Job description

Health Care Assistant

Weekends, Evenings and Bank Holidays up to £13.05 per hour

Weekdays, up to £11.50 per hour

Tax free mileage at 35p per mile

Birchwood Homecaring Services Ltd has been providing quality care for the local community for over 21 years, and we have several health care assistant positions available to expand our work in supporting others to live independently at home - whether you are experienced or new to care, we have a place here for you.

Our team of carers are at the heart of everything we do, and all have kindness, compassion and dedication - if you share these values and want to make a difference, you are who we are looking for to join our friendly and professional team.

We are a welcoming and approachable organisation, who always listens and values our team and ensures they are well-supported. We recognise the important job they do in the community and as such we offer competitive rates of pay, full training and shadowing along with progression opportunities. All members of the team are wholly supported by our Supervisors and Training Manager on the job, and by the admin team in the office. Our management team are long-established, visible and hands on and always available at the end of the phone.

We are looking for team members who have:

  • Motivation to deliver a great service
  • Desire and a passion to make a difference to people
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

In return, we offer:

  • Highly competitive rates of pay
  • Shifts pattern to suit
  • Paid training
  • Full support whilst training and beyond
  • Bonuses and incentives
  • Paid mileage
  • Company mobile phone provided
  • Ongoing training – updates and specialist areas

How we work:

An app on your phone will be updated with your rota, detailing your visits, upon arrival at each call the app will guide you through the visit which may include:

  • Help around the home
  • Providing personal care i.e help with showering, using the bathroom, dressing etc,
  • Meal preparation - hot and cold nutritional meals
  • Administration of medication

Joining us as a Health Care Assistant does include working early mornings, later nights and the weekend - as a family run company, we are able to offer a range of flexible working hours to suit you, give us a call to find out how this could work for you!

You can call us for more information on 01773 570057

What our carers say about us

"I started working for birchwood when I decided to go back to working in care, and it is the best decision I made, the staff all make you feel welcome, they are very good helping with training, pay is better than some care companies and yes you can do long days, but they are adaptable and have been excellent in adapting my hours around other commitments that I have with regard to family. Love working for birchwood, if you want to work in care and would like to work with staff that support you with training and all other aspects of the job, birchwood is the place to work. Drivers also get paid mileage and travel time which many care companies do not pay which goes towards petrol costs and the clients are wonderful and always grateful for what we do, Best decision I made" (MF- employee).

“Love working for Birchwood Clients are lovely and Management very helpful been in care for 15 years started with the company 2006”. (LK employee).

“Great company to work for, been here short of 11 years” (EJS care co-ordinator).

“Enjoy my work at Birchwood” (GH employee).

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent.

Salary: £11.50-£13.05 per hour.

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