How you'll make a difference

Alexandra Way Care Home is owned and run by South Gloucestershire Council and provides accommodation and personal care for older people assessed as in need of residential care. Alexandra Way can accommodate up to 43 residents.   
 
In these extraordinary times you really can make a difference to the vulnerable residents living in our care home.  You will be a valuable member of the team, ensuring the comfort and safety of those who need our assistance. 
 
You will make a difference by developing and maintaining a supported living environment for elderly residents.  This job is very rewarding, you will help them keep their independence whilst providing physical, social and emotional support.
 
We would welcome applications from those wanting to work full time or part time as we offer a combination of shifts.  Our core hours are 7am to 10pm but we can be flexible on your start and end times.
 
What will you be doing?
 
  • Your main role will be to support and assist the residents in their personal care needs in accordance with their individual support plans and supporting those experiencing a change in their care requirements. This may involve helping them at meal times or administering/ assisting them with taking their medication.
  • You will help people to maintain and develop their personal skills and will use your caring and creative personality in delivering a variety of activity programmes to promote independence. 
  • You will be expected to maintain appropriate records including daily record and support plans.  Any changes to these plans, part of your job will be to support the individual to enable them to maintain and develop their personal skills.

What we need from you

  • Be committed to obtain a relevant vocational qualification, if not already achieved, e.g. NVQ 2 or equivalent.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional care groups and external contacts e.g. GPs, nursing services, and emergency services.
  • The ability and knowledge to manage challenging behaviour.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of specialist equipment and an awareness of manual handling techniques.
Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post.
 
Due to the nature of this role and the vulnerability of those you may be working with we encourage you to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, however this is not essential.  

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.
 
What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos. We are a relatively small local authority, so managers know staff well. They can plan their services to ensure teams have manageable caseloads and have effective supervision so feel supported to make decisions which are right for the people they work with.  
 
We invest in the careers of our people and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps our people make the greatest long-term difference in their work.  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Ensuring all our staff are given right skills, knowledge and support to recognise and respond effectively to potential abuse or neglect.

We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.  

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.   
 
  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of  
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life  
  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.  
 
We’re making a difference, be part of it!  
 
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lynne Smith on Lynne.Smith@southglos.gov.uk.
 
Note - we will be regularly shortlisting and offering interviews throughout August, September, October, November and December 2022.
 

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