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Live-in Care Assistant

Job Reference: 00176750
Date Posted: 01 November 2017
Employer: Bluebird Care
Location: Bedfordshire
Salary: £542.50 to £682.50 Per Week
Sector: Health Services
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 28 December 2017

Job Description

Bluebird Care (Bedford) are looking to expand their fast growing live-in care assistant team. We are looking for people who are dedicated and passionate about making a difference to other people's lives and who want a career they can be proud of. If this sounds like you then this could be the right opportunity to get your career started with Bluebird Care.

The Role:

The role of live-in care assistant is similar to other care assistants, with one exception, you are not a visitor you are in the privileged position of living within the customer's home. This allows you to build a unique relationship with your customer and become a part of their household. The service gives customers and family members the reassurance of 24 hour support in the comfort of their own homes. However as a live-in care assistant you will not be expected to be on duty for 24 hours a day, you will have pre-arranged rest breaks.

The role is not without its challenges. You will need to be patient and kind and able to deal with our customers emotional and physical needs. You will need to be able to adapt to the unexpected, as you may be supporting someone at the end of their life or who's medical condition makes their behaviour challenging. You will need to be able to listen well and communicate effectively, a good level of English is required so you can support our customers and enable them to stay in touch with the things that matter most. You will also need to be able to stay calm and think clearly in a crisis, ensuring you provide the customer with the best care possible at all times.

About Bluebird Care (Bedford)

As a live-care assistant you are able to build a special relationship with your customer. This can be extremely rewarding and offers immense job satisfaction. Our customers rely upon their live-in care assistant for support in all areas of their daily lives. You will work as part of a fabulous caring team of staff who provide tailored support for our customers in their own homes.

Working for Bluebird Care (Bedford) means that you will be part of a family run business who places an emphasis on providing first class care and support to their customers. We believe in supporting our employees and offering them as many opportunities to progress and develop their career as possible. We have a fantastic training programme in place, which you will complete as part of your 12 week induction, we then offer the opportunity to further develop your skills through specialised training courses and through Health and Social Care qualifications levels 2-5. We are always looking for talented individuals who are eager and keen to learn new skills and develop their career with us.

Experience and understanding of adult social care is an advantage but not necessary as full training is provided, as well continuing support from our management team through weekly one to one meetings and bi-monthly team meetings.

Salary starts at £542.50/week going up to £682.50/week dependent upon the level of care required.

Travel expenses incurred during your placement will be paid in full. Travel allowance going to and from your placement maybe available upon request.

All training expenses paid in full. Training will be held in our office just outside of Bedford town centre.

Although the role does not require you to be a driver it is an advantage to have a full UK driving license and your own vehicle.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone to start their career in adult social care. 

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