Support Worker / Healthcare Assistant
Job Description

Support Workers & Healthcare Assistants ( HCA )

Location: St Ives - Cornwall

Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week - Various shift patterns (7 hours)

Starting Salary:

Support Workers - £8.17 per hour (£15,931 per annum) enhancements for nights and weekend working excellent benefits

Healthcare Assistants ( HCA ) - £7.25 - £7.40 (£14,430 per annum) depending on qualifications and experience excellent benefits

We are currently recruiting for experienced support workers and Healthcare assistants ( HCA ) within an established elderly residential and nursing care home.

We are looking to recruit experienced professionals who work well as part of a team and have good communication skills. The role will be reporting into the Senior Support Worker and Deputy Manager; looking after the residents either on a one to one individual basis or in a more communal environment. This is a lovely, spacious home that offers a high standard of care for residents with a variety of care needs including a combination of mental health and physical problems. Each resident is given person-centred, tailored care programmes to suit their individual needs.

Your job as either a Support Worker or a Health care assistant ( HCA ) will consist of supporting residents with their physical care and personal hygiene, effectively communicating with them as well as their families and other members of staff. You will encourage service users to maintain maximum independence whilst taking into account their physical and emotional condition. You will also need to check and accurately maintain individual records, accurately relaying any changes in individuals requirements and familiarising yourself with any updates to users conditions at the beginning of each shift. You will need to help service users both inside and outside the service going to a variety of recreational and leisure activities within the local community.

There would be a full comprehensive induction and appropriate training for successful applicants.

Person Specification:


  • An NVQ2 in care or equivalent
  • The ability to review and maintain accurate records
  • Experienced working within Care
  • A dedicated and committed approach to work
  • Willing to undertake training

Benefits & Incentives:


  • A comprehensive and specialised training programme
  • Professional development - many of the company's managers and nurses began their careers as Support Workers
  • Excellent levels of support and training
  • Over 5 weeks Holiday entitlement
  • Weekend & Night pay enhancements
  • Flexible work patterns
  • Fantastic working environment
  • Other Benefits Available
  • Free Uniform
  • Free DBS

Are you interested in a role in Care but don't have the relevant qualifications, are you looking to get into care at a trainee support worker or trainee healthcare assistant level or currently working at trainee level elsewhere? I could have the right opportunity for you and would be interested on hearing from you.

For more information or to apply please contact Tobias Marchant on 01489 774 214; alternatively you can send you CV to tobias.marchant@appointgroup.co.uk.




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