Senior Care Assistant

Senior Care Assistant

St Bernards is a well respected family run Care Home in Olton, operating since 1982. Our Home is a Home for all and is a welcoming and exciting place to live and work in.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Carer/Team Leader onto our well established Management team. Ideally the candidate should be qualified to Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3 or equivalent and have a minimum of 3 years experience. You will be expected to coordinate a busy shift supervising a dedicated team of care assistants. All senior staff are trained to administer medication, review care plans and lead care reviews.

We are proud to support our staff to develop their carers to the best of their ability.

If you would like to apply or find our more, please fill either fill out an enquiry form on the website or alternatively you can call 0121 708 0177 or send your cv to

Christmas at St. Bernards 2020

Christmas at St. Bernards

December 2020

Christmas is a time for hope and brings families and communities together. This past year has been one like no other and bought challenges that were unforeseen. With this being said, the year has also highlighted that love and kindness will always prevail over any darkness.

St. Bernards Residential Care would like to thank all those who have thought of us throughout the year and wish you all a wonderful, safe and Happy Christmas!

We believe we can get through anything as a family, and look towards the future with hope and gratitude.



Deck the Halls…

The halls and rooms are full of Christmas! Trees, sparkling baubles, lights and the gentle smell of fresh pine and cinnamon runs throughout the home. St. Bernards at Christmas has always been a magical time for all. The home is where the heart is, and despite the year we have had – Christmas is certainly not cancelled!



Wilson Vale and St. Bernards

As always we have been working with the wonderful team at Wilson Vale to ensure the absolute best when it comes to festive food and treats for our residents. We particularly enjoyed our ‘German Market’ inspired day, where residents were able to enjoy the very best of a Christmas market in the safety of the home.



Virtual Gatherings

In ‘normal times’ the home would be full of guests, entertainers and family. We have got creative this year and made sure we are still connected with all those who make Christmas so special for our residents. 

We have had the enjoyment of watching the  National Welsh Opera, The Alzheimer’s Society ‘Virtual Christmas Carols’, pantomimes, children’s plays, Church services and so much more! 

The residents have been able to view in the comfort of the numerous designated lounges we have, in safe and comfortable settings.  



Crafts and ‘Engage’ at St. Bernards

Encouraging our residents to get involved with crafts is not only great for mental stimulation and creativity, but also a fantastic opportunity for socialising and being ‘Engaged’ with the present moment and whom they are sharing that time with. The idea of ‘Engage’ in the home is about spending 1-2-1 time with residents through meaningful activities. 



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The world inside St. Bernards during Covid

The world inside St. Bernards during Covid

September 2020

The recent spike in Birmingham has meant that we are taking extra precautions at St. Bernards to ensure the safety of our residents and staff.

We may have temporarily closed the world out from St. Bernards, but our staff are amongst the most caring and inspiring individuals who strive to bring love and light, to all those under their care.

This family run home has always been driven to care for the elderly, on values of love, kindness and deep understanding of individual needs.

Here is a sneak peek into the home

The moment you wake up

Freshly brewed hot drinks presented in individual sized porcelain tea pots, accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice; with a choice of any breakfast. The carefully presented tray is hand delivered by our waitresses with the morning paper and a copy of the ‘Daily Diary’.

A plan for the day

The Daily Dairy is a booklet that is created on a daily basis that includes the food menu and the activities for the day. Each activity ensures safety of the residents but does not compromise on the quality of events. Waking up with a plan helps to ensure mental, emotional and physical stimulation. There is always something to look forward to.

“There is always something to look forward to.”

Dealing with separation from family and friends

This time in isolation can be a worrying time for both residents and families. The separation of physical contact can lead to loneliness, depression and anxiety.

Here at St. Bernards we have dedicated ipads to ensure regular video calls are made to loved ones as well as phone calls.

Keeping the bond and relationship active between family members and residents is key to the core values of St. Bernards.


Keyworker programme

Each resident is paired with a member of staff, which is their ‘Keyworker’.

During this lockdown period, the keyworkers have been the link between families and residents and a crucial part to the well- being of our dear residents.

The keyworker will make sure that the ‘Life History’ of the care plan is completed – this is a great tool to use, when planning the resident’s day and what activities they may be interested in.

Keeping active and St. Bernards

Mental agility and physical stimulation are extremely important in normal times, but especially in this time of uncertainty. Being active at St. Bernards means having shared mealtimes with both staff and residents, taking part in activities set by a dedicated team and having 1-2-1 time with keyworkers and other staff. Everything is carried out under government guidelines and Public Health England.

Wilson Vale, our in-house caterers have been incredible during this time, and we have been able to put special events together based around food and themes, from ‘Socially Distanced Garden BBQ’s, to wine tasting and cake decorating.


The Garden and the Spa at St. Bernards

Many of you already know and love the grounds at St. Bernards. The garden itself is landscaped with a clear walking path running along the outside. Residents are able to take leisurely walks around the garden, anytime of the day accompanied by one of our staff members.

The Garden Spa is an addition to the home that was introduced in 2018, it facilitates many therapies and is a space for residents to enjoy and overlooks the entire garden.

“Being positive in a negative situation isn’t naïve, it’s called Leadership”

Dinner and Treats throughout the day

As mentioned we work very closely with Wilson Vale catering to ensure the absolute highest quality of food is served. High in nutrition, always freshly made and never compromised in taste.

The food that is served is just as important as the mental and physical health of our residents ensuring all senses are stimulated.

These times are unprecedented and is forever evolving, what we are certain of is the dedication and commitment to the well-being of our residents and safety of staff. We may be closing the doors to the outside, but the world we are creating for those at St. Bernards will always be surrounded by love, compassion with the aim to excel both mentally and physically.

We will always lead the way in this direction.


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Visitor and Covid 19 Testing Administrator

St Bernards Residential Care Home is a family run business in Olton, Solihull operating under the same family since 1982. Due to the Covid restrictions we are seeking a professional person to assist with our visits and Covid-19 testing requirements. You will need to be able to confidently work independently and be very organised and calm and enjoy working with people. Flexibility in working hours would be preferable.

Reference ID: Visit-Testing post
Contract length: 2 months
Part-time hours: 24 per week
Expected start date: Asap
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary
Salary: £7.00-£9.15 per hour


  • On-site parking


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff are required to wear a mask and to agree to our weekly Covid-19 testing programme. Following government announcement it is now mandatory in care homes to have received both Covid vaccines.

Work remotely:

  • No

If you would like to apply or find our more, please fill either fill out an enquiry form on the website or alternatively you can call 0121 708 0177 or send your cv to