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Healthcare Assistants (New to Care or Experienced)

Salary: £7.90 p/h - £8.40 p/h
Location: Braintree
Apply Job type: Healthcare Assistant
Hours / Duration: 39 hrs per week

Riverdale is a luxurious home, equipped to offer residents the complete care package. Riverdale is built according to dementia care best practice; a central circular corridor provides a continuous path around a secure sensory courtyard. All areas of the home reflect a homely, calming environment for our residents, drawing inspiration from our beautiful surroundings.

If you are compassionate and caring, if you’re not afraid of hard work, and if you enjoy making a difference to people’s quality of life, you might just be the person we’re looking for.

We are currently recruiting for Healthcare Assistants, ranging from those who are new to care to those who are experienced carers, who will be expected to participate as a member of the care team to plan, lead, monitor and deliver high quality care to residents in line with their individual care plans, under the supervision and guidance of the Nurse-in-Charge.

You will be expected to provide holistic care for our elderly residents, assisting them with their daily activities and identifying and assisting them with their individual needs and preferences. You will be expected to communicate effectively, promote privacy, dignity, choice, independence and individual rights and also participate in protecting our vulnerable residents from any harm or abuse.


At Westgate, we know our success depends not just on the happiness of our residents, but the happiness of our teams. That means two things: making work a positive, enjoyable place, and encouraging big ideas and ambition. We’ll listen to your ideas, celebrate your achievements, and keep you in the loop. We’ll build your confidence, identify your strengths and back you if you want to aim high.

Of course, the work can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. But as well as the personal relationships you’ll develop with our team and our residents, we offer a supportive working environment, training towards recognised industry qualifications, and a competitive salary and benefits package.


Work within a team in a care home environment for the elderly

Support residents with all daily activities in accordance with their individual care plans

Promote resident independence and respect their dignity and choices at all times

Work on a flexible, rotational basis according to the rota set by the Home Manager and the needs of the home which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round

Receive and take part in regular supervision and training to develop own skills

Assist in maintaining care records that reflect current needs and preferences for each resident

Work in line with Company policies and procedures


Right to work in the UK

Previous experience in a care home environment or in working with the elderly (desirable but not essential)

Relevant qualifications such as NVQ in Health & Social Care are desirable (not essential)

Good communication skills

Ability to work as part of a team

Applicants must have a desire to care for others and be compassionate and flexible


Riverdale Care Home, Duggers Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1BA


If you would like more information or would like to speak to a member of our team, call our recruitment line on 0800 024 8756. Alternatively, you may email us at

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