Senior Care Assistants (Nights)

Recruiter
Taskmaster
Location
Leeds
Salary
£8.10/hour Additional Benefits
Posted
11 Jul 2017
Closes
10 Aug 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Care Assistant (Nights)
Reports To: Home Manager / Deputy Manager
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hourly rate: £8.00 to £9.50 depending on experiences
Job role: Full time, Permanent
Qualifications: MUST be NVQ Level 3 qualified in Health & Social Care with a minimum of 2 years' experience
Drivers Licence: NOT essential but is advantageous

Job Description: Senior Care Assistant

Purpose and position: Senior Care Assistant

* As senior care assistant the role is to support the person in charge and his or her assistant in all aspects of the home's management, including taking temporary complete charge during the absence of the person in charge and his or her assistant
* To help train junior members of staff in all aspects of their work in the home
* Follow company policy and procedures

Principal Responsibilities

* To help to ensure that all junior and domestic staff contribute to the best of their ability to the efficient running of the home and the creation of the right atmosphere
* To assist care users who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and toilet
* To be responsible for ordering, receipt, disposal and accurately administering medication and the maintenance of records
* To ensure resources are managed effectively
* To supervise junior staff
* To communicate effectively with all parties
* To be committed to a team ethos across the home
* To greet visitors and show prospective care users and families the homes facilities as required
* To help care users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities such as incontinence; help in the use and care of aids and personal equipment
* To help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of care users through talking to them, taking them out, and sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations
* To make and change beds; tidy rooms and do light cleaning
* To prepare light meals, serve meals; assist care users at meal times if required; wash up utensils
* To answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone; greet visitors
* To read and write reports in case notes
* To act as a Senior Key worker and the formulation of care plans in accordance with the care users' needs and wishes and to update as needs change
* To liaise with healthcare professionals and multi-disciplinary teams if a care user requires assistance
* To take part in staff meetings and also in training activities as directed
* To take responsibility for own professional development by undertaking mandatory training and e-learning courses
* To abide by the Code of Conduct for Social Care Workers
* To uphold the rights, choices, dignity and the equality and diversity of each resident with a person centred approach