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Recruitment & Training

Penhellis Community Care

Recruitment & Training


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At Penhellis Community Care we are looking for people who have a passion for care to help and support people living in their own homes. Penhellis Community Care is a leading provider of care in Cornwall and are looking for compassionate people to work within our local teams.

Due to the ever increasing demand for our services, we have a continuous need for Healthcare Assistants of all ages to join us in providing high quality health and social care. As a healthcare Assistant your role will play a vital part in the care sector. The role of a health care assistant is to provide care and support in a dignified way whilst promoting independence, enabling people to live their lives in the comfort of their own homes. We operate small local teams from three regional offices in Helston, Roche and Liskeard.

A career with Penhellis Community Care offers long-term employment prospects, with the opportunity for promotion and progression as well as job satisfaction, knowing you can have a positive impact and make a real difference to people’s lives.


We provide care throughout Cornwall and have teams of health care assistants throughout the county. Travel time is kept to a minimum and our healthcare assistants are recruited for the teams local to their homes. Our local teams make a real difference to supporting people in the community.  With your help we can provide quality care and support that’s committed to helping people access the community.

Join us today and benefit from:

• Flexible shifts
• Paid travel time and mileage
• Company car scheme
• Uniform
• Free enhanced DBS check
• 28 days paid annual leave
• Set working hours so you can plan your life around your work
• Competitive rates of pay
• On-going training through our in house training company – South West Skills Academy
• Opportunity to complete NVQ 2 & 3 in Health & Social care which enables job progression
• Company pension

We are a living wage foundation employer.

Training
At Penhellis we believe that good training is vital. There is no need for previous experience as we can provide you with all the mandatory training you need and any additional training you want to complete. We run a 5-day care certificate course which is classroom based and followed by a minimum of 2 weeks shadow training. Plus a mandatory NCFE level 2 certificate in the safe handling of medication. Our training is provided in partnership with South West Skills Academy and Cornwall College.

South West Skills Academy provide us with the ability to offer our staff the option to do a level 2 diploma in health and social care with the option to continue to a level 3.

There are ongoing training opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge in selected subjects with nationally recognised Level 2 qualifications with various topics, these include:

  • Understanding Autism,
  • End of Life, Dementia,
  • Infection Control,
  • Diabetes
  • Mental Health,
  • Child Mental Health
  • Counselling

If you are interested in working with us please fill out the form below or request a call back.


Domestic Carers
Many people not requiring personal care can greatly benefit from help with everyday domestic chores...
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Meals Delivered to your door
You can choose a HOT and READY to EAT meal and desert from our extensive menu to be delivered to your door every day or from time to time...
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Laundry Service
In association with Penny's Laundry Service, we offer a low cost, no frills personal laundry service, providing an inexpensive laundry option...
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Service Users

I just wanted to let you know how helpful I find your carers. They have changed my life so much, I now get out of bed and breakfast, shower and dress before they come. i used to stay in bed all day and not eat before they started coming. Carer W has been very helpful plumbing in my washing machine and taking me shopping. Carer P is delightful playing with my cat and always being chatty and just "getting" me. Everyone who has visited has been very professional and added value to my day. Please let everyone know how much I appreciate them.

Kind Regards Mrs M

Service Users

Can I say a great big "Thank you" to you for taking over D’s care. We are impressed with the standard of care he is receiving so far. It is wonderful to know that the level of communication and care that he is getting now at last is so good.

Mrs H

Service Users

please thank you’re wonderful team of carers that helped me look after my husband, the care they provided was first class, you must be really proud of your staff.

Mrs GG

Service Users

A big thank you to all at Penhellis who supported me after I came out of hospital and helped get me back on my feet.

from AT

Staff Reviews

Easy to work for. Excellent training and overall good working environment. Very aware of work balance

Staff Reviews

I have worked for Penhellis Community Care for 4 years now and really enjoy my role within the company. My supervisors are very supportive and I enjoy being a part of their team. I feel the rate of pay is very good and I have good working hours, which are flexible around my home life. I would recommend anyone who enjoys working in care to apply for a role within Penhellis.

Staff Reviews

Penhellis is a good place to work, clients are treated well. Training is regularly updated and you are also given the opportunity to do extra training courses. Clients are treated well. Overall it is a well organised company.