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Healthcare Assistant

JOB: Community Care Worker

Rathmena House, Ballyclare



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Your Benefits :

Competitive Pay Rate - £11.52 per hour

Enhanced bank holiday rates

Permanent Contract (no-zero hours)

Access to Mental Health Support Line

Paid training & induction

Free on-site parking

Free Uniform

Company Pension

Job Ref: 23MDBH05

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We are recruiting a Healthcare Assistant to join our team at Rathmena House, Ballyclare.  

Main Function of the Job:

To work as a trained multi-skilled member providing various aspects of care to elderly residents.  Training will be provided.

Main Tasks:

The Healthcare Assistant may be required to work in any department of the Home as stated below:

  • Personal Care Assist with all daily living activities, for example, washing, dressing, toileting/incontinence and assisting with mealtimes.
  • Follow guidelines for safe movement of clients, using appropriate equipment where necessary.
  • Kitchen All relevant kitchen related duties including basic meal Record food/equipment temperatures.
  • Laundry Washing, drying and ironing duties.
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Complete all paperwork accurately.
  • Communicate regularly with the line manager.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as laid down by the company.
  • Obtain NISCC registration before employment and maintain during employment
  • Adhere to the NISCC Codes of Practice
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of clients, colleagues and the company at all times.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Provide a quality service at all times.
  • Whilst the above is an outline of the duties you will be required to carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required.

The company is committed to providing the highest possible quality of service and employees are expected to treat those with whom they come into contact in a caring, courteous and respectful manner at all times.

Essential Criteria:

  • Desire to care for others 

*No experience is necessary as full training will be given

Desirable Criteria:

  • Kitchen or laundry experience in work or a voluntary setting
  • Studying for or attained a care related qualification.
  • Be registered with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)
  • Experience within a paid Nursing Home or similar environment to include personal care experience

About Rathmena House

Situated in the leafy suburbs of the market town of Ballyclare in East Antrim, the home is surrounded by attractive gardens and patio areas.  The home is registered to offer nursing care and a small number of beds for residential care for up to 29 residents.

What our residents say about living at Rathmena House: 

  • “I’m spoilt.”
  • “The staff are brilliant.”
  • “I love it here.”


If you think you’d like this role, please fill in the application form below to apply. 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. We operate a no Smoking Policy.

We are delighted you want to be part of our team!

Please fill in the application form below to apply now:

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