Healthcare Assistant -Part Time 3 days per week

  • Job Reference: 00095112-1
  • Date Posted: 3 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Kendal, Cumbria
  • Salary: £17,475
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

If you care for others without a second thought and are looking for a part-time job, where you can make a difference to people with a Learning Disability, then join the team across the three Elysium Healthcare sites in Kendal, working three shifts a week as a Healthcare Assistant; and enjoy a £1000Welcome bonus (pro rata) on top of your salary.

Whether you are looking for a new career or already working in healthcare through the NHS or private sector, join the Elysium team on a part-time basis as a Healthcare Assistant and feel valued and supported, with a 2-week paid induction course and career development opportunities.

If you are looking to change careers to become a Healthcare Assistant for the first time using your transferable skills and personality traits, then engage with this interactive video to gain insights into the reality of working in this environment. Its highly rewarding but quite challenging and can be different to what you might expect.

It's a career that you can take pride in while enjoying the satisfaction of helping people and seeing them improve. It's what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

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 and support to people with learning disabilities.

Working across all three of the 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.

The shift patterns include working nights and weekends, 11.5 hours a day, 3 days a week.

Where you will be working

Location: Kendal, Cumbria

Our Kendal sites provide enhanced levels of support that 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 also 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

Annual salary of £17,475.74
£1000 Welcome Bonus (pro rata)
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (Pro Rata)- plus your birthday off!
Free meals and parking
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
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.

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is 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