Want to work with a care company that supports you as well as our customers? Looking for a home care assistant or live-in care job in Brentwood and surrounding areas? Do you want to make a difference in our community? Whether you are looking to switch careers within the care sector, or just starting out in the world of work and know that care is your calling. You may be retired but still want to be active. If you have never had a care job, full FREE training will be provided, you'll get paid for your time and you will be well supported!
Whether your are a ' 'Silver Carer', Sector Starter', 'Sector Switcher', 'Difference Maker', or a 'Healthcare Switcher', whatever your background, experience or age*, come and join us and be part of our Bluebird Care Essex West family. Please note holding a valid driving licence and access to a car is essential for our home care assistant roles
Want to know more? Here is Julia explaining the easy step-by-step applications process
Following your successful interview and your completed DBS check, you will be invited for your paid induction and training program.
- Person-Centered Care
- Role of the Carer
- Infection Control & Food Hygiene
- Pressure Area Care
- Manual Handling
- Health & Well Being for Customers & Carers
Your training will be conducted in our new training suite with our lovely Debra Goaté, pictured below, she is very experienced in all the above areas and much more! Debra will help you every step of the way to help you understand and complete the induction. You will then follow/shadow one of our senior home care assistants who will show you the roles and responsibilities, and put all your great training into practice. You will be introduced to your new customers, find out about what they like to eat, drink, get to know them as an individual and build a great working relationship, this process usually takes between 1 -2 weeks, or until you are ready.
Your new home care assistant role will include:
Our customers are individual and have different needs. There are a variety of ways you can support them following their bespoke care plan which has their choices and wishes, to include but is not limited to;
- Assisting with personal care
- Administering or prompting to take their medication
- Assisting or supporting them with meal preparation
- Helping with cleaning
Being a live-in care assistant offers a real sense of purpose and immense job satisfaction. Our customers will rely upon you for support with all aspects of their daily living. So, if you are dedicated and passionate about making a real difference to people’s lives and want a career you can be proud of, this could be the role for you.
Please visit Bluebird Care Essex West career information for more details.
What does working for Bluebird Care Essex West offer me?
Our home care assistants say 'it’s not just a job' it’s a way of life'. All our carers are passionate about making a difference, and always go above and beyond their call of duty. If you are looking for a home care job in Brentwood or surrounding areas, Bluebird Care Essex West is flexible with any hours you can or cannot do. Join our home care team and enjoy the family culture Bluebird Care Essex West promotes and supports.
Meet Clem our Office Manager
Hi, nice to meet you, I am the Office Manager at Bluebird Care Essex West.
I have built over 12 years of experience in the Social Care industry, working within residential and "at home" environments. I also have a passion for supporting and volunteering and have also spent numerous years volunteering for Age UK’s befriending service. I was keen to gain as much experience in this industry and chose to work at Bluebird Care Essex West as a home care assistant in 2012.
Whilst working and being a mum to 3 young children, I was also studying towards a BSC (Hons) Health and Social Care. In 2016, I graduated with a first-class honour, and I was offered a promotion to the Care Support Supervisor - a position I was very proud to accept. Through knowledge gained through further distance learning such as falls prevention, dementia awareness, managing behaviour that challenges and many others, I am confident in my approach of supporting all our customers.
It is my responsibility to ensure the customers’ needs are met safely and to also ensure their independence is promoted. I am keen to advocate the ‘customer’ approach so that person centred care is delivered and consistently promoted. Each ‘customer’ is put first by telling us how they need to be supported, ultimately putting them in control. To achieve this, I get to know our customer’s and their life history, then incorporate this into their care plan. I also continue to maintain care plans, review the support we provide regularly and auditing other records for compliance.
My passion in this industry is supporting those living or involved with dementia and the prevention of falls in the older generation. I use the life history work, I gather at assessment stage, to ensure care is meeting the individual needs of our customer’s, this enables me to direct the care workers in ways they can adapt their approach when needed. I have also launched, within our office, falls monitoring. This is enabling our team to monitor trends and identify risks or hazards that contribute to falls. Ultimately, it is my aim to ensure all those at risk of falling are safeguarded as much as possible to enable them to continue live a high quality of life.
I often work multidisciplinary with other Health and Social Care professionals to ensure the wellbeing and safety of customers is promoted at all levels and this provides me with a great deal of job satisfaction. I can go home each day, knowing my job role, no matter how little my actions may be, positively influences the lives of others.
Bluebird Care Essex West organised an Easter egg hunt for our home care assistants' children during the beginning of the pandemic covid-19
We celebrate Birthdays, Anniversaries and Service Awards
Bluebird Care Essex West loves to get involved in with local charities and supports various awareness day, all our home care assistants and customers are invited to show their support, we all have a lot of fun throughout the working week. Please visit our 'news' website for more information.
Help us to keep our loved ones at home, maintain their dignity and most of all, keep them safe.
'They say, home is where the heart is'
Join the Bluebird Care Essex West team and help make a real difference to someone's life with an incredibly rewarding career in care.
Being a part of our dedicated Bluebird Care Essex West team is immensely rewarding, but it also demands commitment and professionalism. Working with some of the most vulnerable members of society can give enormous satisfaction to the right person. It offers the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives; a vocation rather than just a job.
We are looking for people who are passionate about great care. If you share our commitment to provide the best home care services, get in touch with us today or take a look at our current home care assistant and live-in care job opportunities website below.
We look forward to meeting you soon!