PMLD Care Assistant – Hesten

Location: Hesten Day Service - Learning Disabilities

Closing Date: 15 December 2021

Salary: £16,487.92 to £20,964.06

Specific Hours: Full time, 37 hours a week with occasional weekend and evening shifts

PMLD Care Assistant – Hesten

Salary:        £16,487 - £20,964 per annum, depending on experience

Hours:         Full time, 37 hours a week with occasional weekend and evening shifts

Location:    Hesten, South Benfleet


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

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

What we can offer you as a PMLD Care Assistant:

  • Competitive rate of pay in your local area
  • Up to 24 days annual leave a year, plus bank holidays, rising with service
  • Guaranteed hours
  • Full paid induction
  • Lots of ongoing training opportunities for you to develop your career and skills
  • Free enhanced DBS check
  • Enhanced contributory pension scheme
  • Annual salary reviews and performance bonus
  • Healthcare support scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme of £1000

Many of our customers have multiple and complex needs, therefore, to be considered as a PMLD Care Assistant, you need:

  • To be passionate about providing a high level of care and support to adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and/or autism
  • Be willing to learn how to complete enteral feeding and medication, administer emergency and other medications and specialist moving and handling techniques using hoists and slings
  • Exceptional listening and communication skills, with a creative approach in supporting our customers to communicate
  • To possess an empathetic approach
  • To be willing to provide personal care
  • Basic IT skills
  • 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

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

 Travel will be required across Essex to attend training and work in the community.

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

 Come and join the team:

  • Play a crucial part in supporting our customers to meet their every need from medication to mobility, personal care to nutrition
  • Encourage them to take part in a wide range of social and physical activities
  • Strengthen our customers confidence for them to get out and about in the community
  • Champion our life-affirming and forward-thinking Day Centre service


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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