Working in social care is incredibly rewarding, but it’s not for everyone.

Take our short quiz to find out whether you’re suited to life as a carer.

  • Patience

    Many of our service users need help with day-to-day activities like shopping, cooking and personal wellbeing. Our carers are there to help them manage these activities whilst teaching them the skills they need to live independently.

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    How would you feel about helping someone improve their life skills?

  • Support

    Young people and adults with mental health conditions or learning disabilities often need support with medical appointments, housing options and claiming benefits. Part of a carer’s role is to advocate on their behalf to ensure they get the medical and financial support they’re entitled to.

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    How confident are you speaking up in meetings and appointments?

  • Decision making

    Caring for people with complex needs often requires you to make decisions and act quickly and professionally.

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    Would you say you’re a quick thinker in challenging situations?

  • Flexibility

    As a carer, your role will sometimes involve staying overnight or working flexible hours to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the person you’re caring for.

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    Are you able to be flexible with your working hours and adapt to the changing needs of the service user?

  • Fitness

    Caring for people with complex needs can be great fun, and we get involved with as many physical activities as we can.

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    Are you a hands-on person who likes to get active and enjoy the outdoors?

  • Adaptability

    It’s important that all our service users are looked after in a consistent and professional way in accordance with their personalised care plan even when their behaviour is challenging.

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    Do you have the attention to detail and professionalism needed to ensure the rules are followed, even in a difficult environment?

Great! We think you’d be suited to a career in complex care.

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Healthcare Assistant (HCA)

  • Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Permanent
  • £25225.2 - £25945.92 per annum + Negotiable, Depending on experience
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Job Overview

Are you a compassionate individual with a passion for helping others? Join our expert team as a Health Care Assistant, where you will support and assist our clients in all aspects of their daily lives, ensuring they receive a high standard of physical, emotional and social care.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide personalised care to service users, respecting their dignity and choices.
  • Assist with personal care, meal preparation and daily activities.
  • Administer medication and accompany service users to appointments.
  • Develop and implement individual support plans.
  • Maintain accurate records and adhere to Care Quality Commission standards.
  • Foster strong relationships with service users, their families, and external agencies.
  • Participate in regular training and complete the care certificate within 6 months.

Requirements:

  • Ability to carry out care tasks under supervision.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Basic understanding of safeguarding and service user needs.
  • Willingness to collaborate with nursing staff and other professionals.
  • Commitment to personal and professional development.

We offer a supportive work environment, opportunities for career advancement, and a salary increase upon completion of the care certificate. If you are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of others, we would love to hear from you.