How to find jobs as a care assistant in Carlisle

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Working as a care assistant can be a demanding but very rewarding profession. The job involves assisting elderly or disabled adults in their homes, in daytime facilities and residential centres. Jobs for a care assistant in Carlisle can be found in nursing homes, hospitals and day care centres.

Care assistants provide practical support such as feeding, washing and bed changing. They also perform healthcare tasks such as blood pressure checks and dispensing medication.

You need no formal qualifications to become a care assistant but do require patience, kindness and an interest in healthcare. An NVQ qualification in healthcare assistance is a help but not essential.

Care assistants are needed to work shifts and overtime and may be required to work during seasonal holiday periods and bank holidays. They earn on average £9 per hour but may also receive shift allowance and overtime, depending on where you work.

Jobsites, newspapers, recruitment agencies and hospital websites are all excellent resources available to jobseekers.You can also apply directly to nursing homes and day care centres in Carlisle expressing your interest and previous experience.

Jobsites such as jobisjob.co.uk and totaljobs.com have up to date listings of care assistant jobs in Carlisle. The NHS Careers website is also an excellent information service for jobseekers

CareJobFinder.org is an innovative, free service to help employers contact people actively looking for care assistant work. When prospective recruits submit their details online, employers in the local area will receive an email containing full contact details, a summary of previous experience and the candidates work preferences.

Jobs as care assistant in Carlisle offer a range of challenging and rewarding opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference.


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