Position: Health Care Assistant

Care home: Bennett Court

Location: South Elmsall, Pontefract, WF9 2TF

Contract type: Flexible for both days and nights, 12 hour shifts

Rate: £12.44 up to £12.79 per hour depending on qualifications

Care home CQC rating: Good


Are you a caring, compassionate and cheerful person with lots to give? Join us as our new Health Care Assistant at Bennett Court care home in Pontefract.

As a Health Care Assistant, you’ll support adults living with complex care needs to live their best lives.

This role will give you a tremendous sense of achievement and pride – you’ll be making a real difference each and every day.

And, you can be proud to work for one of the country’s leading providers. The number of our homes rated ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ far exceeds the national average.

About Exemplar Health Care

Bennett Court is part of Exemplar Health Care, a leading provider of nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs.

We support adults living with complex mental health needs and neuro disabilities including Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. We also provide separate supported living facilities, where service users can lead a more independent life.

As well as stable and secure employment opportunities, we offer great benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress.

About the role

Our Health Care Assistants support people to live their best lives, whatever that looks like to them.

No two days will ever be the same, but your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • supporting people with their personal care
  • assisting people at meal times
  • understanding individual health and wellbeing needs
  • encouraging and supporting people to take part in social activities, both in and out of the home
  • promoting choice, dignity, independence and respect
  • completing and maintaining care records
  • liaising with friends, relatives and other stake holders and promoting the profile of the home.
  • We have higher-than-average staffing levels when compared to other care providers. There are usually up to six colleagues on each unit that supports around ten people, giving you more time to spend with the people you support.


Download our job description to read more

About you

We value relevant experience and qualifications, but they aren’t essential for this role.

Above all, you’re someone who identifies with our Exemplar Health Care values of fun, integrity, responsiveness, success and teamwork.

You’re also…

  • caring, kind, understanding and calm
  • able to deal with, and defuse, challenging situations
  • energetic and outgoing, with a positive, can-do attitude
  • a great listener and communicator.
  • You’ll put people at the heart of everything you do.

If you haven’t worked in the care sector before, we’ll help you feel right at home from the start with our induction, buddy and ongoing training programmes.

What we offer

We offer great rewards and perks including:

  • regular supervision, peer support, learning opportunities and career prospects
  • access to wages before payday with fast P.A.Y.E
  • retail and lifestyle discounts
  • free DBS check
  • 24/7 counselling and support
  • Blue Light Card eligibility.

How to apply

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button to ‘APPLY NOW’.

For an informal chat about joining us, email [email protected]

Please note, applicants must be authorised to work in the UK. We’re unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.

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