Care Assistant (Days)

Care Assistant (Days)

Eglantine Villa Care Home

Eglantine Ln, Horton Kirby, Dartford DA4 9JL

We know that family can come from anywhere. At Bupa Care Homes, it’s our privilege to care for people – treating each resident as if they were part of our own family. Right now, we’re looking for a caring individual to join our friendly team at Eglantine Villa care home in Dartford.

Working hours and salary
Up to £9.29 per hour dependent upon experience, capabilities & qualifications
Shift Patterns: 8am – 8pm/ 8am – 2pm/ 2pm – 8pm
Full time/part time available

What your typical day involves
  • Assisting residents with personal care duties such as bathing, dressing, toileting and incontinence care throughout the day. Providing the highest standards of care, you’ll champion the dignity, and independence of all our residents
  • Supporting the Nurse or Senior Care Assistant to complete monthly and weekly checks to monitor the health of our residents and reporting any significant changes
  • Supporting at meal times: serving meals and transferring residents to the dining room. This might involve supporting them to walk, transferring them in a wheelchair or using a hoist
  • Attending planned activities: assisting the team, repositioning, providing care as necessary and taking part in day trips outside the home
  • Repositioning residents throughout the day to ensure they are comfortable and supported
  • Admin duties: updating food, fluid and stool charts, supplementary files, daily notes and care plans
Who we’re looking for

You’re someone that cares for others and wants to make a real difference to people’s lives. Ideally, you have some experience in a care environment, although this is not as essential, as training is provided. You understand there will be challenging days, but you’ll also laugh, have fun and make lasting memories with our residents. A great communicator, you’ll enjoy working in a close-knit team that feels like a family, with people from all walks of life. You’ll cherish the rewarding moments you have with our residents each and every day.

What’s in it for you?
  • Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development, access to internal apprenticeship schemes such as the NVQ in Health & Social Care
  • Your DBS Check (£44) paid for
  • Access to Wagestream – an app-based service that offers you the choice to be in control of when you access your earnings*
  • NEST work place pension and Life assurance
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of statutory bank holidays)
  • Hot meal provided on a 12-hour shift
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme
  • Uniform provided
  • Smile Everyday+ – a health and well-being package giving access to 24/7 health lines along with access to a Physiotherapist for muscle, joint and bone support
  • Retailer discounts, including interest free travel ticket loans, discounted gym membership and discounts on Bupa dental care
  • Free flu vaccine
*Only available to permanent employees where HealthRoster is used.

About our home

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, Eglantine Villa in Dartford has a friendly feel where the team are passionate about providing person centred care and each month they celebrate the teams hard work by choosing an employee of the month. Eglantine Villa itself sits in large gardens and offers residential and nursing care as well as support for those living with Dementia and Parkinson’s. As part of the team, you’re supported from day one to learn, develop and encouraged to progress.
Who we are

As a leading healthcare group, we run care homes, retirement villages, health centres, dental centres and hospitals all over the world. As well as providing insurance to over 16 million people. We’re a big company but no matter what business area you’re in, our purpose is simple – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

And we have belief in you to help us achieve it.

Want to know more? Check us out on Facebook and Twitter by searching for Bupa UK Careers.

Why work in social care

When you work in social care, it’s no secret that you’ll need to be kind natured and make the residents your top priority. The people you care for become part of your life and you’ll become part of theirs – that’s what makes a career in social care so unique. At Bupa we’ll never hold you back and as there are plenty of opportunities to progress and develop, there’s never been a better time to join us.

Bupa is committed to ensuring that every applicant is assessed for employment, promotion and development solely based on personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Job Information

Job Reference: EGL00B3_1589977871
Salary: £8.71 - £9.29 per hour + Bupa benefits
Salary From: £8.71
Salary To: £9.29
Job Industries: Social Care
Job Locations: Swanley, Kent
Job Types: Permanent
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