Senior Health Care Assistant

Copperfields, Leeds

Senior Health Care Assistant 
Home: Copperfields
Location: Leeds, LS9 0BA
Hours: Full Time
Shifts: 12-hour shifts, with the flexibility needed for days and nights 
Hourly rate: £9.47 per hour
 
Exemplar Health Care made first place in the “Tomorrow’s Care” awards 2021 for our commitment to supporting colleagues, mental health and wellbeing so be assured you are joining a company that really does want to make every day better.
 
About the role
As a senior health care assistant you 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-activity to meet the needs of our service users.

You will also be a team player, demonstrating outstanding communication skills and will be able to demonstrate effective team work.  You will lead, demonstrating outstanding professional practice whilst coaching other in your team. 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.

 
About the home 

If you are an exceptionally caring person you will want to work in our exceptional new home! You will soon see that we are not a standard nursing home but a bespoke person centred care home and our staffing level reflects that we are able to go the extra mile every day.

Our home provides care for up to 32 younger adults with a range of complex needs including neuro-disabilities and mental health conditions.

Key duties

  • Promote independence, dignity, respect and choice across service users
  • Support your care team in carrying out their roles; from assisting with medication and personal hygiene, to supporting organised outings
  • Maintain care records; recording observations, activities and assessments
  • Liaise with nurses, GPs and social workers to ensure service users are receiving the medical support required
  • Review the care and support delivered in a daily basis
  • Welcome and train new members of your care team

Previous care experience within a reputable health care provider and NVQ qualifications in Health and Social Care would be advantageous.

 
Career development at Exemplar Health 
We’re committed to investing in our colleagues. The following programmes are available as and when you need them, blending elearning with more traditional programmes.
  • Four day induction for new team members
  • MAST training to refresh core competencies
  • Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships
  • Specialist clinical skills development
Exemplar Health Care is embracing a new and exciting role for care colleagues to develop into a nurse support role with a Trainee Nurse Associate programme. 
 
Rewarding your dedication
The reputation we’ve earned is all thanks to the talented and passionate people at the heart of Exemplar Health Care. And we’re always looking for new ways to say ‘thank you’ for the dedication, care and compassion that our teams show every single day. Here are just some of the benefits:
  • Paid DBS 
  • 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Continuous professional development 
  • My FIRST Rewards – with access to lifestyle and retail discounts, an award winning 24/7 employee counselling and support service, and an online Wellbeing Centre
  • Refer a friend scheme
 
Exemplar Health Care’s FIRST values: 
Our values underpin everything that we do, and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our residents and colleagues. We look for these values in everyone who works with Exemplar Health Care. 
  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork
 
Find out more and apply now 
For further details on the role please read the ‘Job description and person specification’ or call our Recruitment Team on 01977 630 830.
 
When you’re ready to apply for the role, click on ‘Apply for this job’ to complete your application.  
 
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Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

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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.