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Care assistant

What does the role involve?

As a Care assistant your role is to attend to our residents personal care, from getting residents ready for the day ahead to helping with meal times. You will make sure all their physical and emotional needs are met in a way that’s caring, kind and respectful. The personal care you give will include washing, personal hygiene, dressing and helping with eating. You will get to know our residents individually and their families so you can find out how a resident likes to do things. Perhaps they like an early morning cup of tea or spending time in the garden each day? It will be your job to know what keeps our residents happy.

You will support individual and group based activities and will promote independence and choice for our residents. Working as a team with nurses and all care home staff, you will keep residents’ personal care plans up to date to ensure all staff understand a resident’s care needs and preferences at all times.

What is it that makes this role so fulfilling?

It takes a special person to be a Bupa Care assistant. It is physically and emotionally demanding, but it can also be an incredibly rewarding career. There is lots of job satisfaction as well as good opportunities to progress your career if you would like to.

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