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
Suffolk is a quintessentially English County located in the East of England within the East Anglia region and has a total population of 758,600. Suffolk is very picturesque with a beautiful coastline, seaside & market towns and plenty of rolling countryside. The main towns in Suffolk are Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Sudbury and the county borders Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Whilst feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle, the county is just 90 minutes drive to London and benefits from good direct rail links from the main towns.
The area is very rich in History from the Saxons, to the rebel Queen Bodicea who defeated the Romans, right up to the many expeditions of Settlers leaving for America.
The landscape and the Architectural beauty of the area has long inspired Artists to work and live in Suffolk including John Constable who painted most of his masterpieces along the River Stour.
When it comes to the local Economy, unemployment rates In Suffolk are below the national average at 3.7%, there are 4 key industries that makeup over 45% of the counties jobs - Wholesale & Retail Trade, Health & Social Care, Manufacturing and Admin & Support Services. The county is home to many Food & Beverage manufacturers including household names such as Branston Pickle, Greene King, Birds Eye and the Port of Felixstowe is the largest container port in the UK, dealing with 48% of the UK's containerised trade.
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Carer / HCA
£9 - 12 Per Hour
Swanstaff have an ongoing temporary vacancy opportunity for a healthcare assistant in the Ipswich area. Our client are looking for someone who is devoted to caring for others with residential needs as well as dementia and who has a real passion to making a difference to all lives. You will be flexible to work Monday-Sunday days and nights depending on your availability and the role also has the possibility of going permanent. Purpose of the role: Provide a high quality of care to residents Accurately make observations in accordance to the residents wellbeing Assist residents as necessary ensuring they are happy and comfortable at all times Responsible for promoting healthy living Enjoy a wide range of activities with residents Provide physical, emotional, spiritual and social support to residents Support with personal care Requirements: 6 months experience as healthcare assistant/ Support worker Be able to work independently and as a team Have a passion for caring and looking after others Work in line with all health and safety regulations Excellent communication with willingness to learn and develop If you have all the above requirements to be a great Healthcare assistant with a passion for caring and looking after others please apply! Why join our team? We couldn’t achieve what we do without our amazing teams. We believe in our people and want to ensure you feel appreciated and supported at every step of your journey with us. For this reason, we offer an excellent range of benefits as listed below. Competitive pay rates FREE training 24 hour support Flexible hours Refer a Friend Scheme-get up to £200 for referring a carer or nurse to us If you're interested in this role please apply online now or alternatively please send your updated CV to Tyler or call 01322 474 655 for more information! EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES Swanstaff Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.