Health Care Assistant
Blind Veterans UK - Brighton

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We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic Healthcare Assistant to join our friendly care team. You will provide a high standard of holistic, hands on care, assisting with personal care, serving food and feeding where necessary, washing and assisting with dressing. Other duties include arranging and escorting members on trips, administering medication, assisting with writing and reading personal correspondence. In addition, you will be required to risk assess, write care plans and daily care notes, evaluate the care delivered and liaise with other medical professionals.

Full time day shifts will consist of working two 6.45 hours shifts and two 12 hours shifts per week. Night duties consist of working four 10.5 hour shifts one week and three 10.5 hour shifts the following week.

You'll have effective communication and interpersonal skills. Previous care experience is preferred and candidates must have a good understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Health Care Assistant. A Diploma Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent is preferred, but a willingness to work towards the qualification is essential.

This position will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 25 July 2014

Recruitment & Selection date: Monday 4 August 2014

Benefits include free life assurance, free parking, pension scheme, subsidised staff restaurant, use of onsite facilities (which include a gym and swimming pool), health cash plan, an employee assistance programme and an excellent working environment.

To apply, please download the application form and personal details form below. Both completed forms should be returned to .

If any part of the application process is inaccessible to you, please advise us via .

Because of the number of applications we receive we don't acknowledge each one - if you haven't heard from us within a week of the closing date, please assume that we won't be inviting you for an interview. You are, of course, welcome to try again if a suitable post comes up.

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We help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our expertise, experience and full...