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Senior Care Assistant – The Old Rectory

Stalbridge, Dorset

Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £11.00 to £11.45 /hour

 

The Old Rectory, a residential care home in Stalbridge, Dorset, is looking for a Senior Care Assistant to join its highly professional team of Carers.

Working for Bramley Care

At Bramley Care we pride ourselves in the standard of care we deliver. Bramley Care prides itself on being a Care Provider with a difference. We want to provide the very highest standard of care to all our clients, and to do that, we know we need to recruit and retain the very best Care Assistants. We hope that the support we provide to our loyal team of Care Assistants is second to none.

We also ensure that you are fully prepared for every client, whatever their needs. If you need additional training, we will provide it.

Is Bramley Care a good company to work for?

We certainly hope so. Bramley Care is a small, family-run business, consisting of two luxury residential care homes and a home care agency. At Bramley Care, we hold regular events to bring all our staff together (Covid-19 permitting), such as Christmas meals and summer barbecues. Each Christmas, all of our staff receive a fantastic Christmas hamper, we have regular awards for staff who have shown particular dedication, and we also offer bonuses and tokens to show our appreciation for hard work and loyalty.

Here are a few of the other benefits you will get if you work for Bramley Care:

· Free DBS check.
· Workplace pension.
· 20 days annual leave (pro rata), plus bank holidays.
· £300 Refer-A-Friend bonus scheme.
· Uniform provided free of charge.
· Shopping Discounts (via Perkpal).

Will Bramley Care support me in my career development?

At Bramley Care, as well as providing the very best standards of care and service to our residents and clients, staff development is extremely important to us. We offer a comprehensive training package to QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care and encourage all our staff to study beyond this if they are keen to progress to management roles.

At Bramley Care we have a strong culture of staff training and improvement. Many of our staff have gained their career foundations with us and moved on to exciting jobs in the health sector, but we are also very keen to promote internally and encourage our Care Assistants to take on additional responsibilities, giving them opportunities for promotion to Senior Carer roles. Several of our Senior Managers have worked their way up from Care Assistant roles and as a result our staff retention is very high. Our commitment to staff development is vitally important to our ethos and is reflected in our CQC report and the feedback from our Investors in People accreditation.

I’m not sure if being a  Care Assistant is right for me!

It takes a very special person to be a really good Care Assistant. We don’t care a jot about your age, your gender, your race or your religion. What matters to us, and to our clients, is that you have the right personal qualities for the job.

 

The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory is a luxury residential care home, set in a beautiful old building, surrounded by lovely gardens. Our residents enjoy being an integral part of the community in the bustling town of Stalbridge in Dorset, a small picturesque town within the lush green pastures of the Blackmore Vale right next to the old market cross which is said to be one of the finest in the country. Stalbridge has a wonderful community feel to it with the advantage of many local amenities all within walking distance.

The Old Rectory is part of Bramley Care, a small, family-run business, consisting of two luxury residential care homes and a home care agency.

Why don’t you check out the Bramley Care Facebook page  to get a feel for what life is like for our residents and Carers?

What about Covid-19?

Our existing staff have all been vaccinated against Covid-19 and any new staff would be vaccinated as soon as this could be arranged. Our staff are given ongoing practical and emotional support to help them cope with the current challenges. We always ensure that our staff are fully provided with all the PPE they need to ensure not only their own safety but the safety of our clients as well.

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What hours would I need to work?

This role is for 30 hours each week, working a variety of early and late shifts, including alternate weekends, on a two week, rolling-rota basis.Our early shifts run from 7am to 2pm and our late shifts run from 2pm to 9pm.

What would I get paid?

The salary for this role ranges from £11 to £11.45, depending on your skills and experience.

What skills and experience would I need?

For this role, ideally you will already have a minimum of three years’ experience as a Care Assistant. We would also like to you have a QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care, but if you don’t, you must be willing to work towards it, which we will be happy to support you with. This role also requires one day per fortnight of admin work, so it is important that you are computer literate. What is most essential is that you have a truly caring nature, and that you are reliable, trustworthy and well organised. You are someone who cares for others and wants to make a real difference to our residents’ lives. You understand that there will be challenging days, but that you will also have many truly enjoyable times with our residents and your fellow Carers. You will have really good communication skills and will enjoy working as part of a friendly team. You will really value the rewarding moments you have with our residents and will always strive to provide the highest standards of care, ensuring that you show the utmost respect to our residents at all times, championing their dignity and independence.

What to expect…

As a Senior Care Assistant, no two days would ever be the same. You would take responsibility for the care home during your shift, which might involve dealing with any emergency situations that arise and would definitely involve handling medication.

You would manage the handover from the Senior Care Assistant on the shift preceding yours and then again at the end of your shift. During your shift, you would lead and direct the other Care staff, assigning tasks to them depending on what needed to be done. As well as directing the Care staff, you would also assist residents with personal care duties, such as bathing, dressing, toileting and incontinence care.

You would take an interest in the residents, helping them to live as full and enjoyable a life as their health permits.

You would help with the running of the home and assist with cleaning communal areas if time permitted, as well as carrying out certain administrative duties, such as updating residents’ care charts.

You would support residents at mealtimes, helping to serve meals and assisting residents to the dining room. You might be asked to join in with our entertainment staff to help with planned activities, such as arts and crafts, or maybe even accompany residents on day trips outside the home.

How to apply

Email us … If you have a current CV please attach this or if not, just tell us a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in joining us.  Make sure you include your preferred contact information and we will soon be in touch.