Only candidates who are fully vaccinated prior to their start date or medically exempt from vaccinations can work within our care homes. This is a legal requirement set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
The starting salary for this role is up to £10.10 per hour.
Barnfield is a purpose built residential home for the elderly, situated close to the town centre and public transport links in Horley and close to Gatwick airport. Barnfield does have onsite free parking. We provide 24 hour residential care to 63 residents.
We have a well established team here at Barnfield led by a manager and deputy and various departments including care team, catering team, housekeeping team.
The home was rated good in our last Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection and has excellent links with the local community.
We provide person centred, holistic care and meet the personal, practical, social and emotional needs of our residents, with a view to creating a supportive and homely atmosphere where residents can achieve their maximum independence, and be involved in decision making.
In this role you will need to keep up to date accurate and legible records including completion of daily notes and care plans and undertake all duties in accordance with company policies, procedures and practise including health and safety at work.
You will develop your skills and knowledge of care by attending and participating in supervisions, monitoring meetings and training courses. You will promote residents' rights, choices and dignity and undertake any duties as directed by your line manager. Excellent communication and observational skills are essential, as is the ability to work well as part of a team, a positive, friendly and proactive attitude and the ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to meet the needs and choices of our residents.
Experience is not required as full training will be given to successful candidates.
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There is currently an open consultation called ‘The Future of the Eight Older People’s Residential Care Homes’ which is running until 5 January 2022. This is a listening exercise, and our overriding priority is the wellbeing of our residents and staff at the homes who we want to involve fully and sensitively in this process. Feedback from this consultation will be collated and considered by Surrey County Council’s Cabinet in Spring 2022. Full details can be found here Surrey County Council - Citizen Space (surreysays.co.uk)
Health & Wellbeing
Surrey County Council champions and promotes wellbeing and support services for all staff. We recognise the past 18 months have been challenging for everyone but particularly those on the front line. Staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme and resources from Surrey Resilience Hub and can request and receive one to one support from our Mental Heath First Aiders or Wellbeing Champions.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31 December 2021. However please note that applications will be shortlisted and interviewed on an ongoing basis and therefore vacancies may be filled before the closing date.
This is a 12 month fixed term contract.
An enhanced DBS Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known a CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
Uniform will be provided.
For an informal discussion please contact Sue Lewis home manager on 01483 404932 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service (pro rata for number of hours worked), a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.