Are you looking to develop your career and are ready for the next step; do you have a QCF qualification in health and social care, experience of working with older people including those with dementia, excellent communication skills, commitment, a values based approach to your work and a personal drive to improve standards? If so, then you have the ethos and skills we are looking for.
West Berkshire Council is looking to recruit a Residential Care Officer (RCO) for Willows Edge Home which provides residential care for older and infirm people, many with a diagnosis of dementia; we aim to offer a friendly, safe and secure environment in which our residents can live their lives with dignity.
We are looking for a Residential Care Officer who, as part of a senior team, can support the Manager and Assistant Unit Manager with the development of the home and provide advice, guidance and leadership to the staff team. The RCO will have a hands on role running shifts and be responsible for supervising and supporting our staff to deliver the best care possible.
We believe our residents have choices about their care, and we promote independence as much as possible. We aim to offer social and emotional support to our residents in order to meet their individual needs.
As a provider of services we aim to offer a friendly, safe and secure environment. Services are delivered within the context of our values; Respect, Inclusive, Compassion and Empowerment. Those values dictate how we support our residents, their families and each other.
We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days after 5 full years of service.
This role is for a fixed term contract until 01/11/2020 - Maternity cover.
As part of the application process, shortlisted applicants are encouraged to visit the home prior to interviews which are being scheduled for February 2020. Those visits will be by appointment with the Home Manager or Assistant Unit Manager.
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Pooja Dhoot, Home Manager on 01635 45252