Health Care Assistant

As a Health Care Assistant with Exemplar Health Care, you’ll provide person-centred care to support our residents to maintain their independence and live a fulfilled life.

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Working as a Health Care Assistant gives you a tremendous sense of achievement and pride – you’ll be making a real difference each and every day.

As a Health Care Assistant with Exemplar Health Care, you’ll work closely with our residents to support them with all aspects of their day-to-day living, including personal care, meal times, social activities and companionship. 

You’ll work with a team of Nurses, other Health Care Assistants and Life Skills Facilitators to support people to maximise their independence, build their everyday living skills and empower them to live as fulfilled lives as possible. 

If you apply to become a Health Care Assistant, you could start working with us in as little as three weeks!

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Why work with Exemplar Health Care

Our Health Care Assistant roles offer flexible shifts and stable employment, with full training and support.

And in return for your hard work, we pay everyone at least the National Living Wage – that’s a minimum of £8.91 per hour regardless of your age and experience - as well as offering a generous rewards and benefits package.

Why work with us

Our homes

You’ll work in a small team and build good working relationships with the people you support – so you’ll be able to watch them grow throughout their journey with us.

You could work with a range of people who have complex needs, including people who are living with a neuro-disability, physical disability, mental ill-health, learning disability and/or autism, brain or spinal injury, stroke or complex dementia.

Our care

Your career development

If your application is successful, you’ll complete a five day company induction, before doing a hands-on induction in your workplace and buddying up with an experienced colleague whilst you learn the ropes.

As a Health Care Assistant with Exemplar Health Care, 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:

  • four day bespoke induction for new team members, including the Care Certificate
  • mandatory and statutory training (MAST) to refresh core competencies
  • apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships, including the Trainee Nursing Associate programme
  • specialist clinical skills development
  • in-house ABC of Caring programme.

Career development

Meet Craig, Health Care Assistant at Tyne Grange 

Craig has worked as a Machinist in engineering for the past 30 years.

He's always wanted to work in care and during the pandemic, started working at Tyne Grange in Newcastle upon Tyne.

He loves the family feel at the care home, and says it's "like a breath of fresh air."

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Meet Jayne, Health Care Assistant at Pathways

Jayne previously worked as a landlady in a local pub and later a cleaner, before starting her role as a Health Care Assistant at Pathways. 

This is her first time working in care, and despite it being a big learning curve, she absolutely loves working with the service users. 

She shares: "It’s fantastic, just to see their faces when you’ve been doing activities and they do it, the pleasure on their faces, I just love it. It’s like a family."

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