West Berkshire Council is looking to recruit Day and Night Dementia/Care Practitioners for its four residential homes;
- Notrees - Kintbury
- Willows Edge - Newbury
- Birchwood - Newbury
- Walnut Close - Thatcham
Each Care Home has frail elderly residents, some with dementia, physical disabilities and challenging behaviour, for which we aim to offer a friendly, safe and secure environment. 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.
We are looking for people who are patient, caring, and reliable, who also share our four core values Respect, Inclusion, Compassion and Empowerment. These values are central to everything we do, and are core to the delivery of our service.
We also offer the opportunity for staff to undertake the Care Certificate and Level 2 or 3 Diploma (previously known as NVQ) in adult care. Specialist qualifications such as the Level 2 Certificate in Dementia plus a range of other training opportunities including the Emergency First Aid Certificate.
You are required to work a designated shift pattern and alternate weekends to cover the care home rota. We would prefer candidates with some knowledge and experience in this work, but we would be willing to train the right applicant. All applicants will complete a full induction and training.
If you would like to be considered for a Day and Night Dementia/Care Practitioners role at any of these care homes, please contact Lisa Beith on 01635 33967 to arrange an interview.
You will be asked to complete an application form if you are considered a suitable applicant for the role. Please refer to the additional downloads attached to this advert which contain guidance regarding the documents and information you are required to bring to the interview.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
The annual salary range is £16,863 -£19,819 Grade CD, pro rata, per annum.
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 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.
Previous applicants need not apply.
West Berkshire Council is proud to support the government’s ‘Every Day is Different’ national recruitment campaign, promoting the range of career opportunities in the adult social care sector. You can access more information on www.everydayisdifferent.com
Be sure to also visit the Working for Care in West Berkshire pages to find out what different types of roles we recruit to, the services we provide, how to develop your career and read how our care staff feel about their roles and how they have progressed in their career with us.