• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Brief overview of the vacancy role

You’re someone that cares for others and wants to make a real difference to people’s lives. With experience working in a care setting, you’ll likely have a Level 3 qualification in care or equivalent and will need to complete Bupa medication awareness training. From your experience, you’ll know there will be challenging days, but you’ll also know you will laugh, joke, listen and make lasting memories with our residents as you get to know them. A great communicator, you’ll enjoy working in a close-knit team that feels like a family, with people from all walks of life. You’ll cherish the rewarding moments you have with our residents each and every day.

Vacancy Description

Whether you’re looking for a permanent home, a respite stay or convalescence, we can help. The latest CQC report called us ‘caring’ and said, ‘staff treated people with kindness and consideration’. Our home is built to account for each resident’s abilities and as part of the team, you’re supported from day one to learn, develop and encouraged to progress.

We know that family can come from anywhere. At Bupa Care Homes, it’s our privilege to care for people – treating each resident as if they were part of our own family. Right now, we’re looking for a caring individual to join our friendly team at Fountains Lodge Care Home in Tunbridge Wells.

What your typical day involves

-Assisting residents with personal care duties such as bathing, dressing, toileting and incontinence care. Providing the highest standards of care, you’ll champion the dignity, and independence of all our residents

-Supporting the Nurse or Senior Care Assistant to complete monthly and weekly checks to monitor the health of our residents and reporting any significant changes

-Administering medication in line with the Bupa medication policy and assist in keeping accurate records

-Supporting at mealtimes: serving meals and transferring residents to the dining room. This might involve supporting them to walk, transferring them in a wheelchair or using a hoist

-Attending planned activities: assisting the team, repositioning, providing care as necessary and taking part in day trips outside the home (day shift only)

-Repositioning residents to ensure they are comfortable and supported

-Admin duties: updating food, fluid and stool charts, supplementary files, daily notes and care plans

Who we’re looking for

You’re someone that cares for others and wants to make a real difference to people’s lives. With experience working in a care setting, you’ll likely have a Level 2 qualification in care or equivalent and will need to complete Bupa medication awareness training. From your experience, you’ll know there will be challenging days, but you’ll also know you will laugh, joke, listen and make lasting memories with our residents as you get to know them. A great communicator, you’ll enjoy working in a close-knit team that feels like a family, with people from all walks of life. You’ll cherish the rewarding moments you have with our residents each and every day.

What’s in it for you?

-Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development, access to internal apprenticeship schemes

-Your DBS Check (£40) paid for

-Access to Wagestream – an app-based service that offers you the choice to be in control of when you access your earnings*

-NEST workplace pension, life assurance & bereavement support

-28 days annual leave (inclusive of statutory bank holidays)

-Hot meal provided on a 12-hour shift

-Refer a friend bonus scheme

-Uniform provided

-Health & wellbeing tools; including Be Me App, Healthy Minds, Gym Pass & discounted health assessments

-Shopping Discounts (via Xexec)

-Cash plan (after 18 months’ service) giving you the ability to claim on more everyday items such as dental, optical and private prescriptions.

-Free flu vaccine

*Only available to permanent employees where HealthRoster is used.

What your apprenticeship will offer:

-You’ll work towards a Level 3 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship – which is equivalent to 5 GCSES!

-You’ll receive day to day training at work and a blended social learning experience for your qualification. This will be delivered on a 121 basis in your workplace by one of our expert coaches every 4-6 weeks via face-to-face visits or remotely over telephone or Microsoft Teams.

-The apprenticeship is a structured, learner and employer focused development programme designed to create opportunities for lifelong knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

At Bupa you’ll be working towards your Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship over the course of 15 months.

Desired personal Qualities

You’re someone that cares for others and wants to make a real difference to people’s lives. You understand there will be challenging days, but you’ll also laugh, have fun, and make lasting memories with our residents. A great communicator, you’ll enjoy working in a close-knit team that feels like a family, with people from all walks of life. You’ll cherish the rewarding moments you have with our residents each and every day.

Future Prospects

Ongoing training and development

Training to be provided

Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3
Functional skills in Maths and English

Product

ZH2 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship L3

Expected duration

15

Paid hours per week

33

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