Applications are invited from enthusiastic Healthcare Assistants with a genuine committment to working with older people to join the comprehensive service on the beautiful Island of Guernsey , in the Channel Islands. The Older Adult Service has a four in-patient centres; including an assessment ward through to the later stages of an individual's experience of dementia, as well as Community Day Services.
Please note; Guernsey has adopted the AfC banding system, but have applied their own salary scale. The current Guernsey Band 3 salary is £19,900 to £23,400 plus an annual bonus of £1,120 and higher penalty rates; 36% evening/Saturday and 72% Sunday/BH.
The island of Guernsey is in the Channel Islands and has a population of 65,000. It has some of Britain's finest and best-kept beaches , an especially mild and sunny climate , and an offbeat, historic harbour town in St. Peter's Port, the island's capital.
The States of Guernsey delivers a diverse range of healthcare services within the hospital, and supporting people in the wider community. They have recently launched their Island-wide Dementia Framework; striving to make the island Dementia Friendly so that their older population feel valued and are treated with the dignity and respect that they so rightly deserve. All of this is reliant on the excellent calibre of Mental Health staff recruited to a very high standard.
Person requirements: At least 12 months relevant experience in an Older Persons setting. Completion of NVQ3 or equivalent is desirable, but not essential. Passionate about working with older people who display complex behaviours that challenge. The desire to work in a team and organisation committed to person-centred care and giving you time to care.
The benefits of working in Guernsey include: - A higher-than-UK salary. - An annual bonus of £1,120 - A flat rate 20% income tax. - No Council tax or VAT - A relocation payment of £500 - On-site Staff Accommodation - A continental lifestyle, where the people are friendly, and crime is very low. *Full T&C in relocation directive
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If this role is not for you, please remember we offer a generous £500 Bonus for any successful friend or colleague referrals.