Care Assistant - £10.31 to £14.03 per hour (EAS35022)

Location: Blackburn
Salary: £10.31 - £14.03 ph
Type of Work: Permanent, Full time
Closing Date: 05/05/2021

Care Assistants: £10.31 - £14.03 (Per Hour)*

Prestige Nursing East Lancashire are looking for new Members to join our growing team supporting individuals within their own homes and care settings.

Experience of working in care is preferred, but not essential.

We provide all new Members with our mandatory training programme, and further client-specific (specialist) training where necessary.

We offer our Members a variety of work patterns, to suit their availability, with service users throughout East Lancashire. You tell us when you're available to work, we seek to match that with our service user requirements.

You will require access to your own vehicle and a full UK driving licence.

The Role:

Tasks may include:

  • Personal care tasks; including washing and toileting
  • Administering medication
  • Encouraging diet and fluid intake
  • Promoting independence
  • Completing documentation to a high standard
  • Using Prestige's call monitoring service

Members are typically required to work between:

08:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 22:00

18:00 - 22:00

About us:

Prestige Nursing East Lancashire is a family-run business, providing a wide range of healthcare solutions to individuals within their own homes and care settings, throughout Accrington and Hyndburn, Blackburn and Darwen, and Burnley /Nelson.

We pride ourselves on a reputation for providing excellent care services and being one of the best care and support agencies in East Lancashire. We strive to provide a high standard of care to all of our service users.

In a recent Member survey, 96% if respondents stated they are likely to recommend Prestige Nursing East Lancashire as an employer, leaving feedback such as:

'I wish I had joined Prestige years ago. One hundred percent a pleasure to work for.'

'The staff I worked with worked well as a team and management were very helpful.'

'The best agency I have worked for by far. They keep me updated, there is good communication and they give me more than enough work.'

Why work for Prestige?

  • Access to Prestige's extensive free training programs.
  • Ongoing in-house training to extend your knowledge of working practice.
  • Weekly pay into your bank, along with accrued holiday pay.
  • Flexible working hours.

"By submitting your details, you acknowledge that Prestige Nursing Ltd is collecting, processing and using your personal data for managing your application and establishing an applicant database. For more information, please visit our Applicant Policy"


*pay rates are inclusive of holiday pay at 12.07%*


Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks:

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would still be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.