Hairdressing

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We are very proud of our unique hairdressing service; many of our service users can not even wash their own hair let alone have it styled as they may wish to. I know the benefits to myself from just being able to choose when to wash my hair never mind the treat of having a “new doo”

About Kelly …..

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Kelly began her journey with Bridge Care eight  years ago as a community care worker.  In 2009, she assumed the role of Quality Assurance Manager. This involves visiting new service users, completing assessments and  reviews, as well as performing  staff observations and spot checks.    She is also part of the ‘on call’ duty team and provides staff training.    Truly a multi-tasker, Kelly says, “my role is really challenging but offers infinite variety and is very rewarding.    I am never bored!    I particularly enjoy meeting service users and their families , Kelly holds an NVQ Level 3 Qualification in Health & Social Care.

A bit about Linda……

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Linda has been part of the team at Bridge Care for  14  years. She joined as part-time Office Manager and moved to the role of Operations Manager in 2009 after gaining her Registered Manager’s Award.   Her job involves overseeing the operational side of the business, as well as being responsible for staff recruitment and training.  She is also part of the team providing an ‘out of hours, ‘on call’ service.

Linda says, “my job is always challenging and varied and I have a real commitment to the service we provide in the community”.

About Gail ……

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Gail Jarrett founded Bridge Care Services in January 2000 after she returned to the UK from Canada after a 30 year absence.. From small beginnings (one client, two members of staff, working from her home), the company has steadily grown into the operation it is today. She has 30 years management experience, the latter 16 in the field of social care.   Gail often says she would like to retire but she is still very committed to providing quality care to all our clients and to the development of Bridge Care Services and its staff. We don’t think retirement will be happening just yet!   Gail has a community rehabilitation practitioner qualification from Canada and a Registered Manager Award.

A bit about Sonia

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Sonia joined Bridge Care Services as Office Manager in 2008  and really enjoys her role.    Her duties include invoicing, payroll and general administration.    Sonia holds a NVQ Level 3 Management Award.

She says, “I enjoy the many conversations I have with clients …. it is very rewarding when you feel you have made a difference – sometimes by just being on the other end of the ‘phone.    When someone needs you, It makes me SMILE”

Job Vacancies: Care Worker

Want to make a difference?   Join our friendly, caring, supportive team!

We have several opportunities for community care workers.  You don’t need experience (we will train you) but you do need a caring nature, want to make a positive difference in someone’s life and be reliable.    A car and a current driving licence are essential too as you have to drive between calls.     We can usually offer you as few or as many hours as you would like.

We need:

  • Part-time Community Care Workers – Evenings
  • Part-time Community Care Workers – Weekends
  • Full-time  Community Care Workers (involves some evening and weekend work)
  • Full and part-time cleaning team members (Mon.-Fri.)

Complete application form

Job Vacancies: Care Worker – Main purpose of the position

To attend to the needs of service users including personal care, social care and domestic tasks. To create a supportive home environment to enable to the service user to attain maximum independence. To perform all essential household tasks to ensure that a person is properly cared for. To provide general support to a service user as part of a flexible, caring team.
Summary of responsibilities and duties:

Personal Care

  • To carry out all personal care tasks – excluding those defined as nursing duties – to assist and support a person to live independently in the community as per their individual assessed need.
  • Assisting in and out of bed, dressing/undressing
  • Assisting with personal washing/bathing/showering/hair care
  • Assisting to use toilet/commode
  • Emptying commodes and catheter bags. Changing catheter bags as necessary; disposing of incontinence padsCleaning and changing after soiling and wetting
  • Assisting with eating  – where necessary
  • Prompting with medication – subject to medication policy and procedures
  • To undertake any other health related tasks which are listed in the care plan and are not classified as nursing tasks.
  • To encourage and assist the service user to use any aids provided – as per the instructions of the relevant professional
  • To report any changes in circumstance to the office immediately

Social Care Duties

  • To establish a relationship with a service user, giving support and providing a link with the community
  • Making telephone calls to doctors, emergency services or to make appointments and, where necessary, accompany the service user to the hospital/doctor
  • Reading and writing letter and completing forms
  • Motivating and assisting the service user to regain lost skills and promote their independence
  • Deal with callers to a service users home

Domestic Duties

  • Cleaning and tidying the service user’s home
  • Making and changing beds
  • Preparing drinks and cooking meals
  • Laundering and ironing clothes
  • Preparing soiled laundry for collection by laundry service when required
  • Shopping, pension collection, bill payment (duties involving handling money should be cleared with the office first and carefully recorded)

Other Duties

All duties must be carried out to comply with:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Nationally agreed code of practices, where relevant
  • Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments & Regulations and other legal requirements
  • To complete all necessary paperwork
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties