4.5

Exemplar Health Care

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Care Assistant, Exemplar Health Care

£8.91–£9.27 per hour

in Immingham

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Job description

£8.91 - £9.27 per hour (dependent on qualifications) + £300 Welcome...

Health Care Assistant
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**Includes + £300 Welcome Bonus**

Health Care Assistant Home: HavenmereLocation: Immingham, DN40 1JPHours: Full time and part time hours availableShifts: 12-hour shifts, with the flexibility needed for days and nights Hourly rate: £8.91 - £9.27 per hour (dependent on qualifications)About the roleOur Health Care Assistants provide a high level of personal, physical and emotional care that can include all aspects of day-to-day activities, personal care and companionship.Despite its expected challenges, being an Exemplar Health Care Assistant is a role that is incredibly rewarding.About the home

At Havenmere, we have three ten-bed units with additional multi-sensory bathrooms available on each unit. We build our care and activity plans around individuals, supporting, nurturing and encouraging them to live happy, ful?lled lives. Making every day better is about achieving the best possible outcomes for those we care for, so we identify goals and outcomes together with individuals, families and professionals.

Career development at Exemplar HealthWe’re committed to investing in our colleagues. The following programmes are available as and when you need them, blending elearning with more traditional programmes.•Two day induction for new team members•MAST training to refresh core competencies•Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships•Specialist clinical skills developmentExemplar Health Care is embracing a new and exciting role for care colleagues to develop into a nurse support role with a Trainee Nurse Associate programme. Rewarding your dedicationThe reputation we’ve earned is all thanks to the talented and passionate people at the heart of Exemplar Health Care. And we’re always looking for new ways to say ‘thank you’ for the dedication, care and compassion that our teams show every single day. Here are just some of the benefits:
  • Paid DBS
  • 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Continuous professional development
  • My FIRST Rewards – with access to lifestyle and retail discounts, an award winning 24/7 employee counselling and support service, and an online Wellbeing Centre
  • Refer a friend scheme
Exemplar Health Care’s FIRST values: Our values underpin everything that we do, and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our residents and colleagues. We look for these values in everyone who works with Exemplar Health Care.
  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork
Find out more and apply now For further details on the role please read the ‘Job description and person specification’ or call our recruitment team on 01977 630830When you’re ready to apply for the role, click on ‘Apply for this job’ to complete your application. *T&C’s applyv

To apply for this role you must have had a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations (unless medically exempt)

At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve, providing a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.

Our Equality , Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging vision statement is to ‘make every day better by creating a fair and inclusive culture where we live our values and celebrate our differences, to provide the best care for our community’.




How does the pay compare?

This job
£8.91–9.27
Typical range
£8.31–9.14

Care workers and assistants at Exemplar Health Care are typically paid £8.31–9.14 an hour. This job pays £8.91–£9.27 per hour.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do care workers and assistants think Exemplar Health Care 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

    86% 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 21 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 Exemplar Health Care?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    77% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 22 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 Exemplar Health Care 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 23 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 not paid enough to live on

    Does Exemplar Health Care pay care workers and assistants enough to live on?

    People are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    96% 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.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Exemplar Health Care pay care workers and assistants market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    100% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 23 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 get sick pay

    Does Exemplar Health Care 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.

Not great
  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for care workers and assistants to book a holiday at Exemplar Health Care?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    61% of people report it’s hard to book holidays

    Based on information from 18 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.

  • Not easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for care workers and assistants at Exemplar Health Care to change shifts?

    Most people find it hard to change shifts

    How we know this

    58% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 19 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.

  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for care workers and assistants to take sick leave at Exemplar Health Care?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    63% 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 Exemplar Health Care 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 Exemplar Health Care 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

    67% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work

    Based on information from 15 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 Exemplar Health Care managers change care workers and assistants shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    73% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 22 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.

  • No career progression

    Are care workers and assistants given support to progress at Exemplar Health Care?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 71% 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 21 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 Exemplar Health Care get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    59% 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.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do care workers and assistants at Exemplar Health Care recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    65% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 23 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do care workers and assistants get of their shift pattern at Exemplar Health Care?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 52% report getting one week notice or less
    • 13% report getting two weeks notice
    • 4% report getting three weeks notice
    • 30% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 23 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 aren’t respectful

    Do care workers and assistants at Exemplar Health Care feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    67% of people say they’re not 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.

  • Uninformed about head office

    Do care workers and assistants feel well informed about how Exemplar Health Care is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    62% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 21 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.

Good
  • People enjoy their job

    Do care workers and assistants at Exemplar Health Care enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job

    How we know this

    50% of people report they enjoy their job

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do care workers and assistants at Exemplar Health Care do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    73% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 22 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 Exemplar Health Care worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    70% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 23 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
  • Enough training

    Do care workers and assistants get enough training when they start at Exemplar Health Care?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    81% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 21 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 Exemplar Health Care

  • Best thing

    Very close to home. Nice people

    Worst thing

    Salary long houers

    3.3

    Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    rewarding to look after others, jokes and laughter among colleagues, trusted to get on without being watched

    Worst thing

    extremely underpaid, management detached from reality, long hours, not everyone gives same effort

    4.5

    Carer, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Most of the carers are really nice and helpful others act like they're in charge

    Worst thing

    Constantly being told you can't do this you cant do that, constant rule changes were no one really knows what's going on

    3.8

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Making a difference to people’s life’s. helping them improve there skills and move on to become more independent

    Worst thing

    Low staffing levels. Need more support from management

    5.2

    Health care assistant, November 2020