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Healthcare Assistant


WhatJobs UK


Longham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Healthcare & Medical




Not specified

Permanent | Full Time

About Us

Encore provides the finest care, comfort and companionship, and delivers expertise in all five types of elderly care: dementia, nursing, residential, respite and palliative. Our four beautiful homes in Bournemouth, Oakdale, Greater Oaks, Fairmile Grange, and Southampton's Hamble Heights provide the perfect haven for our wonderful residents. At Encore, we take immense pride in our exceptional team members who create a sense of belonging, making every resident feel like a cherished member of our extended family. They are the heart and soul of our homes, ensuring that each moment is cherished, and every day is celebrated.

About the role:

We are looking for compassionate Healthcare Assistant to join our vibrant Great Oaks Care  home in Bournemouth.

As a Care Assistant you will be an essential part of our dedicated team, working alongside Senior Healthcare Assistants and Registered Nurses to deliver personalised care. Your role will involve providing practical, physical, social, and emotional support to our residents. With sensitivity and respect, you will ensure that each individual's needs and wishes are met, while communicating effectively with family, friends, and healthcare professionals.

Whether you are an experienced carer or new to the care sector, we are here to support your growth. At Encore, we provide comprehensive training and ongoing development opportunities, empowering you to thrive in your career in care. As part of our ambitious and expanding company, you will have the chance to make a real difference, while being supported by our excellent Team at Great Oaks.

Flexibility is key in this role, as we require availability for one, two, or three 12-hour shifts per week, allowing for a balanced work-life schedule.

Main duties and responsibilities as a Healthcare Assistant:

  • Provide and deliver a high standard of nursing, care (i.e. washing, mouth care, toileting, manual handling & mobility), recognising and meeting the specific needs of residents.
  • Support residents who may have a wide range of differing requirements and whose needs may range from companionship and domestic support to personal care.
  • Join and assist in hobbies or crafts, daily Wellbeing activities, entertainment, and home events.
  • Write and maintain accurate records of care daily, maintaining fluid balance and dietary charts, recognising, recording and reporting all adverse findings to nurses.
  • Support nutritional needs of residents by assisting with feeding and drinking, reporting on concerns about dietary intake to nurses.
  • Accompany residents to appointments.
  • Assist in the care of maintaining skin integrity over pressure points, recognising and reporting all adverse findings to nurses.
  • Communicate with family, friends and other healthcare professionals on the resident’s behalf.
  • Act as a mentor to new Healthcare Assistants participating in induction programmes, and on-going development of their practice.

Skills and experience you need as a Healthcare Assistant:

  • A positive and friendly attitude is essential.
  • You actively demonstrate good communication skills.
  • You have a caring and empathetic approach to work.
  • Flexibility is required, the role will include working every other weekend.
  • You are available to work one, two or three 12 hours shifts per week.
  • Care experience is desirable however not essential.


  • Salary up to £10.50 - £10.98 per hour and enhanced pay for bank holidays.
  • Funded learning opportunities – from HCA to Registered Nursing Associate.
  • 28 days annual leave per annum inclusive of bank holidays.
  • Paid breaks and Free uniform.
  • Free meals whilst on shift.
  • Recognition and Rewards programme.
  • Workplace pension scheme.
  • Long Service Awards.
  • Career Progression Opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Care Friends:  Our Employee Referral and Rewards App is your ticket to helping us recruit the best talent for our Care Homes. For each successful referral placement for our open positions, you have the potential to earn more than £500 over time, thanks to the points you accrue! Curious? Contact the recruitment team for details! 

Our Values:

At Encore Care Home, we believe in the power of people. We foster a joyful environment where residents and staff can truly enjoy themselves. No two days are ever the same as we embrace spontaneity and go with the flow. We encourage creativity to connect with each resident in thoughtful and imaginative ways. We are a family, offering support and a friendly ear to lean on.

Encore is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our residents and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants to this post will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check.  Following a change in government guidelines relating to Care Home employees, it is no longer essential to be vaccinated against COVID-19, however it is preferred.  

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity among our employees and applicants. We ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and equally throughout our recruitment process. We are determined to prevent discrimination based on sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, socio-economic background, neurodiversity, education, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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