Jobs Join our award-winning team and make a difference to someone’s life whilst developing a career in care

We are looking for individuals who have a natural talent in and passion for caring for others.

Whether you are a carer, nurse, chef, domestic worker or are looking for an administrative role we are looking for people who truly embrace our culture and values.  You will be rewarded with competitive rates of pay, on-going training and professional development and unrivalled levels of support to ensure you can excel in your role and our residents receive the high quality care they should expect.

We are a caring employer and are committed to developing, nurturing and rewarding our people. Testament to this is being awarded Care Employer of the Year 2015 at The Great British Care Awards.

If you would like to become a member of our award-winning team, please email recruitment@carebase.org.uk or call our dedicated recruitment enquiry line on: 0844 332 0599.

Current vacancies

  • Care Assistant, Chelmsford, Essex £8.00 per hour

    Join a rewarding company as part of the team at Cherry Wood Grange, our new care home opening in Autumn 2017

    Job Description

    Key Responsibilities:

    • To provide the highest level of personal care (toileting, washing, bathing etc) and attention to Residents, following individual care plans carefully and ensuring that all contact is polite, friendly, warm and supportive. To act as a key worker for a named group of Residents, ensuring that these responsibilities are carried out in full.
    • To understand and comply with all statutory and legal requirements which are relevant such as Health & Safety, COSHH, all aspects of the Care Standards Act, to maintain a safe environment throughout the Home.
    • To participate in the formulation and maintenance of individual care plans for each Resident and
      administer medication to Residents as prescribed, accurately maintaining appropriate records for both.
    • To liaise with other care professionals relating to the care needs of the Residents.
    • To always be alert to Residents – physical and mental well being, immediately reporting any accidents or changes in a Resident’s condition to a senior person on duty, and to accurately maintain and update Residents’ records as required.
    • To respect and maintain confidentiality of Resident’s personal information at all times, this includes resident’s behaviour and actions and any incidents that may occur in the course of day to day care.
    • Be understanding and patient towards residents and their needs, and encourage, assist and support Residents to participate in leisure activities
      as appropriate to the individual, ensuring their social and emotional needs are met. This also includes escorting Residents to outside appointments and leisure outings.
    • Responsible for making and changing beds, tidying Resident’s room, undertaking light cleaning duties as
      needed, ensure any maintenance work is reported and generally assisting in ensuring that the Carebase
      Home is kept clean, pleasant and welcoming at all times.
    • Helping to serve meals and drinks at meal times and other times when required, taking care to present meals and refreshments in an attractive way, with polite and courteous service. Also, to provide the appropriate level of support and help for Residents who need assistance with feeding and dressing.
    • To be an active and supportive member of the Care team, contributing to team meetings, training and development, ensuring good communication ensuring that Carebase is a friendly and supportive working environment.

    Relevant facts and figures relating to the job

    Key worker to designated Residents.
    Formal supervision of junior staff.

    Job Context
    This role is a team role, but with clear responsibility for specified Residents along with overseeing and supervising care teams. Clear communication with other team members is essential.

    Key Challenges

    To supervise and support the care team, ensuring that Carebase’s values of trust, respect and care are always maintained and that each team member treats residents in the way that they would expect to be treated themselves.

    Core Values:

    • Care and compassion.
    • Respect and appreciation.
    • Teamwork and enjoyment.
    • Focus and best practice.
    • Honesty and integrity.
    • Recognition and reward.
    • Creativity and innovation.
    • Development and investment.
    • We will sustainably fulfil our mission and vision by building a
      strong financial platform.

    Key Measures

    Mandatory training is up to date.
    Personal accountability for own training and development needs.

    Person Specification

    Good numeracy and literacy skills.
    A warm and friendly disposition.
    Good communication skills, able to put others at ease.
    A strong team worker.
    Reliable and punctual.
    Willingness to develop new skills.

    Apply Now
  • Bistro Assistant – Weekends, Chelmsford, Essex £7.50 per hour

    Join a rewarding company as part of the team at Cherry Wood Grange, our new care home opening in Autumn 2017

    Job Description
    Job Purpose – To facilitate the smooth running of the Bistro Service through assisting in the production of quality food and maintaining at all times the highest possible standards of hygiene whilst also ensuring an exceptional customer service experience.

     

    Key Responsibilities

    • To set up and maintain the Bistro Service daily
    • Welcome Guests, Residents and Club Members to the Bistro
    • Assist with preparation of Snacks such as Salads, Baked potatoes, Paninis, sandwiches, baguettes for residents and guests be aware of any specific food requirements and ensure everyone is treated with respect, dignity and given choice
    • To understand and comply with statutory and legal requirements such as HACCP, Health & Safety, COSHH, Environmental Health, to maintain a   safe environment throughout the home.
    • To clean and tidy all areas of the Bistro with the correct products following instruction and guidance contained in the cleaning schedules   ensuring the Bistro is always cleaned to the highest standards.
    • Ensure that all catering equipment is in full, safe working order, immediately report any faults to the Maintenance Personal and / or lifestyle co-ordinator
    • Replenish with new stock, store appropriately and rotate current stock correctly to maintain optimum freshness of all foodstuff.
    • To work as an integral part of the team, contribute to meetings and training sessions as required ensuring that the Bistro is a friendly and supportive working environment.
    • Accept and take bookings ,liaising with lifestyle co-ordinator and Chef
    • Adhere to all Carebase Policies and Procedures maintaining professional interactions with all residents, guests, colleagues and external stakeholders.
    • Manage all financial transactions in line with Carebase financial policies and procedures maintaining diligence, honesty and integrity, recording orders accurately on the till processing card and cash payments.
    • Assist the lifestyle team with any Functions and activities held / booked within the home
    • Support other colleagues in the home at peak times and as the need requires to ensure a first class customer experience.
    • Respond positively to feedback from customers, alerting complaints to the Manager

     

    Job context

    This is a team role, fundamentally within the Bistro but also with the rest of the Care Home team and the residents themselves. Communication is essential in order to plan and provide a first class customer service experience through provision of Snacks and Drinks that are nutritious, interesting and which meet the expectations of the residents.

     

    Core Values

    • Care & Compassion for every life we touch.
    • Respect & Appreciation for each other.
    • Teamwork & Enjoyment in working together.
    • Focus & Discipline on improving the quality of care.
    • Creativity & Innovation to develop effective solutions.
    • Honesty & Integrity in all dealings.
    • Sustainably fulfil the Carebase Mission and Vision by building a strong financial
    • platform

     

    Key measures

    Mandatory training is up to date and personal responsibility for training and development as and when required. Results and feedback for Home inspections.

     

    Person specification

    Basic Food Hygiene.

    Ability to use and maintain essential catering and cleaning products.

    Knowledge of basic food preparation, stock control and rotation.

    Good communication skills.

    Practical and organized.

    Team player.

    Reliable and punctual.

    Excellent personal hygiene.

    Friendly, helpful “can do” attitude

    A clear Enhanced DBS necessary.

    Apply Now
  • Senior Carer Assistant, Chelmsford, Essex £9.00 per hour

    Join a rewarding company as part of the team at Cherry Wood Grange, our new care home opening in Autumn 2017

    Job Description

    Senior Night Care Assistant

    The ideal candidate would have a NVQ Level 2/3.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • To provide the highest level of personal care (toileting, washing, bathing etc) and attention to Residents, following individual care plans carefully and ensuring that all contact is polite, friendly, warm and supportive. To act as a key worker for a named group of Residents, ensuring that these responsibilities are carried out in full.
    • To understand and comply with all statutory and legal requirements which are relevant such as Health & Safety, COSHH, all aspects of the Care Standards Act, to maintain a safe environment throughout the Home.
    • To participate in the formulation and maintenance of individual care plans for each Resident and administer medication to Residents as prescribed, accurately maintaining appropriate records for both.
    • To liaise with other care professionals relating to the care needs of the Residents.
    • To always be alert to Residents – physical and mental wellbeing, immediately reporting any accidents or changes in a Resident’s condition to a senior person on duty, and to accurately maintain and update Residents’ records as required.
    • To respect and maintain confidentiality of Resident’s personal information at all times, this includes resident’s behaviour and actions and any incidents that may occur in the course of day to day care.
    • Be understanding and patient towards residents and their needs, and encourage, assist and support Residents to participate in leisure activities as appropriate to the individual, ensuring their social and emotional needs are met. This also includes escorting Residents to outside appointments and leisure outings.
    • Responsible for making and changing beds, tidying Resident’s room, undertaking light cleaning duties as needed, ensure any maintenance work is reported and generally assisting in ensuring that the Carebase Home is kept clean, pleasant and welcoming at all times.
    • Helping to serve meals and drinks at meal times and other times when required, taking care to present meals and refreshments in an attractive way, with polite and courteous service. Also, to provide the appropriate level of support and help for Residents who need assistance with feeding and dressing.
    • To be an active and supportive member of the Care team, contributing to team meetings, training and development, ensuring good communication ensuring that Carebase is a friendly and supportive working environment.

    Relevant facts and figures relating to the job

    Key worker to designated Residents. Formal supervision of junior staff.

    Job Context This role is a team role, but with clear responsibility for specified Residents along with overseeing and supervising care teams. Clear communication with other team members is essential.

    Key Challenges

    To supervise and support the care team, ensuring that Carebase’s values of trust, respect and care are always maintained and that each team member treats residents in the way that they would expect to be treated themselves.

    Core Values:

    • Care and compassion.
    • Respect and appreciation.
    • Teamwork and enjoyment.
    • Focus and best practice.
    • Honesty and integrity.
    • Recognition and reward.
    • Creativity and innovation.
    • Development and investment.
    • We will sustainably fulfil our mission and vision by building a strong financial platform.

    Key Measures

    Mandatory training is up to date. Personal accountability for own training and development needs.

    Person Specification

    Good numeracy and literacy skills. A warm and friendly disposition. Good communication skills, able to put others at ease. A strong team worker. Reliable and punctual. Willingness to develop new skills.

     

    Apply Now