Senior Day Carer - Croydon

Macturner Solutions
12 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

Macturner solutions provide recruitment solutions to the Health Care Sector, and currently have a requirement for two Senior Day Carer for our client, who is a Residential Home based in S.W.London.

Working 33 hours a week, inclusive of weekends shift pattern as follows: 8am-2pm, 2pm-8pm, 8am-8pm (shift will vary)
You are required to work alternate weekends.

DBS check will be required prior to starting work

Job purpose:

To plan, implement and supervise the provision of quality care, in conjunction with Service Users. To ensure Service Users retain their dignity and individuality. To be involved in the general activities of the Care Centre. To maintain a safe and secure environment for Service Users, Staff Members and Visitors. The Senior Care Assistant is responsible for daily running home in the absence of the Home Manager.

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications

Main Responsibilities:


Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting and assisting Service Users when required with all aspects of daily living.
Support training and supervision of junior and new Staff Members in all aspects of their work in the Care Centre, under the supervision of senior Staff Members
Assist Clients in all aspects of their care needs, e.g. physical, emotional and spiritual.
Provide supervision and attention when needed, ensuring Service Users retain their comfort and dignity
Pay particular attention to assisting Service Users who have limited mobility, or physical, learning difficulties making the best use of aids provided
Closely monitor Service Users who may be confused and/or who have behavioural problems
Assist in the promotion of continence
Assist in the delivery of care for Service Users who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Assist with last offices
Complete, observe and review care planning needs for Service Users and complete written daily records as instructed and in line with the Company’s policies and procedures
Assist in framework of social activities by interacting with Service Users and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the Care Centre
Answer Nurse Call system, giving assistance as required. Answer the door and telephone appropriately. Respond accordingly, and pass on messages promptly
Report on well-being of Service Users and liaise with GP’s and other external professionals
Carry out regular checks on Service Users at intervals determined by senior Staff


Make Visitors feel welcome. Provide refreshments. Assistance as and when required
Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty, in line with the Care Centres disposal of waste policy. Ensure the Care Centres resources are used appropriately
Clean and maintain equipment used by Service Users and Relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensure the Care Centre is kept clean and tidy, in line with the Company’s attention to detail philosophy
If applicable, care for Service Users clothing and rooms as named and ensure that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked
Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved in line with the Company’s policies and procedures
Assist Service Users who need help during meal times, be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc. Assist with servicing of food/drinks as requested/required. Wash up as requested/required.
Escort Service Users travelling to and from the Care Centre e.g. on social outings, hospital visits etc
Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with Service Users personal and financial affairs, and avoid abuse of the privileged relationship that exists with Service Users
As appropriate dispense medication and ensure correct recording of all relevant information relating to medication
Ensure all holistic assessments are carried out when Service Users are admitted to the Care Centre


Report any changes in Service Users physical or emotional condition to the Home Manager or Person in Charge as applicable
Provide comfort and company on a one to one basis for Service Users who are confined to their room for any reason
Participate in Staff and Service User meetings as required

Training and Development

Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence.
Attend mandatory training days/course, on or off site as and when required
Participate in relevant NVQ training to achieve required qualifications

Health & Safety

Report immediately to the Home Manager or Person in Charge any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Service Users, colleague, self or another
Understand, and ensure the implementation of the Care Centres Health & Safety policy and Emergency and Fire procedures
Report to the Home Manager or the Handyperson any faulty appliances, damaged furniture or equipment or any potential hazard
Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre


Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties
Notify the Home Manager or Person in Charge as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty and also on your return to work from all periods of absence
Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Care Centre
Ensure the security of the Care Centre is maintained at all times
Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined timescales
Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained
Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you

Should you be interested in this position then please apply

Please note that due to a high volume response to our advert, it is not always possible to respond to each individual, however, should your experience be relevant to the vacancy advertised, we will contact you


Genuine interest in working with the relevant Service Users group
Good communication and organisational skills
Confident team player
Satisfactory Policy Check and check against the PoVA list
Ability to work on own initiative
Willingness to participate in Vocational Training Programme
NVQ Level 2/3
Previous supervisory experience


Previous experience of working with the relevant Service User group Experience/Qualification in the Safe Handling of Medicines

Candidates must be authorised to work in the EEC.
Candidates must be a EU resident.

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