Senior Care Assistant - Extra Care

£11.44 - £11.94 per hour
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Full or Part time hours, permanent contracts

Plymouth

We are recruiting Care Assistants for our Extra Care service in Plymouth.

We're recruiting for part-time and full-time permanent positions, days and nights. It's secure work that comes with good pay, great training and no previous experience is required.

Extra Care units offer residents their own self contained living space within a larger building, with access to care staff who are based within the unit and who provide care to each resident. As a care assistant at our Extra Care Unit, you will be supporting residents, who all have varying needs to live as independently as possible, with personalised care and support plans in place.

Every client's needs are different. You may assist with a bit of housework or help with getting up in the morning. A tasty hot meal and a listening ear. A hand with medication or getting washed and dressed. But more than this, our carers become friends, providing human company, encouragement and maybe a laugh or two, often when life has become a bit tough. Caring isn't always easy, but a lot of people and their families will be grateful that you were there for them.

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:

  • You must have an NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care
  • A passion for helping others, previous caring experience is desirable but not essential.
  • You should be flexible to work various shifts, including alternate weekends
  • This role is subject to a DBS/PVG check

Additional benefits:

  • 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 equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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