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Salary: £12.20 per hour weekdays, £14.20 per hour weekends (£24,307.67 Full Time Equivalent) & £500 joining bonus Contract: Full time, part time, including evenings and weekends Shifts: 7am - 2.30pm & 4pm - 11pm, including weekends, school hours shift patterns also available Travel required – You will be required to travel around Colchester, Mersea and surrounding areas so a Full driving licence and own vehicle is essential. As a Care Assistant in reablement, you’ll be playing a key role in helping our customers regain their independence and continue living in their own home. This could include helping clients to relearn skills in their lives, such as personal care, mobility and preparing meals. You don’t need to have any previous experience as we will provide you with all the training you need. Once you are trained, you will be assigned a mentor who will take you out to meet some of our customers and work alongside you until you are confident in the role. After your induction training, with guaranteed contracted hours, we will support you to progress within the company, paying for ongoing specialist training, nationally recognised qualifications and well-being support. As this is a Care Assistant role in the community, we will need you to have access to a car and a full driving licence with business insurance. With rising petrol costs, we offer the government maximum tax-free mileage allowance of 45p per mile as well as paying your time travelling between customers. We understand the importance of a good work-life balance and our staff are as important to us as our customers. We offer a range of shifts to suit you, so whether you want to work a couple of evenings, weekends or full time, we have a contract that benefits everyone. Our teams provide vital care and support and to reflect this you will receive: £500 joining bonus* £12.20ph weekday rate, £14.20ph weekend rate. £24.40ph (double pay on bank holidays) 32 days annual leave a year (inclusive of bank holidays) Annual salary reviews and performance bonuses Free uniform and PPE Free company smart phone Enhanced contributory pension scheme Private Healthcare scheme (£1,495 per year) Bluelight Card (with discounts on your favourite retail brands) If you are considering a new career, there are few jobs more rewarding than a career in care. At ECL, we look for people who share our values and passion to make a positive difference to people’s lives throughout the community. Take the next step in your career and become a Care Assistant with the ECL team. To view the full job description for our Care Assistant role, please Click Here. For an informal chat about the role, please contact one of our friendly Recruitment team on 03330 139 921 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. ECL does not hold a visa sponsor licence therefore, applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK, and/or require visa sponsorship in order to continue working in the UK, cannot be considered for this role *New starter bonus awarded 12 months after start date.

Why work for

There are few jobs more rewarding than a career in care. At ECL, we look for people who share our values and passion to make a positive difference to people’s lives throughout the community. Join our growing team of approx. 1,400 staff across Essex, West Sussex and Havering, helping us to achieve our vision of being the supplier of choice for Adult Health and Social Care.

Colchester Careers Fair
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10am - 2pm
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