Health care provider creating 500 Yorkshire and Humber jobs

To meet the growing demand for social care in the coming months, Exemplar Health Care is recruiting 1,000 associate carer roles in Yorkshire and Humber, the North West and North East and Midlands.

500 of these posts will be in the Yorkshire and Humber region alone.

Associate carers will provide companionship and support for people living with complex needs in one of Exemplar Health Care’s 32 homes.

This new position is tailored to those looking for extra work during this difficult time, such as workers from the hospitality and leisure sectors, as well as those who are interested in starting a career in care.

All associate carers will initially be hired on a temporary basis, with the potential to lead to full-time, permanent roles.

As health and social care workers they are classed as “key workers”. This role will allow the children of these employees a place in school or nursery while they are at work.

Exemplar Health Care is a specialist nursing care home provider. It supports adults with complex needs such as people living with neuro-disabilities, mental health conditions, learning disabilities, autism and dementia.

Lynne Waters, HR director of Exemplar Health Care, said: “The need for care home workers is rising, especially during this time when many of our most vulnerable residents need extra support to stay safe, and when more colleagues than usual might be off work.

“We are hoping to find new staff members to support us in our efforts to ensure people can still access the high-quality care that they need, while also enriching their lives in the best way that we can.

“Being a companion, encouraging people to get involved in activities and supporting people at mealtimes are all part of the role of an Associate Carer – and we also offer fantastic training.

“New recruits will complete an accelerated induction programme to ensure that they are confident and competent before they start work.”

She said Exemplar is taking every possible step to minimise the risk of Coronavirus (Covid-19) across all of its homes.

“We’re working with our external suppliers, relatives and visitors to reduce unnecessary visits to our homes,” she said.

“And it is now our policy that everyone entering an Exemplar Health Care building must wash and dry their hands and complete a screening questionnaire before entry.

“We’ve put measures in place to ensure that all colleagues have received up-to-date training about infection prevention and control, and specific training about coronavirus.”

People interested in finding out more about the new role can visit or call 01977 630830.