Care Assistants at Kallar Lodge

We currently have vacancies within Kallar Lodge Care Home.


Image of two care assistants tucking a client into bed.

About this job

Kallar Lodge is a residential care home owned by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham with a relaxing and friendly atmosphere to help make our residents feel as comfortable and at home as possible.

Providing support to adults over the age of 65 and specialising in caring for people living with Dementia, there are 44 spacious bedrooms across three floors, all with an en-suite facility. There are large communal areas including lounges, dining rooms and the lake room where residents can enjoy afternoon teas, activities and an amazing view over the lake. Kallar Lodge is surrounded by gardens to the rear and side, it also has two internal courtyard areas including a Bird Aviary.

We are looking for a number of new care staff to join our team providing high standards of care to the people living with us and to support the ongoing development of the service as we continue to provide residential and end of life care to people who are no longer able to stay at home in the community.

You will be supporting residents to participate fully in every day and encouraging them to join in with activities and provide care and companionship at its best. The role will include following a care plan and assisting with personal hygiene, nutritional intake and providing social and emotional support to those in our care. Posts available include full and part time positions.

Special requirements for this post

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Adult DBS check

About you

As a care assistant you will need to have a genuine caring attitude and be dedicated to enabling older people to maintain their independence and retain choice and control by providing individualised care and support to each resident according to their needs.

You will be flexible, hardworking, have effective communication skills and be able to work in a team and independently with compassion and a drive for excellence at all times.

While some experience in caring for older people is desirable, formal care experience is not necessary as full training and support will be provided. We are looking for people who share our drive values as described in the person specification of the job description

About us

As an employee of Barking and Dagenham you can look forward to ongoing learning and development opportunities as well as competitive pay, pension scheme and privileged access to a tempting package of benefits and discounts.

Our borough is vibrant and diverse, and this is something we are proud of. We value the diversity of people who live, work and visit Barking and Dagenham and it is our vision is to create a place where people understand, respect and celebrate each other’s differences.

Join our service and help us celebrate what it means to be a proud part of Barking and Dagenham

Care Assistant job description and person specification (PDF, 184.94 KB)

Closing date: 17 September 2023

Interviews: Week commencing 25 September 2023


You can download a version of the Care Assistant application form (Word, 50.21 KB) and send your completed copy to