Domiciliary Care Assistant

  • Bupa
  • Wantage OX12, UK
  • 27 Feb, 2024

Job Description

Requisition Title

 : Domiciliary Care Assistant

Job Number:

  RIC04KF
Richmond Letcombe Regis 
South Street Letcombe Regis
 Oxfordshire OX12 9JY
Location Status : On site
Salary Amount : 12. 45

Description

 

Job Title: Domiciliary Care Assistant (on site)

Location: Richmond Village Letcombe Regis, South Street, Letcombe Regis, OX12 9RG

Salary range: £12. 45 per hour

We are committed to our employees and have introduced a recent pay increase, these pay rates will rise again in April 2024

Shift Pattern - 2 week rolling roster - alternate weekends

Shift  times - Early 07:45 - 14:00, Late 13.45 - 20:00, Long day 07:45 - 20:00

Contract:Permanent, full or part time hours available 

Welcome Bonus: £500 Welcome Bonus

Should you be successfully hired into this role, we are pleased to be able to offer you a one-off Starter Bonus of £500 as a thank you for deciding to join Bupa Care Services. The Starter Bonus will be paid to you in the next available pay run once you have completed four weeks’ service and will be subject to deductions for tax and NI. Ts &Cs Apply.

We make health happen

Here at Bupa we support those when they need it the most. Richmond Villages are our retirement village provider. They deliver person-centred care, supporting independence and honouring choice to help our residents live their best lives.

As a Domiciliary Care Assistant, you’ll help residents to truly get the most out of life and in return we’ll support you to get the most out of your career. We’re currently looking for Assistants at all levels to provide a mix of domiciliary, residential, nursing and dementia care as required.

You can count on a thorough induction when you start to help you settle into your new role followed by ongoing training and development including access to apprenticeships.

This also includes access to our online portal which has a variety of resources to aid personal development & free access LinkedIn's online learning platform.

You’ll help us make health happen by:

Whilst no two days will be the same in this role, as we adapt to the needs of our residents across the village. It’s likely you’ll be covering a variety of duties across our onsite apartments and onsite care home, such as:

  • Assisting residents with personal care duties such as bathing, dressing and continence care in their own homes within the Village. Providing the highest standards of care, you’ll champion the dignity, and independence of all our residents
  • Supporting at mealtimes where appropriate; serving meals in their apartments or within the care home. This might involve supporting them to walk, transferring them in a wheelchair or using a hoist
  • Helping to promote mental and physical activity of residents through hobbies, interests or activities within the village
  • Answering emergency calls when care alert system is activated
  • Working with the Domiciliary Care Manager and other external professionals such as GPs, Chiropodists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists where appropriate
  • Admin duties: keeping accurate records - maintaining full documentation at all times to show care given, activities and any changes to their health

Key Skills / Qualifications needed for this role:

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

You have experience of working in a care or dementia setting or you may have a Level 3 in Health & Social Care (or equivalent), but above all, you’ll be passionate about caring for others, respecting people’s choices and always putting their safety and welfare first. A great listener with a positive outlook, you’re confident talking to both residents and their families and understand that confidentiality is very important in what we do. Always ready to lead by example and support the wider team, you’ll deliver care with dignity and compassion and work to put a smile on our residents’ faces every day.

Benefits

Our benefits are designed to make health happen for our people. Viva is our global wellbeing programme and includes all aspects of our health – from mental and physical, to financial, social and environmental wellbeing. We support flexible working and have a range of family friendly benefits.

Joining Bupa in this role you will receive the following benefits and more:

  • My Healthcare - Quick, easy access to support, advice, and treatment for a variety of health-related issues, including remote GP, physiotherapy, and mental health support – all available from one phone number 24/7.
  • Annual allowance which you can redeem against a menu of Bupa healthcare products, all to the approximate value of £350
  • Free meal with every shift
  • Holidays - 20 days + Bank Holidays
  • Long Service - For every milestone at Bupa we will reward you with ecards, extra holidays and money!
  • Interest- free annual travel Loan to enable the purchase of public transport annual season tickets.
  • Wagestream - Have early access up to 40% of your earned wages within minutes.
  • We offer a range of Bupa pension plans – Find out more on our career site
  • Parental Leave - We have schemes for adoption, birth parents and co parents - Find out more on our career site
  • Menopause Plan - Specifically designed to empower women to seek advice, choose their treatment and take control of their health.
  • Access to discounts at a wide variety of gyms and fitness facilities across the UK

Why Bupa?

We’re a health insurer and provider. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. Our people are all driven by the same purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world. We make health happen by being brave, caring and responsible in everything we do.

We encourage all of our people to “Be you at Bupa”, we champion diversity, and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve.  That’s why we especially encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. We’ll make sure you are treated fairly and offer reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process to anyone that needs them.

Unposting Date

 : Ongoing
Care Home Postcode : OX12 9RG

Job:

 : Care

Salary

£12.45 per hour