Providing Care for the Elderly since 1945

Carer - full time

Three of our staff are retiring after working at BBCH for 35, 22 and 11 years respectively, so we are looking for carers who want to deliver excellent, personlised care for 35 hours per week.

We provide extensive and continuous training, a good salary (£7.27 per hour base rate, £10.91 per hour on weekends for an average of £8.08 per hour), a generous pension plan and a  great working environment. Please apply .

If you have any questions, please call one of our care managers on 01323 483613 or email care@bbch.co.uk.

click here to apply online

or download a 

Word Staff-Application-Form 

or

 PDF Staff-Application-Form

CARE ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION 

Accountable to: Care Manager

Aim of Homes:

To help residents to enjoy life to the full, have peace of mind and a sense of security in familiar surroundings in their closing years. This is the residents’ home and this must always be remembered.

Purpose of the position:

To work as part of a care team.  Providing a caring situation offering all physical and stimulatory assistance, ensuring well being and comfort to all residents. Treating residents as individuals and promoting independence.

At BBCH we pride ourselves in providing the highest standards of care in a clean, safe and stimulating environment. The care team is central to this as it ensures we provide a caring situation offering all physical and stimulatory assistance, ensuring well being and comfort to all resident’s, treating residents as individuals and promoting independence.

Care Assistant Duties:

Central to every member of staff’s role is to assist the team in their duties, both within the care team as well as other members of staff. Specific duties within the care team include:

  • Help residents with daily living tasks, promoting independence and individuality
  • Be a Keyworker to a named group of residents
  • Assist residents with a personal hygiene requirements e.g. getting up and getting ready for bed, bathing, washing, dressing/undressing, toileting, nail care
  • Give total care and carry out duties as instructed by Senior Staff or members of the Primary Health Care Team (GPs and Nurses), including:

Make and change beds

Serve residents, relatives and visitors with refreshments

Help serve at meal times

Escort and support residents to/from appointments

Do daily routine jobs carried out by Care Staff

Participate in social activities for residents which enhance their quality of life

Help compile and maintain individual care plans

Give care according to care plans

Make sure your care notes on care plans are up to date

Report urgent items at Staff handovers

Refer enquiries regarding residents to Senior Staff

Maintain confidentiality at all times

 

Personal:

Your personal presentation is important, so we have summarised some key points:

  • Take care of your appearance
  • Wear uniform as required, flat suitable shoes, no jewellery (with exception of wedding rings,) minimum make up may be worn, hair to be neat and tidy
  • Protective clothing is provided for dealing with certain duties in care area (tabards, plastic apron and gloves)
  • Understand the importance of keeping fit and healthy
  • Promote a high standard of personal hygiene and behaviour.  Working well with other staff in our care team!

 

General:

  1. Care is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so you will be required to attend on weekends or bank holidays. You will always have two days off each week.
  2. You will be expected to participate in Homes fund raising activities such as the Summer Fayre and Coffee Mornings. If these fall outside normal working hours you are still expected to actively participate without remuneration (no more than 3 times a year).
  3. You will ensure the highest Health and Safety standards are maintained at all times for yourself, the residents and other staff or visitors.
  4. Keep motivated, attend staff meetings, training courses and supervisions as required.
  5. Comply with all Homes policies and procedures. Be polite and courteous to residents, relatives, colleagues and visitors to the Homes
  6. Take on any task reasonably requested whether it fits into your job description or not. Be prepared to give a little more than is always required.

 

Hours:

You will be expected to work 35 a week spread over 5 days on a rota including weekends and bank holidays. You will be provided with a fixed rota, though this may change from time to time as staffing requirements change.

You are  expected to report for duty 10 minutes before the specified time, in a fit condition to carry out all required duties.

 

Person specification:

Knowledge and experience:

Experience of working in a care home or similar environment desirable
Understanding of Person-Centered care essential
An awareness of CQC regulations desirable

Skills and attributes:

Willingness to take and complete the care certificate within 12 weeks essential
NVQ2 or similar desirable
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and different staff teams essential
Effective communication skills, verbal and written essential
Planning, admin and organisational skills with ability to prioritise workload effectively desirable
Affinity with IT systems essential
Understanding issues of confidentiality essential
Understanding and awareness of the needs of the elderly essential

click here to apply online or Download a Word Staff-Application-Form  or

 PDF Staff-Application-Form