Care Assistant

£10.75 - £11.75

Full or Part time hours, permanent contracts

Life can have its challenges and many of us have stories to tell. Maybe you've had to care for a vulnerable loved one, or cope with an illness, or face up to a loss, or start all over again.

Experiences like these will have given you rare skills - compassion, understanding, patience. Things that no amount of work experience or qualifications can provide. In fact, if you've lived through some of life's ups and downs, you've probably just the qualities you need to join our community care team as a Professional Carer.

We'll train you fully for the role and offer you good pay, long-term job security and opportunities to progress.

What's it all about?

Life gets more challenging as we get older. Our Carers are here to provide a helping hand, by visiting people in their own homes, once or maybe several times a day. You might be helping them get up, get washed and dressed. Or making sure they have grocery supplies and a hot meal. Or that things are tidy and safe around the home.

But that's not why their eyes will light up when you arrive. That'll be because of what you bring to their lives. Human company, reassurance and hopefully some fun. And if our existing carers are to be believed, you'll get a lot out of these relationships too.

Of course, some people you visit will be having a hard time, so you might be on the receiving end of that. But you quickly realise, they're the ones who need you the most.

Starting to see why you're cut out for care?

We're stronger together.

CERA's not just about serving the community. It's about being one. You'll be working with people like you, who'll be there through the good times and the challenging.

Then there are branch teams and care specialists you can call on with concerns, not to mention our very own App that lets you concentrate on getting the most out your relationships, instead of doing paperwork and admin.

We will applaud your hard work with decent pay rates and staff benefits. And being a fast-growth company on a mission to revolutionise the care sector, there are genuine promotion prospects to team leader, care specialist or into management.

A few important details

  • This job is full time.
  • Shift patterns: 7am - 2pm, 2pm - 6pm, 6pm - 10pm and overnights are 10pm - 7am.
  • Your shifts will include one weekend in two.
  • There are often overtime opportunities, but these are voluntary.
  • Care experience is NOT necessary, but you must be aged at least 18.
  • You'll get a mobile phone with the Cera App, so you can work safely and efficiently.
  • You must be prepared to occasionally wash and dress people.

What's next?

Want to find out how your life and the lives of others can be enriched?

Working in care has given me

everything I was missing.