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Care Assistants - St Fillans Care Home, Colchester in Colchester, Essex, UK at Excel Care

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

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Job Title: Care Assistants - St Fillans Care Home, Colchester 

Location: St Fillans Care Centre

Salary: Up to £9.10*/h Mon-Sun and Up to £13.65*/h on bank holiday.

Closing Date: 11/07/2018

Reference Number: 000332/3


We are looking for Care Assistants to join the Excelcare family at St Fillans Care Home, in Colchester, Essex.

What you can expect:

Up to £9.10*/h Mon-Sun and Up to £13.65*/h on bank holiday.

Flexible hours – 12 hours shifts 8am – 8pm or 8pm – 8am – Full and part-time.


Excelcare is a family owned care business which has been established for over 25 years. Our vision is to continually be a leading provider of high quality care which exceeds the expectations of the people living within our service.


You will work as part of a team providing physical, emotional, spiritual and social support, generally promoting the people we care for independence, choice, dignity and respect by delivering the very best standards of care.

Make a difference to the life of our people who are living with Dementia and may have complex needs and require additional supports.

You will be assisting them with personal care such as washing, personal hygiene, dressing and assisting with meals. Completing current and appropriate documentations which includes daily record keeping, charts and care plans.

What you will need:


Ideally but not essential, some experience in a care environment and an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Health and Social Care.

As a Care Assistant you’ll have a desire to work in elderly and dementia care. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be empathic, non-judgmental and person-centred in your approach to people.

 Employee Benefits:

  • 28 Days holiday including Bank holidays
  • Annual Salary Review
  • Time and a half payment for bank holiday working
  • Refer a Friend Scheme rewarding up to £600 for every person you refer 
  • DBS Certificate paid by Excelcare
  • Paid uniform
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Paid study leave
  • Long service awards
  • Career development pathways through the Excelcare Training Academy
  • Comprehensive Induction Programme
  • Funded Qualifications via the apprenticeship programme (where required)
  • Contributory Eye Test Vouchers
  • Employee of the Month and the Excelcare Awards – Recognition of our committed people across the business for a job very well done.

If you are interested in the position or would initially like to find out more information, we’d like to hear from you. Please apply online or contact one of the Recruitment Team today on 0208 3135003 - we look forward to hearing from you.

Excelcare are an equal opportunities employer.

*Rates effective from end of March 2018