Senior Care Assistant


Senior Care Assistant (Days & Nights)
Tenterden House Care Home

Lye Ln, St Albans AL2 3TN

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 Tenterden House care home in St Albans.

Working hours and salary
Up to £10.50 per hour dependent on experience, capabilities & qualifications
Shift Patterns: 7:30am – 8pm/ 7.30am to 2pm/ 2pm to 8pm / 8pm to 7.30am
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
  • 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 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

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, Tenterden House in Bricket Wood has a friendly, community feel where the team are passionate about providing person centred care promoting dignity and independence among residents. Sitting in 13 acres, the home offers short or long term care for the elderly and those living with neurological conditions including brain injuries, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy and MS. 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: TEN00AI_1599690082
Salary: £8.72 - £9.29 per hour + Bupa benefits
Salary From: £8.72
Salary To: £9.29
Job Industries: Social Care
Job Locations: St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Job Types: Permanent
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