Senior Care Assistant


Senior Care Assistant

Cottenham Court Care Home

High St, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8SS

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 Cottenham Court care home in Cottenham, Cambridge.

Working hours and salary

Up to £10.50 per hour on experience and capabilities
Shift Patterns: 8am 8pm / 8pm -8am /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. 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
Administering medication in line with the Bupa medication policy and assist in keeping accurate records
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 (day shift only)
Repositioning residents 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, you’ll likely have an NVQ3 in care or equivalent and will need to complete Bupa medication awareness training. 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 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

Outside of Cambridge, Cottenham Court sits five miles north of the centre in the small village of Cottenham. Public transport links can be limited so the home can offer support with transport getting to and from work. The home provides residential care championing dignity, independence and person centred care. With a real family feel, there’s a genuine desire to support the team and encourage progression from within. You’ll have a dedicated mentor to welcome and support you during your first days, there’s a free breakfast if you have to leave home early and twilight shifts available for those with child care commitments. It’s a home that values diversity, its people and their opinions. 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.

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: COT00L5_1593428958
Salary: £9.29 - £10.50 per hour + Bupa benefits
Salary From: £9.29
Salary To: £10.50
Job Industries: Social Care
Job Locations: Cambridgeshire
Job Types: Permanent
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