Healthcare Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00095025-1
  • Date Posted: 2 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Kendal, Cumbria
  • Salary: £21,736
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Whether you are looking for a new career or already work in healthcare through the NHS or private sector, if you're looking for a secure and rewarding career where you can help people in need then join the team at our Kendal sites as a Healthcare Assistant and experience what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

There's nothing quite like the feeling of satisfaction and self-reward that comes from this job, where you're directly contributing to helping people with learning disabilities and/or autism along their care pathway.

It comes with a £1,000 Welcome Bonus, along with all necessary training to get you up to speed. From there you'll have access to a huge range of career development opportunities to continue to expand your skillset and grow your Healthcare Assistant career. If you have aspirations, we can help you achieve them.

What you will be doing

You will join an inclusive and supportive team that works well together over three sites across Kendal to provide care to people with learning disabilities.

The working pattern equates to 40-hour weeks, working 12-hour shifts, 3 shifts one week, 4 shifts the next.

Working across three sites in Kendal naturally provides a good amount of variety, where a typical day as a Healthcare Assistant could include helping residents to make food and get dressed, taking them out for activities - be it a walk or a trip to the cinema, playing games with them, and generally supporting them to be engaged in meaningful occupation.

It can be a challenging environment at times, so a positive attitude, compassion, resilience and vigilance are important. But it is hugely rewarding to see people improve; being able to do something today that they couldn't do last week because of you. Plus, the Elysium Wellbeing team is on hand to keep you feeling great; be it a chat, massage or group activities.

Where you will be working

Location:Kendal, Cumbria

Our Kendal sites provide enhanced levels of support which allows people with continuing challenging behaviour and high support needs to be cared for in the least restrictive setting possible, but within a service which is robust and structured enough to meet their ongoing needs and risks.

The service ensures people lead positive and meaningful everyday lives, where they have choice and control, accessing mainstream services and facilities, engaging in work and training, in leisure opportunities, hobbies and areas of personal interest.

Residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible with the long-term aim of people moving onto a more independent living setting.

What you will get

Free transport to get to work is available from Barrow-in-Furness, Dalton-in-Furness, Ulverston and Grange.

Annual Salary of £21,719-£25,986*
£1,000 Welcome Bonus
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals and parking
Career development and training
Wellbeing support and activities
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity Package
Flexible working opportunities
There are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers and much more.

*Upper salary range is based on an hourly rate of £10.45 per hour working 40 hour weeks, plus one overtime shift every fortnight (even mix of day and night/weekend shifts with enhanced rates). Annual salary without overtime is £21,719.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education and over 8,000 employees, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure