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Job Description


We are seeking Healthcare Assistants to join our nursing and residential care home Burleigh Hill House, located in Carrickfergus. We are looking for full or part-time staff for day and night shifts.

Your Role:

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will be a core member of our team. You will work both individually and as part of the team to provide the highest standards of care to all residents within the home.

You do not need experience as full training is provided.


  • Carry out a range of duties within the day-to-day program of care planning for residents.
  • Assist residents to get up in the morning, washing, dressing, bath/showering, and general personal hygiene.
  • Assist male and female residents to use the toilet and to meet their needs in relation to incontinence management.
  • Assist male and female residents with oral hygiene, (cleaning of teeth & dentures) hand and nail care, and shaving of male residents.
  • Care for the residents’ spectacles, and hearing aids, etc., and report any faults or damage.
  • Observe for any changes to a resident’s well-being and report to the Nurse in charge of that resident.
  • Move and handle residents as per their individually assessed needs.
  • Assist residents to bed, when required.
  • Report all accidents, incidents, or near misses to the Nurse in charge or the Manager.
  • At times accompany residents to appointments outside the Home.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be deemed necessary by the Home Manager.
  • Assist residents with mealtimes and serve meals as necessary on a tray to residents in their room and assist dependent residents to eat and drink when necessary.
  • Observe and report on the dietary and fluid intake of residents.

Essential Criteria:

  • A desire to care for vulnerable adults
  • No experience is necessary as full training is provided

Desirable Criteria:

  • Kitchen or laundry experience in work or a voluntary setting
  • Studying for or attaining a care-related qualification.
  • Be registered with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)
  • Experience within a paid Nursing Home or similar environment including personal care experience

Your Benefits :

Excellent Pay Rate 

Permanent Contract

Free on-site parking

Free Uniform

Paid Induction

Career Progression Opportunities

Company Pension

A satisfactory enhanced AccessNI check will be required for this post

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