Care Assistant

BCHA is seeking a number of experienced Care Assistants to deliver excellent care to the residents of Bedford Charter House, our brand new Care Home on Kimbolton Road. Ideally, the successful candidates will be qualified to at least NVQ level 2 and have recent medications training. However, training can be provided and BCHA will support staff who wish to undertake qualifications.

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


After training, to use equipment provided for moving, handling and weighing residents correctly


To treat all residents with dignity and respect at all times


To be the Key Worker for specific residents


To be responsible when trained, for administering drugs


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


To maintain accurate and comprehensive Care Plan Records in accordance with your responsibilities and instructions.


To attend handover meetings promptly at the beginning of each shift.


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

Care Standards Act

Health & Safety requirements

Fire Regulations.


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


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 any questions which you cannot answer.


To assist in providing mental and physical stimulation for residents


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


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: