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Care Assistant

To assist in the provision of care and work as part of a team to achieve required standards. To ensure Residents retain their dignity and individuality. To be involved in the general activities of the Care Home.

Skills, knowledge and qualifications

 

Required:

 

  • Genuine interest in working within a caring environment

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Team player

  • Willingness to participate in Vocational Training Programmes

  • Satisfactory DBS Check and check against the ISA List (where applicable)

 

Desired:

 

  • GVNQ or equivalent in Health and Social Care

  • Having worked in a Care Home previously

 

 

Reporting to: Senior Carer or nurse or Charge

 

 

Main responsibilities

 

  • Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting Residents, when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing, and all other aspects of daily living.

  • Assist Residents in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. physical, emotional and spiritual). Provide attention when needed, whilst ensuring Residents retain their comfort and dignity.

  • Pay particular attention to assisting Residents who have limited mobility or physical / learning difficulties, making the best use of aids provided.

  • Closely monitor Residents who may be confused and / or who have behavioural problems.

  • Assist in the promotion of continence.

  • Assist in the delivery of care for Residents who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Assist with last offices.

  • Observe care planning needs for Residents and complete written daily support records as instructed and in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.

  • Assist in framework of social activities by interacting with Residents and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the Care Home.

  • Answer Nurse Call system, giving assistance as required. Answer the door and telephone appropriately. Respond accordingly, and pass on messages promptly.

  • Under the supervision and guidance of Senior staff, report on the well-being of Residents.

     

  • Carry out regular checks on Residents at intervals determined by senior Staff Members.

  • Make Visitors feel welcome. Provide refreshments/assistance as and when required.

  • Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty, in line with the Care Home’s disposal of waste policy. Ensure the Care Home’s resources are used appropriately.

  • Clean up spillages when they occur and report to domestic/housekeeper.

  • Clean and maintain equipment used by Residents / Relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensure the Care Centre is kept clean and tidy, in line with the Company’s attention to detail philosophy.

  • If applicable, care for Residents’ clothing and rooms as named, and ensure that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked.

  • Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.

  • Assist Residents who need help during meal times (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc.). Assist with serving of food / drinks as requested / required. Wash up as requested / required.

  • Escort Residents travelling to and from the Care Home e.g. on social outings, hospital visits etc.

  • Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with Residents' personal and financial affairs, and avoid abuse of the privileged relationship that exists with Residents.

  • Participate in Staff and Client meetings as and when required.

  • Maintain professional knowledge and competence.

  • Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required.

  • Participate in relevant Diploma/NVQ training to achieve required qualifications.

  • Report immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another.

  • Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the Care Home’s Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures.

  • Report to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.

  • Promote safe working practice within the Care Home and promote and ensure the good reputation of the Care Home.

  • Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third Parties.

  • Notify the Home Manager, or the Person in Charge, as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty, and also on your return to work from all periods of absence.

  • Ensure the security of the Care Home is maintained at all times.

  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined time scales.

  • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you.

  • Adhere to the Social Care Codes of Conduct.

Salary:
£7.50 Per Hour
Position:
Permanent
Closing Date:
28th February 2018

The Mews Care Home

The Mews Care Home
Southburn Terrace
Houghton Le Spring
Tyne and Wear
DH4 7AW
T: 0191 5120097
E: the.mews.admin@exclusivecaregroup.co.uk

Contact

Judith Mucklow
The Mews Care Home
Southburn Terrace
Houghton Le Spring
Tyne and Wear
DH4 7AW
T: 0191 5120097
E: the.mews.admin@exclusivecaregroup.co.uk

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