4.8

Avery Healthcare

Care Assistant, Avery Healthcare

£8.96 per hour

in Birmingham

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Job description

£8.96 Per Hour

Do you want to join a company that cares? When joining Avery you can expect:

* highly competitive rates of pay * instant access to your wages. No need to wait for payday! * exclusive employee discounts incl. retail and leisure savings * excellent career development incl. formal training * free parking * well-supported environment *

Bank position - To cover staff holidays and absences

£8.96 per hour

Clare Court Care Home, located in Birmingham are currently recruiting for dedicated and caring team players to join us as Care Assistants. As Care Assistant, it is desirable that you hold a Level 2 qualification in Health & Social Care (or equivalent), alongside experience of a similar role. It is equally important that you can demonstrate the right behaviours and attitude for working in an adult social care environment. A full induction programme will be provided, alongside formal training opportunities.

The role will require you to work shifts on a rota.

The key responsibilities of our Care Assistants include:

  • Provide person centred care and personal care to residents in all aspects of their daily living.
  • Supporting residents at meal times, in accordance with their individual needs.
  • Ensure the environment is maintained to a high standard including shared areas; ensure areas are decorated as rooms become vacant and that the whole environment is checked regularly to achieve the desired standards.
  • Contribute fully to team working, responding positively to colleagues and undertaking all reasonable work instructions promptly.
  • Take reasonable care of equipment used to carry out tasks, including general cleanliness and advising on any faults or the need for maintenance or replacement.
  • Practice safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in particular moving and handling of loads, by assessing risk and having due regard for personal safety and the safety of residents, visitors and staff.
  • Understand personal responsibilities with regard to Health and Safety at Work legislation, particularly in relation to moving and handling of residents and fire safety and evacuation procedures.
  • Take an active interest in your personal and professional development by contributing to supervision and appraisal meetings, attending team meetings, and participating in training sessions.
  • Adhere to all company and local policies/procedures.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all residents, family, visitors and colleagues.

Please note that as part of the application and employment process you shall be asked to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status, including if required, your agreement to be vaccinated if not yet administered, your agreement to ongoing vaccinations throughout the duration of your employment as well as confirming your agreement to regular COVID-19 testing. This information is required to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents and staff, and shall be held in the strictest of confidence.

Avery Healthcare is an award-winning national care home provider, committed to delivering the highest standards of person centred care.

We are always seeking high-quality people to join our enthusiastic and dedicated teams across the UK.

The design of our homes and our carefully selected staff, when combined with our diligent approach to care, enables us to provide our residents with an enriching life and the opportunity to flourish.

Avery Healthcare is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. This post will require an Enhanced DBS Disclosure the cost of which is met by Avery Healthcare.

Proof of eligibility to work in the UK is essential.


How does the pay compare?

This job
£8.96
Typical range
£8.72–9.85

Care workers and assistants at Avery Healthcare are typically paid £8.72–9.85 an hour. This job pays £8.96 per hour.

How this job measures up

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  • Not easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for care workers and assistants at Avery Healthcare to change shifts?

    People find it hard to change shifts

    How we know this

    80% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 15 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do care workers and assistants think Avery Healthcare head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful for care workers and assistants to work at Avery Healthcare?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    91% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do care workers and assistants at Avery Healthcare get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Avery Healthcare pay care workers and assistants market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    88% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do care workers and assistants at Avery Healthcare recommend working with their team?

    Very few people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    79% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    Does Avery Healthcare pay care workers and assistants sick pay?

    No. People don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    96% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Uninformed about head office

    Do care workers and assistants feel well informed about how Avery Healthcare is doing?

    People don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    100% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 20 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Not great
  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for care workers and assistants to take sick leave at Avery Healthcare?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    58% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do care workers and assistants at Avery Healthcare get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    59% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Not good for parents

    Is working as care workers and assistants at Avery Healthcare good if you have caring responsibilities?

    Most people say this is a bad place to work if you care for a child or other relative

    How we know this

    56% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Avery Healthcare managers change care workers and assistants shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    52% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People are not paid enough to live on

    Does Avery Healthcare pay care workers and assistants enough to live on?

    Most people are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    74% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • No career progression

    Are care workers and assistants given support to progress at Avery Healthcare?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 65% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 20 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do care workers and assistants at Avery Healthcare get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    55% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for care workers and assistants to book a holiday at Avery Healthcare?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    55% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 20 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do care workers and assistants get of their shift pattern at Avery Healthcare?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 33% report getting one week notice or less
    • 13% report getting two weeks notice
    • 4% report getting three weeks notice
    • 38% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 13% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do care workers and assistants at Avery Healthcare feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    50% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do care workers and assistants at Avery Healthcare do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    57% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do care workers and assistants at Avery Healthcare worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    71% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Excellent
  • People enjoy their job

    Do care workers and assistants at Avery Healthcare enjoy their jobs?

    People enjoy their job

    How we know this

    78% of people report they enjoy their job

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

  • Enough training

    Do care workers and assistants get enough training when they start at Avery Healthcare?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    86% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

What employees are saying about Avery Healthcare

  • Best thing

    Love looking after ppl and seeing ppl make progress , be happy with the choices they may make.seeing ppl live there last part of their life comfortable and full field

    Worst thing

    Not being listen to ,
    no support always undervalued, making changes that don't work new managers coming in and upsetting staff rather than get to know there staff.

    4.0

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Working as a team and helping the vulnerable elderly

    Worst thing

    Pay, lack of staff

    5.8

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Residents

    Worst thing

    Long hours understaffed stress

    3.8

    Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    The residents and staff are nice

    Worst thing

    The pay, long shifts, company do not respect their staff, no recognition for the work that we do.

    3.5

    Care assistant, March 2021