Care Assistant

Recruiter
Hays
Location
Southampton
Salary
£8.70 - £10.50 per hour
Posted
15 Feb 2017
Closes
15 Mar 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Care Assistant, Southampton, £8.70-£10.50ph, Learning Difficulties


Your new company
Southampton City Council are looking to recruit Care Assistant to work in a 7 bed respite home, for clients with Learning Difficulties, based in Shirley, Southampton.

Your new role
As a Care Assistant, it would be your responsibility to create a comfortable environment for all residents, and help them out with any day to day tasks. This might include aspects of personal care but majority of the day will be spent on assisting the residents in arts and crafts and other social activities. Care Assistants might be requested to assist the service users at doctors appointments and various organised trips and outings.
You will participate in staff and residents meetings and report any concerns about the services users health to your Manager and healthcare professionals. Care Assistant will also be responsible for writing daily notes, reports and completing care plans.

What you'll need to succeed
Suitable candidates will have a caring nature and a positive outlook on life to be able to develop good relationships with residents. Care Assistants will have previous experience in a similar setting and ideally hold basic certificates in care. You will be working in a supportive team who offer guidance and on the job coaching.

What you'll get in return
The role provides competitive pay rates that tend to be higher than in private dementia homes as well as flexible hours to fit around your lifestyle. After the AWR qualifying period you will be eligible to claim an enhanced rate for working unsociable hours that can enhance your rate by 6% to 50%.

What you need to do now
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