Senior Care Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00006143-1
  • Date Posted: 7 May 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £23,483 to £23,485
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Care Assistant/Team Leader
This role will make a refreshing change for you. Our client is looking for a passionate individual who values working within a genuine caring environment, looking after older people, with a variety of needs.
As a Senior Care Assistant,/Team Leader you will be working in a prestigious 70 bed residential home, supporting the residents with a range of daily activities and well being needs.
You will also be acting as a Team Leader on each shift, completely managing your own area, ensuring the quality of care delivered to residents is to an exceptional standard.
All staff can be assured that they will be provided with the appropriate PPE, training and guidance to deal with the current Covid-19 situation. This role will also be offered on a three month to perm contract, with the initial three months acting as your probationary period.
As a Senior Care Assistant you will be rewarded with the following benefits
* Competitive salary
* Free meals whilst on shift
* Free Uniform
* 33 days holiday
* Pension scheme
* Personal and professional training and development
* Parking on site
* Close to public transport
* Loan scheme
Your additional responsibilities as a Senior Care Assistant will include:
* Act as the ‘team leader’ for the shift and undertake responsibilities which will aid the running of the shift
* Organising staff allocations and breaks
* Arranging cover for absences
* Liaising with home managers
* Dealing with visits, inquiries from external agencies or visiting professionals (GP etc)
* Ensure completion of special tasks such as medication administration and recording etc
The criteria for a Senior Care Assistant is as follows:
* You will be required to work long days (8:00am to 8:00pm) shifts
* 40.25 hours per week
* Work on a rota basis
* Experience of supervising a team
In addition to Senior duties you will be expected to:
* Be included as part of the care team on shift
* To support residents in all activities of all daily living which are specified in their care plan and or are required in order to maximise wellbeing (physical, emotional, social etc.). These include personal care, food and drink, administering medication, accessing health care and recreational activities
* To engage with residents and other stakeholders in a way that reflects their preferences, abilities as well as taking into account any impairment. This will be done in a way that will nurture their sense of self
* To communicate clearly, precisely and appropriately with residents, relatives, colleagues and others in order to ensure that the care and assistance as well as any health needs of the residents are recorded and shared to enable seamless provision of care. This may be in writing or verbally and includes a wide range of formats including care plans
* To work as part of a team and support others to maximise the delivery of care and support
* To gain understanding of care elements for the safe delivery of care including attendance at training and meetings, familiarising yourself with policies and procedures and routines within the home
* To contribute to keeping the environment, furniture and equipment in good repair and appealing appearance and to report any damage or fault so that these can be put right
If you require any further information about this role, please do call to ask.
The successful candidate's offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
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