Care Assistant - Halstead

Location: Mid Essex Regulated - Halstead

Closing Date: 18 December 2023

Salary: £12.20 per hour weekdays, £14.20 per hour weekends

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

Care Assistant - Halstead

Care Assistant – Halstead

Salary:        £12.20 per hour weekdays, £14.20 per hour weekends                              (£24,307.67 Full Time Equivalent) & £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

Full driving licence and own vehicle is essential.


Travel required – You will be required to travel around Halstead, Braintree, Sedley Headingham, Stanborne and Yeldhams, however you may be required to work within our surrounding areas of Mid Essex

As a Care Assistant in reablement, you’ll be playing a key role in helping our customers regain their independence and continue living in their own home. This could include helping clients to relearn skills in their lives, such as personal care, mobility and preparing meals.  You don’t need to have any previous experience as we will provide you with all the training you need.


Once you are trained, you will be assigned a mentor who will take you out to meet some of our customers and work alongside you until you are confident in the role. After your induction training, with guaranteed contracted hours, we will support you to progress within the company, paying for ongoing specialist training, nationally recognised qualifications and well-being support.


As this is a Care Assistant role in the community, we will need you to have access to a car and a full driving licence with business insurance. With rising petrol costs, we offer the government maximum tax-free mileage allowance of 45p per mile as well as paying your time travelling between customers.


We understand the importance of a good work-life balance and our staff are as important to us as our customers. We offer a range of shifts to suit you, so whether you want to work a couple of evenings, weekends or full time, we have a contract that benefits everyone. Our teams provide vital care and support and to reflect this you will receive:


  • £500 joining bonus*
  • One off bonus of £150 to be paid in December for anyone in post**
  • One off bonus of £150 to be paid in January for anyone in post**
  • £12.20ph weekday rate, £14.20ph weekend rate
  • £24.40ph (double pay on bank holidays)
  • 32 days annual leave a year (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Annual salary reviews and performance bonuses
  • Free uniform and PPE
  • Free company smart phone
  • Enhanced contributory pension scheme
  • Private Healthcare scheme (£1,495 per year)
  • Bluelight Card (with discounts on your favourite retail brands)


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. 

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

To view the full job description for our Care Assistant role, please Click Here.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact one of our friendly Recruitment team on 03330 139 921

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



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