Care Assistant

Recruiter
Location
Croydon
Salary
Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
Posted
12 Mar 2018
Closes
12 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Hours
Full Time

If you’re passionate about providing the very best care in a residential care home setting, consider a move to Bupa Care Homes. We provide expert nursing, dementia, residential and specialist care to around 9,000 people in over 140 UK homes. Our aim? To help each and every one of our residents to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Right now, we’re looking for an enthusiastic and committed Carer to join the team at our home in Croydon, Surrey. Whether providing long or short-term care that includes convalescence, respite and palliative care, our focus is on providing the highest quality service at all times. Is yours?

Originally an elegant private residence, our home has been sympathetically refurbished and modernised to offer the standards of care and hygiene you associate with the Bupa name. Situated a short distance from Croydon in a peaceful neighbourhood, we are surrounded by over an acre of landscaped gardens.

Responsibilities

  • Working under the guidance of a Registered Nurse
  • Taking responsibility for the physical and emotional well-being and social needs of our residents
  • Assisting residents with personal care activities such as washing, personal hygiene, dressing and assisting with meals
  • Providing physical and mental stimulation by taking part in recreational and social activities with residents, both individually and as a group
  • Helping to maintain accurate records
  • Undertaking ongoing training
  • Getting involved in welcoming and training new staff
  • Generally promoting our residents’ independence, choice, dignity and respect by delivering the very best standards of care

About You

  • Some experience in a care environment is ideal
  • NVQ1 in Care, although this is not as essential as your genuine desire to develop a career in this field
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a dedicated team
  • Respectful, courteous and compassionate nature
  • Willingness to undertake any aspects of care or non-care duties
  • A belief in giving your personal best at all times
  • Striving for continuous improvement

Benefits

  • Competitive starting salary with the opportunity to increase this through training and development
  • Refer a friend payments of up to £1000
  • Smile Everyday - a health and wellbeing package available to all permanent employees giving access to 24/7 health lines along with online wellbeing tools
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free flu vaccine
  • Discounts on Bupa dental
  • Interest free travel ticket loans
  • Free onsite Parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Child care vouchers
  • We cover the cost of your DBS Check (£44)
  • Comprehensive induction
  • On-going training and development
  • Access to rewards, offers and discounts
  • Hot meal provided on a 12 hour shift
  • Uniform provided
  • Pension and Life Assurance scheme available
  • 20 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
  • Recognition schemes including Everyday Heroes and annual National Care Home Awards

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