Domiciliary Care Assistant
Wantage, Oxfordshire, England
£10.91 per hour
Unspecified (Full time)
Posting date: 18 November 2021
Salary: £ per hour
Additional salary information: Excellent Benefits
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 17 December 2021
Location: Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX12 9RG
Company: Bupa Care Services
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: RIC02ME#########
Domiciliary Care Assistant
Richmond Letcombe Regis, South Street, Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire, OX12 9RG
As a Domiciliary Care Assistant at a Richmond Village, you'll help residents to truly get the most out of life and in return we'll support you to get the most out of your career. More than just retirement living, Richmond Villages offer an aspirational lifestyle to our residents living onsite in apartments and in our care home - providing them with ongoing support which helps them live life to the full. We're currently looking for Care Assistants at all levels to provide a mix of domiciliary, residential, nursing and dementia care as required at Richmond Letcombe.
Working hours and salary
£ ( Nov, Dec, Jan ) & Excellent Benefits.
Usual Rate after Jan - £
We want to say a big thank you to our frontline colleagues for their fantastic support and commitment and we're going to do this by paying an extra 50p per hour throughout November, December and January, new starters included.
Should you be successfully hired in to this role, we are pleased to be able to offer you a one-off Starter Bonus of £500, as a thank you for deciding to join Bupa Care Services. The Starter Bonus will be paid to you in the next available pay run once you have completed four weeks' service and will be subject to deductions for tax and NI. Ts &Cs Apply.
Full time, 36 hours per week.
Bank contracts also available.
What your typical day involves
Whilst no two days will be the same in this role, as we adapt to the needs of our residents across the village. It's likely you'll be covering a variety of duties across our onsite apartments and onsite care home, such as:
Assisting residents with personal care duties such as bathing, dressing and continence care in their own homes within the Village. Providing the highest standards of care, you'll champion the dignity, and independence of all our residents
Supporting at mealtimes where appropriate; serving meals in their apartments or within the care home. This might involve supporting them to walk, transferring them in a wheelchair or using a hoist
Helping to promote mental and physical activity of residents through hobbies, interests or activities within the village
Answering emergency calls when care alert system is activated
Working with the Domiciliary Care Manager and other external professionals such as GPs, Chiropodists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists where appropriate
Admin duties: keeping accurate records - maintaining full documentation at all times to show care given, activities and any changes to their health
Who we're looking for
Ideally, you'll have experience of working in a care/dementia setting or you may have a Level 3 in Health & Social Care (or equivalent), however, this isn't essential as full training will be provided. Above all, you'll be passionate about caring for others, respecting people's choices and always putting their safety and welfare first. A great listener with a positive outlook, you're confident talking to both residents and their families and understand that confidentiality is very important in what we do. Always ready to lead by example and support the wider team, you'll deliver care with dignity and compassion and work to put a smile on our residents' faces every day.
What we'll offer you in return
Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development, access to internal apprenticeship schemes
Your DBS Check (£44) 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
Health & wellbeing tools; including Be Me App, Healthy Minds, Gym Pass & discounted health assessments
Shopping Discounts (via Xexec)
Free flu vaccine
*Only available to permanent employees where Healthroster is used. The above benefits are for permanent employees only - please speak to us about the benefits available for bank workers.
Who we are
Situated just 2 miles from the picturesque market town of Wantage and close to the beautiful University City of Oxford, Richmond Letcombe Regis is easily accessible from the M4 motorway.
The small Oxfordshire village of Letcombe Regis c1086 is nestled at the foot of the Berkshire Downs and close to Lambourn, often referred to as 'The Valley of the Racehorse' and famous as the second largest centre of racehorse training in England.
For more than 20 years Richmond have been at the forefront of luxury retirement living and part of Bupa; a leading healthcare group. Bupa run care homes, health centres, dental centres and hospitals all over the world, as well as providing insurance to over 16 million people and their purpose is simple - helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Richmond Villages is part of Bupa. Bupa is committed to ensuring that every applicant is assessed for employment, promotion and development solely based on personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.
Here you'll be welcomed. We champion diversity and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve. You'll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose - helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.
Please note, this role is not at or above RQF Level 3 and therefore is ineligible for sponsorship under the UK's Points Based Immigration System.