Care Assistant (Days) – Experience Required

Care Assistant (Days – Experience Required)

Fountains Lodge Care Home

13-17 London Rd, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells TN4 0RJ

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 Fountains Lodge care home in Tunbridge Wells.

Working hours and salary
Must have care experience either in community or care home capacity
Up to £10.29 per hour dependent upon experience, qualifications and capabilities
Shift patterns: 8AM – 8PM
Full time/part time

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, with experience working in a care setting. From your experience, you’ll know there will be challenging days, but you’ll you also know you will laugh, joke, listen and make lasting memories with our residents as you get to know them. 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
* 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 workplace pension, life assurance & bereavement support
* 28 days annual leave (inclusive of statutory bank holidays)
* Hot meal provided on a 12-hour shift
* Refer a friend bonus scheme
* Uniform provided
* Health & wellbeing tools; including Be Me App, Healthy Minds, Gym Pass & discounted health assessments
* Shopping Discounts (via Xexec)
* Cash plan (after 2 years’ service) giving you the ability to claim on more everyday items such as dental, optical and private prescriptions.
* Free flu vaccine
*Only available to permanent employees where HealthRoster is used.

About our home

Outside Tunbridge Wells in Southborough just off London Road, Fountains Lodge has great transport links with regular buses into Tunbridge Wells. Recently refurbished, the home provides care in both a residential and nursing setting with end of life support when required. With a real family feel, the team are passionate about providing person centred care, championing dignity and independence – organising a wide variety of activities meaning there’s no typical day here. As part of the team, you’re supported from day one to learn and develop with regular training and team meetings.
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.

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: FOU00BX_1602689136
Salary: £9.29 - £10.29 per hour + Bupa benefits
Salary From: £9.29
Salary To: £10.29
Job Industries: Social Care
Job Locations: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Job Types: Permanent
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