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Care Assistant - Wickford

Job details
Posting date: 17 June 2024
Salary: £12.69 to £14.69 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 16 July 2024
Location: Wickford, Essex
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Essex Cares Ltd
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: Care Assistant - Wickford


Care Assistant - (Social Care)

If you are considering a new career, few jobs are more rewarding than a career in care. Join our supportive team providing short-term reablement care so customers can regain their independence while remaining in their own homes

Salary: £12.69 per hour, plus increase weekend rate at £14.69 per hour, paid travel time and 45p per mile & £500 joining bonus*

Contract: 16 - 30 hour contracts available, all contracts include working every other weekend

Shifts: 7am - 3pm, 3pm - 11pm

Sponsorship: ECL does not provide support for sponsorship at this time

Travel required – You will be required to travel around Wickford and the surrounding area, so a Full driving licence and own vehicle is essential.

Do you have the passion to make a difference in your community?

Take the next step in your career and become a Care Assistant with the ECL team.

What we can offer you as a Care Assistant:

£12.69 per hour, plus increase weekend rate at £14.69 per hour, paid travel time and 45p per mile
£500* New starter bonus
Top rates of pay in your local area
Double pay on bank holidays
Paid mileage at 45p per mile (up to 10,000 miles p/a)
Guaranteed hours from the start of your employment
32 days annual leave a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays), rising with service
Fully paid induction at normal hourly rate and shadow training
Ongoing training and career development paid for by ECL
Lots of opportunity to progress
Free enhanced DBS check
Free uniform & PPE
Free company smart phone
Enhanced contributory pension scheme
Annual salary reviews and performance bonus
Healthcare Support scheme
Discounts on your favourite retail brands, restaurants, holidays and much more
Referral scheme of £1500

To be considered as a Care Assistant, you need:

A valid driving license and use of personal vehicle for work purposes
To be 18 and over
Previous experience in the care industry is not essential as full training will be provided.
To want to provide a high quality of care and support to vulnerable people
Exceptional listening and communication skills
To possess an empathetic approach
To be willing to provide personal care
A proactive approach to work and be able to work on your own initiative
To be able to work flexibly depending on the needs of the work environment
To have a passion to make a positive difference to people’s lives; being considerate and supportive is a must

Previous experience in the care industry is not essential as full training will be provided.

Come and join the team:

ECL are proud to be partnering with The Prince’s Trust to get more young people into Health & Social Care. If you’re aged 18-30, The Prince’s Trust can give you a head start with preparing you for your interview. Their dedicated and experienced team are on hand to guide you through the interview process and beyond and can offer a range of tools and techniques to improve your confidence and help you smash your interview. Click here to complete your details, and they’ll be in touch.”

Join the largest quality reablement provider in Essex
Become a Care Assistant and support our customers in their own homes
Play a key part in maximising our customers health, wellbeing, and independence to enhance their quality of life.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitable candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We have a written policy on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders, which is available to view here.

We are proud to be part of the Disability Confident scheme which helps to employ, support and promote disabled people in the workplace.

ECL does not hold a visa sponsor licence therefore, applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK, and/or require visa sponsorship in order to continue working in the UK, cannot be considered for this role

* New starter bonus awarded 12 months after start date
** In post by 09/12/23 or 09/01/2024 – pay will not be backdated

Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme

Disability Confident
About Disability Confident
A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.