Salary: £17,711 - £18,065 per annum pro rata (plus enhancements for evening and weekend working)
Hours: Various Shift Patterns
Closing Date: Rolling Advert to September 2019; applications reviewed as and when received
Interview Date: Rolling Advert; interviews arranged as and when required
More about the role:
We want every resident in our care homes to get the highest standard of care. By giving older people a good quality of life, we’re making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live for all. As a Care Assistant, you’ll be working directly with our residents in Sandy. You’ll find your greatness as you make sure vulnerable people are safe, well and happy.
This is an important role – and you’ll receive our full support including a full training programme and induction. Your main task will be to provide personal care for care home residents. You’ll help with washing and personal hygiene, prepare drinks and snacks, and administer medication if necessary. The key is to consider each person’s physical and emotional needs. Every resident is different and you must respect their individuality. It’s all about creating a friendly, supportive environment – one where people are independent and free to make their own choices.
Ideally, you’ll have worked with elderly people before, including those with dementia or physical disabilities. However, we’re also interested in people with a naturally caring attitude. It’s important you can work as part of a team and keep accurate records. Above all, you must be people-focused and enjoy working with our residents.
Night shifts also come with key responsibilities; you’ll be expected to stay awake and to secure and lock the building. There is also enhanced pay for working weekends and nights.
Join us, and you will have the chance to build your skills with high quality training. Even better, you’ll find your greatness by taking care of older people and enhancing their wellbeing.
At Central Bedfordshire Council, we’re passionate about having a workforce that reflects our community. It’s why we’re committed to creating equal opportunities, so that we always embrace diversity.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.
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Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx