Female Care Assistant

£12 per hour
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Full or Part time hours, permanent contracts

Oldham East (CQS)

Discover a rewarding career at Cera as a Care Assistant in Lees. This opportunity requires you to live locally and you must already be based in the UK with right to work status. These are mandatory requirements to apply.

Whether you've already worked in social care, been caring for a vulnerable loved one, or you dedicate your time to helping others; your life experiences will have given you the essential qualities needed to provide care to others – compassion, understanding, and patience. On a typical day, you'll be visiting clients in the comfort of their own homes. Your responsibilities may include assisting with personal care including continence support, washing and dressing, managing medications, cooking or preparing hot meals, and helping with domestic tasks. However, your true impact lies in the companionship, reassurance, and joy you bring to their lives.

Why Cera?

You are valued - Carers are the backbone of our vision to empower people to live longer, healthier, better lives at home. Our core values – Commit, Connect, and Create – guide everything we do and we have a monthly Cera Stars awards programme to celebrate our employees' amazing work.

We invest in your development - We support your growth through recognised qualifications and apprenticeships. There is also opportunity for progression - 45% of our salaried vacancies were filled through the promotion of existing care workers and branch staff in 2023 through our carer career pathway.

Your well-being is a priority for us - You'll enjoy access to WeCare, our employee benefits platform offering discounts and cashback from over 800 retailers. Additionally, we provide enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay, an employee assistance program, healthcare cash plan, eyecare plan, and mental health telephone support service.

We believe in making your job easier - We've brought care into the 21st century by developing technology that streamlines administrative tasks, enhances outcomes, and allows you to focus on the most important aspect of care – caring for our clients.

Key requirements for this role:

  • A passion for helping others, previous caring experience is desirable but not essential.
  • A driving licence with access to your own vehicle for work is desirable
  • We recruit people who live or can commute to the following postcode areas for this branch: M35, M43, OL1, OL16, OL2, OL3, OL4, OL5, OL6, OL7, OL8, OL9, SK15, M11, M24, M40 and M10
  • You should be flexible to work various shifts, including alternate weekends
  • This role is subject to a DBS/PVG check

Additional benefits:

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunity for extra income our Care Friends referral scheme (up to £500 per referral)
  • Overtime available to boost your earnings
  • A comprehensive 3 day training programme, followed by shadowing and peer support from a dedicated care mentor in your first 12 weeks. You may also receive specialist training for delegated healthcare tasks as needed - a great opportunity to upskill.
  • Uniform provided, along with a mobile phone and the Cera app to enhance safe and efficient working
  • Blue Light Card eligibility - helping you save on everyday purchases and special treats which can be used with our We Care platform to offer double discounts.

We are an equal opportunity employer, celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive environment for all employees. This role is with Care Quality Services, part of the Cera group.

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