Dementia Senior Care Assistant - FT - Virginia Water

Sunrise Senior Living
Virginia Water
02 Dec 2017
13 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Working as part of a highly committed team at Sunrise the Senior Care Assistant is one of the fundamental roles within our communities. As Senior Care Assistant you will put the residents care and well being at the heart of everything you do. At Sunrise we pride ourselves on the warmth and support we provide to our residents and their families. We promote independence, dignity and quality of life at all times in a person centred caring and supportive environment.
As Senior Care Assistant in our dementa care neighbourhood you will assist with daily activities providing residents with both physical and emotional support and personal care as needed. You will be able to use dementia techniques to validate and recognise the need of each individual resident. As Senior Care Assistant you will be responsible for the smooth running of the shift, you will assign specific tasks to the care assistants and monitor their completion. You will develop, review and update the residents personal care plan to meet their changing physical, social and psychological needs. You will promote high standards of care by ensuring all team members are trained and supervised appropriately and you will communicate professionally and warmly with visitors family members, and other health care professionals.
Key things about you;
NVQ 2/3 in Health and Social Care desirable or a willingness to undertake.One year experience in long term care or assisted living care.Comfortable working with residents in our dementia neighbourhood.Ability to handle multiple priorities.Possesses effective written and verbal communication skills.Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving and decision making skillsAbility to react calmly in emergency situations and be considerate.Exhibits a caring and compassionate attitude while articulating true concern for people.Ability to work flexible hours.Medication administration training or/and a willingness to undertake training if required.Demonstration of proficiency in computer skills, Microsoft Office. Sunrise is a forward-thinking Senior Living company who provides the resources you need to make a real difference in our resident's lives. Our resident-centered approach to quality care is key to how we operate. We invite you to contribute your talents as part of the team.BENEFITS
28 days holiday including bank holidaysBank Holidays - Double time payment for approved hours workedChild Care VoucherYour Choices staff discount scheme with a wide range of retailersCareer Development Training in Health and Social careCycle to work schemeCar Share SchemeRefer a friend SchemeHeart & Soul company recognition awardSupport & development and a great environment to work in.