Senior Care Assistant in Marbury house
Fast paced, lots of admin
As a senior carer, you do medication rounds, personal care, booking in and out of residents, audits, booking in and out of medication. You run the staff team, staff inductions, supervisions etc. Day to day you deal with emergencies - falls, illness etc. Every day is different.
You have an extra day off for your birthday, but bank holidays - Christmas etc were kept on rota, so if you are unlucky you get to work them all.
Management team friendly, and keep quality of work and standards of care high. Sometimes we have quite a few residents who need lots of support, which puts pressure on the staff to ensure they are all up at a reasonable time, and all tasks are completed, but then as they improve, we may then have lots of more independent residents, waiting for equipment / care package for a safe return home.
Great induction, class based and online courses. Friendly staff. Potential to learn from NHS staff, and learning about different injuries and conditions.
3 full on twelve hour shifts, and then three days off on a rolling rota. Day seniors do most of the paperwork, night senior jobs were more hands on, unlike other care homes I have worked in, so late admissions meant late finishes for day staff. It can be hard work to keep on top of setting up care plans when there are multiple admissions and discharges in a day.
Sometimes it feels like there are more cleaning and catering staff than carers. Infection control is vital, but at times an extra pair of hands is needed on care.
Domestic Cleaner in Don't want to say
Awful company to work for, they don't care about people residents or staff. They break all the rules around covid guidelines for care homes. They move staff around to different homes even when covid is in a home then send the staff back to there home putting everyone else who works there at risk and the residents who they say they care about absolute rubbish they tell lies and do what they want to do they are a joke. Do not work for them they will put you at risk. I think its time I left this company.
Care Assistant in Stockport, Greater Manchester
Keeping money from me not answering any of the emails ive sent ,i have evidence and they'll be getting emails and calls everyday until they pay me....
Care Assistant in Stockport
Bad company........... Very rewarding job.
When joining borough care they reassure their employees that there will be chances to always go further and progress in your role which is untrue, for example at the home I worked in they where advertising for a new Activity and life facilitator there were two carers that applied for the job, one of the interviewed careers was promised a second interview to then be phoned and told that they wouldn't be having a second interview because they had already chose a candidate that didn't even work for the company (great for internal moral and really shows how loyalty and dedication results in progress in the work place).The two and a half years I was there we had four different managers, so there was never any proper support or structure for the staff, the most recent manger was very rude and unapproachable with poor people communication skills and a clear authority complex. The staff were run down because head office would come in and nit pick at everything because they where worried about CQC inspections but the reason they would nit pick is because there was no structure, if proper procedures, protocols and precautions were taken regularly by people in higher positions there would be no need to nit pic or apply unwarranted stress, strain or pressure on staff who routinely do the work expected of them. New managers would come in and change the day to day running of the home leaving all other staff clueless on how the days should be structured. Head office where never there any other time they where just worried how there company would look. Its sad that the company would rather watch really good carers leave than change there ways. I loved my job and for a while valued my role and all the care and senior team that I worked with were exemplary workers who give so much time and effort to such and ungrateful and thankless company. It wasn't easy or without regret leaving Borough care it was however necessary, not only for my own self respect but because I felt the home I worked in particular was a sinking ship and the hard working staff would be to blame which simply is not right.
Another frequent issue was how pay would be messed up and people in care roles don't work for the great wage they get in the first place so what little compensation they do call a wage should at least be paid in full and on time. On pay day head office would ignore there phones and would leave all the pressure on admin to be blamed for their mistakes. If you could manage to get through they would ask if it could be payed in the next wage because it costs them to run it through payroll again, these sort of issue are just not acceptable from a company of this stature.
Senior Care Assistant in Stockport
I have worked for bc for almost 13 yrs in that time I have had support and compassion from managers I'm coming to the end of my time with the company and all as I can say is ignore the negative reviews on here and see for yourself the company will see you have all the training requirements you need to become a valuable member of the team yes we all have a few gripes but as a team you'll over come these the residents are lovely and I will miss everyone there