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Residential Care Officer

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £21166 to £24799 pro rata per annum (Grade F)
Birchwood Care Home, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Part Time
33 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
26/06/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

West Berkshire Council is looking to recruit a Residential Care officer administrator to join our staff team at Birchwood Care Home which provides nursing care and care for frail elderly residents, some with dementia and challenging behaviour.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills, who is ready for a challenge, has empathy for older people, commitment and a values based approach to their work.

As a provider of services we aim to offer a friendly, safe and secure environment for our residents, whose needs are always our top priority.  Services are delivered within the context of our values; Respect, Inclusion, Compassion and Empowerment. Those values dictate how we support our residents, their families and each other.

The person working in this position will have a key responsibilities:

  • To manage shifts by leading and working alongside the care team in delivering good quality care in accordance with residents’ care plans
  • To assist the senior leadership team in ensuring the smooth running of the home on a day to day basis
  • To contribute to the overall quality of the home and quality of life of the residents.

It is vital therefore that you are friendly, approachable and able to cope calmly and sensitively in all situations. We are looking for an Residential Care Officer who can work as an integral part of the team which is always striving to improve standards within the home. Your work will be varied, as you will have daily contact with residents, families, staff, external professionals.

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.

Please Contact Carla Kell Home manager on 01635 33967 for an informal chat about this role.

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 complete an online application form.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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