West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Residential Care Officer - Part time (Birchwood Care Home)

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £25,979 to £29,777 per annum, pro rata (Grade F)
Birchwood Care Home, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Part Time
33 and 16.50 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
22/07/2024 at 11:35
04951, 04952, 04987, 04992
Vacancy Description

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in people's lives? Do you have experience in providing high-quality care and support to vulnerable adults? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our dedicated team at West Berkshire Council as a Residential Care Officer.

As a Residential Care Officer, you will report to the Unit Manager and play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and comfort of our residents. You will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the team of Care Practitioners and ensuring the safe and smooth operation of the shift
  • Assisting with daily activities, promoting independence and maintaining a safe environment - this includes undertaking medication administration.
  • Building positive relationships with residents, their families, and other healthcare professionals
  • Maintaining accurate records and contributing to care planning and reviews

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • Previous experience in a similar care role, ideally within a care home setting
  • A compassionate and empathetic nature, with a genuine desire to help others
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently
  • A flexible approach to work, including availability for shift work and occasional weekends

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Gemma Brown on Gemma.Brown3@westberks.gov.uk.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a positive impact on the lives of our residents. Apply now to be considered for this rewarding opportunity.

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

Where possible please use Google Chrome as your preferred internet browser to complete your online application form. This system no longer supports the use of Internet Explorer as a browser which will cause issues when trying to submit your application. 

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