This role offers an exciting opportunity to progress your career as a care assistant, whilst maintaining that all important relationship with your customers. A care champion is someone who;
- is recognised as an expert in providing crucial care and support to customers in all aspects of their daily living and
- has specialist knowledge and skills in a particular area of care. For example, dementia, Parkinson’s, mental health, learning disability etc.
- can act as role model and advisor to other members of the Bluebird Care team.
Being a care champion for Bluebird Care can give immense job satisfaction. You will provide each customer with a bespoke care experience so they can lead fulfilling lives as far as they are able. Your specialist knowledge will enable you to support customers with more complex needs to live well.
We want you to share your dedication and passion for making a real difference to people’s lives. You will use your expertise to give advice and guidance to care assistants so they too can give excellent care. Your specialist knowledge will also help supervisors create care and support plans tailored to individual needs and preferences.
This important role brings challenges as well as rewards. Customers with specialist conditions include people with a wide range of emotional and physical needs. You will have patience, compassion and an ability to listen well, so you can support customers to stay in touch with the things that really matter to them, even on the difficult days. Stamina to meet both the physical and emotional demands of providing care and support is also essential. You could be supporting a young person with a brain injury or a customer who is near the end of their life. The ability to think clearly in a crisis and to keep calm is necessary to provide the best care for our customers.
Our care champions are central to the Bluebird Care mission of providing the best homecare services to meet customer needs, whilst respecting their preferences. We provide ongoing training so you can keep up to date with best practice and the support and supervision you need to do your job well.
This is an ideal opportunity if you wish to pursue a career in social care. We will support you to develop your career using the ‘Bluebird Care Career Journey’. This provides development opportunities tailored to your individual aspirations and goals.
You must be able to travel between customers’ homes, by providing your own transport.
As a representative of the Bluebird Care brand, you can be proud of being part of a strong supportive team, championing the rights of our customers.