Healthcare Assistant

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2017-12-23 Care Homes Job Title: Healthcare Assistant

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Carer / Care Assistant / Care Support Worker

Date Posted: 22 Nov 2017

Job Location: Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk

Salary: £7.85 to £9.00 per hour depending on skills and experience

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Helen Spence

Job Reference: GS46


We are looking for a friendly healthcare assistant, ready to improve the lives of vulnerable people in residential homes, nursing homes and care communities. You will help them with daily personal care like washing, getting dressed and using the toilet, moving and handling, as well as helping their families adapt to new challenges.

We provide the training and qualifications required to help progress your career in health care.

Who we are:

We are Avanta Care, a top-rated healthcare recruitment specialist. We offer committed carers more than just a career. You will gain one of the industry's highest starting salaries, generous rewards and regular pay increases within your first year.

About the client:

This care home provides a service that is personalised to each resident's needs and preferences, making the most of a versatile interior and pleasing surroundings. 

Our client provides a care accommodation service that is ideal for the varied needs of older people. Carers take pride in a personal touch and welcome both long and short-term requirements. The home's values are based around the philosophy that they all deserve to be respected and cherished in later life. To fulfil these objectives carers pay attention to changing needs, whether medical, physical, emotional, psychological or social.

What the job involves:
• Teamwork in a care home environment for the elderly
• Helping people carry out their daily activities in line with individual care plans
• Promoting independence, dignity and choice
• Emotional and social support
• Liaising with family members and health care providers
• Regular training to develop skills 
• Updating care records to reflect changing needs and preferences 
• Flexible working within a rota set by the care home manager

You will have:

• Experience of working within a care environment for older people preferred 
• We can provide the training and qualifications required to help progress your career in healthcare
• Willingness to work above and beyond to maintain our high standards
• Good standard of verbal and written English
• Avanta Care operates a workplace pension, workers will be auto-enrolled after three months of employment

Extra perks:

• Not only do we guarantee a minimum 35 hours of work per week, we also pay a higher hourly rate for evenings and bank holidays 
• We also arrange your DBS check, insurance and uniform
• If you come to work with us from the wider EU, we can help find you somewhere to live near your work placement and get you settled comfortably into UK life
• Little or no care experience? No problem. Our expert in-house training team will train you up to industry standards - with no upfront costs

If you are a caring person with a positive, can-do attitude then apply today.  


  • Manual dexterity and a certain level of physical strength
  • Excellent communication skills

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