** HCA/Health Care Assistant **
** 37.5 hours per week **
** £17,550/£9ph **
** Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire **
** E; 7am - 2pm/2:30pm & L; 2pm/3pm - 9pm/9:30pm to work weekend shifts **
* Adults with Epilepsy/Cerebral Palsy/Communication Problems including non-verbal/Autism Spectrum *
BS Social Care are currently recruiting for a candidate who is looking for a new career in care as a Health Care Assistant. This for an adult`s residential home within Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire looking for candidates that have the values and passion for helping others.
About the company; they are charity that support people with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Brain injuries and complex needs. They understand the challenges that are faced, and the support that best meet their particular needs. They develop creative yet practical solutions that match each person`s abilities and goals, giving them the tools, they need to thrive and enjoy a fulfilling, happy life. They are passionate about ensuring they give the best possible care to their residents and provide a happy environment for both the service users and staff.
About the role; this role will require manual handling, working with wheelchairs and hoisting, meaning that you will not be afraid to deliver physical care and get stuck in. Your typical day would include; personal care such as washing and dressing and get ready for day centre, shopping or activities. You will complete paper work and keep care plans up to date and help keep the home tidy and clean and completing your delegated jobs including; washing and drying the clothes/hoovering/ loading the dishwasher ect. You will be a Key Worker so expect to be responsible for a particular service user including arranging their activities/medication and have everything then need to receive the best possible care. You will assist in picking them up from day centre and providing personal and helping with dinner and the making of it, then get ready for the evening. This role is very hands on due to the service users needing physical support with personal care and meals to ensure they have the best quality of life possible.
About the ideal candidate; it is also essential that you empathise and are compassionate towards the residents of the home and interested in the role for the right reasons. We need candidates that have the right values and understanding of the needs of the service users you`re working with by building a professional relationship and being a friend as well as their carer. The home is a friendly home, either fast paced or relaxed but always nice to be within. This organisation looks to upskill and progress their team and offer the opportunity to become Shift Leaders after probation if that is of interest.
In return; this role is a full-time and permanent role working 37.5 hours per week over 4 weeks including weekend work paying £9ph. You will work a mix of earlys; 7am - 2pm/2:30pm, lates; 2pm or 3pm - 9pm or 9:15pm or 9:30pm (this will depend onwhat the service users have planned. You will also be offered a whole host of benefits which will be discussed on application. The benefits include; will have a mentor and could possibly become a mentor, length of service salary increase, 6-week induction, care certificate, face to face and E-learning; champion training, equality, hygiene ect, training around LD, MH, Medication and safe guarding, you will be able to gain the QCF.
To apply for this role or for more information, please call Zoe Gunn on 01604 448408 or email your most up to date CV .