.  
Our vision is that adults living with complex needs can access outstanding specialist care and support, in a community-based home that’s close to their family and friends, and that focuses on their personal goals and outcomes.  Our person-centred care is the bedrock for maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.  
Our mission is to make every day better for the people we support and our colleagues.  We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values. 
About Yarningdale:
Yarningdale supports 20 adults living with complex mental health needs and neuro-disabilities. 

Located in Ripley, Codnor and close to Belper and Heanor, Yarningdale is a specialist nursing home with two units called Wren and Robin, each with ten bedrooms. Yarningdale provides care for adults with complex needs including neuro-disabilities, brain injury, stroke, mental ill-health and dementia.

  • 15 miles away from Mansfield
  • 12 miles away from Derby
  • 10 miles from Matlock
  • 12 miles from Nottingham
The home has two ten-bed units, which gives it a homely and welcoming feel. Yarningdale also has an OneCare service which provides nursing care in a domestic environment, for those whose needs require they live alone.
In this role, you’ll usually work in the same team and with the same service users to ensure continuity of care. This means that you’ll see the difference you make each and every day. 
Yarningdale is rated ‘Good’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 on 
Yarningdale's latest CQC report can be found here:
About the Role:
Your day-to-day duties will include:
 - Providing personal care such as washing, personal hygiene, 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 of your care team
Click here to learn more about the Health Care Assistant role:
About You:
As a Health Care Assistant, you’ll provide person-centred care to support our service users to maximise their independence and live their best life. 
Your role will involve supporting people with all aspects of their day-to-day living, which may include taking up new hobbies, meeting friends, getting involved in social activities, going to the gym or looking their best! 
The home has higher than average staffing levels compared to other care providers, which gives you more time to spend with the people you support – there’ll usually be up to five-six colleagues on each unit, supporting ten service users. 
This means that being a Health Care Assistant is extremely rewarding. Many of our colleagues form long-lasting and life-enriching connections with the people they support.
If you’re looking for a rewarding career in care, read the job description and person specification to find out more about this role. Then, click ‘Apply for this job’ to complete your application.
About Your Career:
At Exemplar Health Care, we’re committed to investing in our colleagues. We recognise talent and promote from within.
As a Health Care Assistant, there are lots of opportunities to do continuing professional development and progress in your career if you wish. 
We offer a range of in-house and external training programmes, including: 
a bespoke induction including the Care Certificate 
mandatory and statutory training (MAST) to refresh your skills
apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships including the Trainee Nursing Associate programme
ABC of Caring training programme. 
As a Health Care Assistant, you can progress into a range of roles including: 
Nursing Associate
Senior Health Care Assistant
Central Services role. 
About Your Benefits*:
We know that happy carers make the best carers! Exemplar Health Care has a unique rewards and benefits package. So whilst you’re busy caring for our service users, you can be assured that we’re caring for you. 
Here are just a few of the ways we like to say thank you.
• £500 welcome bonus
Refer a friend scheme – earn up to £1500  
Lifestyle and retail discounts at over 250 high street retailers 
Award winning 24/7 employee counselling and support service
Paid DBS check 
Exceptional development opportunities including CPD Certificated programmes
fastPAYE – access your wage for additional hours worked before payday*
Blue Light Card access
Company Shop membership 
Free uniform 
About Our Values:
At Exemplar Health Care, our FIRST values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our residents and colleagues; our values are:
 - Fun
 - Integrity
 - Responsiveness
 - Success
 - Teamwork
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:
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.  We provide 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.
How to Apply:
For further details on the role please contact our Health Care Assistant Recruitment Team on 01977630300 for an informal chat or alternatively email:
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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.