Care Assistant

Location: West Sussex Regulated - Crawley and surrounding areas

Closing Date: 23 June 2021

Salary: £11.00 per hour

Specific Hours: Full Time, Part Time & Weekends

Care Assistant

Care Assistant

Full time, part time or weekend hours available – Crawley and surrounding area

Shift patterns that we offer: 7am - 11am, 8am - 1pm, 11.45am - 2.30pm, 5pm – 7pm, 7pm -11pm

Overtime available. 

The Role

As a Care Assistant, you will be supporting our customers in their own homes with all aspects of their day-to-day living, including personal care such as eating, bathing and toileting as well as providing practical, physical, emotional and social support.

You will be working with vulnerable individuals such as the elderly, those with learning disabilities, sensory impairments, who have recently been discharged from hospital. The role of a care assistant is to enable them to regain and develop their independence during the time that they are with us.

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.

Previous experience in the Care Industry is not essential, as a full training will be given which will also include ‘shadowing’ as experienced care assistant.

Key Requirements

  • Driving license and use of personal vehicle for work purposes
  • Enhanced DBS Check (can be arranged through ECL if needed)
  • Complete a Care Certificate qualification through ECL during your probationary period (if not previously attained)

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that customers have choice and control over the service/s they receive and the outcomes they wish to achieve.
  • To show commitment to the mental and physical wellbeing of our customers by supporting them within a variety of settings,
  • To meet outcome-based performance targets to support our customers’ independence and self-sufficiency skills throughout their short-term care plan
  • Use of ECL’s staff and customer information system (CACI), ensuring attention to detail in the reporting and recording of care plans
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and communication links with our customers, colleagues and other professionals, e.g. GP’s, District Nurses, Social Workers to ensure a comprehensive and versatile care provision

Benefits of working at ECL include:

  • £11 per hour
  • 45p mileage allowance (up to 10,000 miles p/a)
  • Travelling time paid between calls
  • Double pay on bank holidays
  • 24 days holiday per year plus bank holiday
  • PPE provided
  • 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
  • Health & Social Care Diploma level 2, 3 & 5
  • Paid Induction Training
  • £15 Standby Shift allowance for weekends and Bank holidays
  • A manager will always be available to support you between 7-11
  • Work phone provided
  • Welcome pack - which includes your own water bottle, notebook, backpack plus lots more
  • Uniform which includes 2 x tunics, 1 fleece, 1 rain coat and 1 high vis

To view the full Job Description for this role, please click  here. 

About us

ECL was established by Essex County Council in 2009 and expanded its services into West Sussex in 2012.  We are the UK’s first Local Authority Trading Company and the leading provider of Reablement Care in Essex and West Sussex.

As a company we continue to grow and expand and currently have over 1000 Community Care Assistants supporting our customers each day.

Your Career Starts Here…

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

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

Sounds like a role suited to your skills?

Submit your application here, and the first step of the recruitment process will be a CV screening stage followed by a short telephone conversation with our recruitment team. Successful applicants will be invited to a face to face or virtual interview, and if you are offered a role with ECL you will be sent a written offer of employment, subject to pre-employment checks.

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

This position requires a current driving license and access to a vehicle. 


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