Your role as a HCA (Health Care Assistant)
HCA roles can be an extremely rewarding job. Every day you will be helping to improve lives, working on the front line of Health and Social Care with a wide variety of clientele. HCA's provide support to the disabled, elderly, dementia patients, long-term ill and individuals with learning difficulties, so your role can be very varied and no days will ever be the same! You can work as a HCA in a residential or nursing home or in a respite care setting. We also offer some 1:1 positions in supported living accommodation.
Main duties of a HCA
- maintaining their hygiene
- ensuring they receive healthy meals and fluids
- helping them with basic day-to-day or administrative tasks like paying bills.
The HCA role also includes getting to know clients personally and providing them with emotional support and company, being a good listener and encouraging them to take part in activities and socialising with other residents, all of which contributes positively to their wellbeing.
Required skills and experience of a HCA
Ipswich is a large town in Suffolk with a population of 137,500. Set on the River Orwell, its waterfront is lined with cafes, galleries and shops, and the 19th-century Old Custom House which reflects the towns maritime history.
If you are looking for something to do in Ipswich you could take a cruise along the river Orwell, visit Christchurch Mansion to view the historical artwork on display or spend your time shopping in the town where you will find an array of independent retailers as well as high street staples.
There are over 9500 businesses offering employment opportunities in Ipswich. The largest employment sector in Ipswich is Health and Social Care, closely followed by Wholesale and Retail trades.
Healthcare Assistant / Support Worker
£9 - 14 Per Hour
Are you looking for flexible work that you can fit around your busy life? We have full and part time positions! We are looking for experienced Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers in the Ipswich area! We work with a various clients including Mental health, Brain Injury, Learning disabilities and we also work with homes that care for children and young people. We have various shifts including Earlies, Lates, Long days and Nights. Job title: Healthcare Assistants/Support Workers Location: Ipswich Rate of pay: £9.00 - £14.00 per hour The role of a Healthcare Assistant/Support Worker: Serving meals and helping to feed patients. Helping people to move around. Toileting. Making beds. Talking to patients and making them comfortable. Monitoring patients' conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight. The requirements of a Healthcare Assistant/Support Worker: 6 months previous experience in this role. A valid DBS. Kind and caring nature. Benefits of working for Swanstaff: Flexible working - you let us know when you can work Free car parking on registration. Easy online application forms if unable to attend in person. Free Training. Full support of Swanstaff office. Temp of the Month Scheme. Ambassador Programme. Pay enhancement at weekends. Weekly Pay. If you're interested in this role please apply online now or alternatively please send your updated CV to email@example.com and call Jamie on 01473 588443 for more information!