Care Assistant LD - Woodlands

Location: Woodlands Day Service - Learning Disabilities

Closing Date: 09 December 2021

Salary: £17,500 pro rata

Specific Hours: 37 Hours Full time

Care Assistant LD - Woodlands

Care Assistant

Colchester, Woodlands Day Centre

Full time 37 hours

Monday - Friday, Some weekends/evening work may be required
Salary: £17,500 Pro Rata

Are you looking for a rewarding career and have the passion to make a difference?

Established by Essex County Council in 2009, ECL is the UK’s first Local Authority Trading Company. We provide Day Centre provision for vulnerable individuals requiring high quality care including the elderly, those with learning disabilities or sensory impairments. Drawing on our internal network of specialist support roles and working closely with NHS and external health and social care providers, we work to help our customers regain and develop their independence during their time with us.

As a Community Care Assistant working in our Day Centres, you will be supporting our customers during their time with us including physical and social activities. We are looking for people who are caring, supportive and passionate about providing a high level of care and support to vulnerable people, maintaining dignity and respect at all times. Good communication skills, both written and verbal, and an empathetic approach are essential. Enhanced DBS Check required, this can be arranged free of charge through ECL if needed.

Previous experience in the Care Industry is preferred.

A full induction course and ‘shadow’ training will be provided to successful candidates.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that customers have choice and control over the service/s they receive and the activities they wish to pursue.
  • To show commitment to the mental and physical wellbeing of our customers by supporting them within a variety of settings
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and communication links with our customers, colleagues and other professionals.

To view the full job description for this role, please click here.

Sounds like a role suited to your skills? Your Career Starts Here…

With on-going training and career development, you’ll always find a challenge to keep you thriving and add qualifications at the same time.

Benefits of working at ECL include:

  • Flexible working patterns
  • Annual salary reviews and performance bonus
  • Up to £1000 ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme available to staff *
  • Healthcare support scheme
  • Enhanced contributory pension scheme
  • ECL employee rewards scheme
  • Free DBS check (if required)
  • Career progression opportunities within ECL
  • Complete a Care Certificate qualification through ECL during your probationary period (if not previously attained)

 Submit your application today and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch for a short telephone conversation. Successful applicants will be invited to a face to face interview, and if you are offered a role with ECL you will be sent a written offer of employment, subject to pre-employment checks.

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.


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