Care Assistants / Senior Care Assistant
Salary- Based on experience and qualifications
We are looking for full time or part-time Care Assistants/Senior Care Assistants, with previous experience in social care who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring for older people. An NVQ 2/3 is desirable but we are willing to consider carers with an interest to go through the training.
We are a 29 bed Nursing Home service in Southwick for older people with nursing needs, some of whom are living with dementia.
We believe that each resident should enjoy the highest possible quality of life, surrounded by love, friendship, and support within a caring environment. Our Care Assistants play a vital role in this.
You will be providing personal care to residents, as well as making a positive impact on their lives, supporting them to engage in a wide range of activities in the home.
You will be supported with a comprehensive induction, well established team and a programme of continuous training and development opportunities. Our focus remains on efficient and person-centred care for our residents.
Working hours: Day shifts including week ends and occasional nights if required by the home.
If you are keen to work in an environment that puts the welfare of the residents and staff first and work with an already fabulous team with the right values for our organisation, please apply today.
To assist in the daily care of the residents, helping with dressing / undressing, washing, bathing and personal hygiene where necessary.
To help residents with problems of mobility and other physical disabilities (e.g. incontinence), helping with the use of disability aids and caring for the same, where appropriate.
Help with the organisation of social activities, and to participate in them to help promote residents' esteem and physical and mental well-being. Where required, to accompany residents on community visits and as duty rotas permit.
To help with the setting up of the dining room and meal trays in readiness for meal-times.
To help serve food, assisting residents with eating and drinking as required. If required, to prepare light meals and snacks and liaise with kitchen staff as necessary.
To help clear up the dining room after meals, ensuring all dirty the cutlery, crockery and utensils are returned to the kitchen.
To help make and change beds, and assist with light domestic duties such as tidying rooms, dusting, polishing, cleaning windows (internal surfaces) and emptying commodes as may be required.
To collect residents' dirty clothing and take to the laundry, and return laundered and ironed clothes to the residents. To assist residents with the completion and subsequent checking-off of their Laundry Lists as required.
Monitor residents' conditions, and report any changes to the Senior Care Assistant / Person in Charge as necessary.
Help maintain a safe and healthy environment in line with Food Hygiene and Health & Safety Regulations and report all accidents to the Senior Care Assistant or Person in Charge.
To read and write reports, and to participate in staff and residents' meetings as appropriate.
To participate in training activities as directed by senior staff.
To assist with End-of-Life Care for residents who are terminally ill.