Careers at Colten

Health Care Assistant

Joining our team as a Health Care Assistant you’ll experience the fulfilment of making a positive impact in the lives of others. Each day is different, and you’ll be a valuable member of a close-knit team, sharing meaningful moments with our residents and supporting them in overcoming daily challenges.

Make a Difference

As a Health Care Assistant, you’ll be part of the team that creates a warm and comfortable home environment for our residents, makeing a real difference to their lives.

Our Health Care Assistants are vital in ensuring daily physical care and comfort, helping to support our residents to maintain a sense of independence, so they can continue to enjoy social and recreational activities and lead a rich and fulfilling life.

Our residents are part of our family. We make sure they feel safe, secure and comfortable in a place they can call home.

This is a special role where you will make unique connections with residents and make a meaningful difference to their health and wellbeing every day.

“What it means to be an HCA to me is giving one the unique opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life, it’s about making those core memories not just for the residents but also for the families” – Rachel- Health Care Assistant at Amberwood House

New to Care?

We strongly believe that a fulfilling job should have a clear purpose, which is why pursuing a career in care is one of the most rewarding paths you can take. At Colten Care, we recognise that everyone has the potential to make a real difference in both their career and the lives of our residents.

Experience is not necessary for a role as a Health Care Assistant; instead, we seek individuals who will share our passion and dedication towards our residents. Our priority is to ensure that they can live safely, happily, and comfortably.

You must be willing to be hands-on with residents, providing assistance whenever necessary. Additionally, possessing organisational skills, a strong work ethic, resilience, keen observation skills, attention to detail, and a sense of fun are all essential qualities for the role.

Being friendly, kind, honest, reassuring, and an effective communicator are equally important elements for success in this role.

Progression Opportunities

You’ll have the opportunity to advance your career at Colten Care. You can progress to management roles, become a Senior Health Care Assistant, and even train to become a Nurse through a clear career structure.

To begin your journey, work towards achieving a QCF Level 2 diploma or QCF Level 3 certification. Once completed, you could join our Trainee Nurse Associate Programme, which will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a Nurse.

As a Nurse, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and provide high-quality care to our residents with confidence and empathy. The programme covers comprehensive care planning, allowing you to become an expert in caring for those with longer-term conditions, ensuring our residents receive the best care possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Working in a care home can be a challenging but rewarding experience. Our care homes provide support and assistance to individuals who are unable to live independently due to a range of factors. As a Health Care Assistant, you will be responsible for ensuring that the residents receive the best possible care and support.

One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Colten Care is the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the residents. You will be able to develop relationships with the residents and their families, providing emotional support and building trust. You will also have the chance to help the residents with their day-to-day activities, such as eating, bathing, and getting dressed. These tasks may seem simple, but they can have a significant impact on the residents’ quality of life.

However, working in a care home can also be challenging. Our care homes can be fast-paced and demanding environments, requiring you to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of the residents. You will need to be patient, compassionate, and understanding, as many of the residents may have complex health needs or dementia.

Working at Colten Care is an incredibly rewarding experience as you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of the residents, building some unique and wonderful relationships and providing essential support and make a positive impact on someone’s quality of life.

Personal qualities and values are crucial for this role such as friendliness, kindness, honesty, and excellent communication skills. Additionally, you should be comfortable following instructions and working independently.

While prior experience in a care setting can be beneficial, it’s not a necessity. However, volunteering or work experience can strengthen your application.

We are committed to providing comprehensive training and support to all our Health Care Assistants, regardless of their previous experience. From day one, we will provide you with a thorough induction, guiding you through all aspects of person-centred care, and equipping you with the necessary skills to make a real difference in the lives of our residents.

In addition, we are proud to be able to sponsor an increasing number of our Health Care Assistants to achieve a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. This qualification will enable you to enhance your knowledge and skills, and provide even better care to our residents and progress in your career to more senior roles.

At Colten Care, we pride ourselves on providing an environment where independence and dignity thrive for our residents. Our care homes are furnished to the highest standard, with first-class care facilities, comfortable living spaces, and beautiful gardens, all designed to create a place where our residents can truly feel at home.

As a member of our team, you will be part of a close-knit group that works together to provide exceptional care and support for our residents. Each role is crucial in delivering a high quality of later life for our residents, and we value the contribution that every team member makes to our community.

Colten Care is a family owned, award-winning care home group with an outstanding reputation within the industry thanks to our amazing people and our focus on keeping the resident at the heart of everything we do. With over 40 years in the care industry, we continue to strive to be the best we can be and invest in our staff to be their best, which is why all 21 of our nursing homes are rated at least good and six are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.


Find the role that’s perfect for you. Join us and make a difference to our residents’ lives every day. If a career in elderly care is for you then you want to be part of the team at Colten Care.