Senior Care Assistant - Nights

Bedford Citizens Housing Association, BCHA, is housing and care provider in Bedford. We are a small organisation who are committed to providing high quality care, support and housing in Bedford. We have wide range of stock including a registered care home, extra care housing, sheltered housing and general needs housing.

BCHA is seeking experienced Senior Carer to deliver excellent care to the residents of Bedford Charter House, our brand new Care Home on Kimbolton Road. The successful candidates will need to be qualified to at least NVQ level 3 and have recent medications training.

In return we offer a great working environment in new purpose built building, a friendly team and the ability to make a significant positive contribution to the lives of our residents.

In addition, with a wide range of benefits to employees:

  • Generous annual leave starting at 28 days
  • Travel expenses
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Contributory salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Employee attendance bonus scheme
  • Annual employee award scheme
  • Free life assurance cover
  • Ongoing training and development programmes

Main duties and responsibilities:


To lead one of the care teams providing personal care and support to residents to ensure residents lead an active and fulfilling life. Contribute to the supervision and development of the care staff.


To assist residents according to their needs and wishes with personal care including washing, toileting, dressing, undressing, continence control and at mealtimes


To be responsible for the administration of drugs medication on your section and assist with ordering and stock takes.


To carry out assessments for new residents and prepare Care Plans for new residents and keep them up to date including handover notes.


To care for residents who are unwell or dying, under supervision.


To attend handover meetings for your section promptly at the beginning of each shift. To give handover.


Following training to act within the legal and regulatory requirements covering care homes, including:

Care Standards Act

Health & Safety requirements

Fire regulations


To be aware of, and comply with, Bedford Charter House and Bedford Citizens' Housing Association's Policies and Procedures.


Ensure that all visitors to BCHA receive a warm and professional welcome. Make sure that any questions received from relatives of residents are answered accurately, referring to a Manager where appropriate any questions which you cannot answer.


Reporting to the Care Home Manager any concerns regarding the health and wellbeing of residents and liaison with health care professionals including booking appointments for residents when appropriate.


To assist in providing mental and physical stimulation for residents


Assist with duties in the dining room, kitchen or laundry as and when required.


To ensure residents have sufficient toiletries, clothing etc and advise relatives when such items need replacing


Demonstrate an up-to-date knowledge of SOVA & MCA requirements and work within these guidelines at all times.


To undertake training as required to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of the role

Any other duties or variations to the above duties that may be reasonably required by BCHA from time to time: