Care Assistant (Days)
The Sidcup Care Home
Hatherley Rd, Sidcup DA14 4BG
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 The Sidcup care home in Sidcup.
Working hours and salary
£8.72 per hour dependent upon experience, capabilities and qualifications
Shift patterns: 8am – 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 night. This might involve supporting them to walk, transferring them in a wheel chair or using a hoist. 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
Repositioning residents throughout the night 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
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
Located in the heart of Sidcup, with great transport links, The Sidcup offers residential and nursing care as well as being able to support those living with Parkinson’s. The home has a real family feel and the team are passionate about providing person centred care, championing dignity and independence. As part of the team, you’re supported from day one to learn and develop with regular non-mandatory and offsite training, team meetings and employee of the month awards.
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.
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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.