Care Assistant

£12.00 hourly
  • ECL
  • Wickford, UK
  • 12 May, 2022
Permanent

Job Description

Travel required around Wickford and the surrounding area. Full driving licence and own vehicle essential.

Salary: £12 per hour equivalent to £23,150 Full Time Equivalent, plus increase weekend rate, paid travel time and 45p per mile

Contract: Full time, part time or evening and weekend hours available
Shifts: 7am - 3pm; 3pm - 11pm 

If you are considering a new career, there are few jobs more rewarding than a career in care. At ECL, we look for people who share our values and passion to make a positive difference to people’s lives throughout the community.  Come join our friendly and supportive team providing short-term reablement care to customers so they can regain their independence while remaining in their own homes.

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 per hour (blended rate) including travel time between visits - £11.60 per hour weekday rate, £13.60 per hour weekend rate
  • £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 contracted hours from the start of your employment
  • Parking permits to cover area of work
  • 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 or over
  • 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:

  • Join the largest 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.

To view the full job description for our Care Assistant role, please click here.

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