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Job Description - Care Assistant

Responsible To

Senior Care Assistant/The Homes Management

Major Objectives

  1. The Care Assistant will ensure that the personal needs of elderly residents are met in a way that respects their dignity, choice and promotes independence.
  2. A Care Assistant will provide the best possible care environment by promoting a warm, friendly and homely atmosphere, and help towards the smooth day-to-day running of the home.
  3. Care Assistants will bring to the attention of the manager of the home any matter, which will improve health & safety within the home and the service to residents.
  4. A Care Assistant will make sure that they have updated and reviewed their Key residents care plan on a monthly basis and make the team aware of any changes.
  5. Care Assistant will make sure that their key residents and their families know that they are the residents Keyworker.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Assist residents who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and toileting at times convenient to the resident’s needs and choices.
  2. Carrying out the correct care package to the individual resident as the care plan states
  3. Help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including incontinence, particularly where the use of aids and appliances are concerned.
  4. Care for residents who are temporarily sick and need minor dressings and bed nursing.
  5. Help care for residents who are dying.
  6. Assist in the promotion of mental and physical activities of residents by talking, excursions, hobbies, and recreations.
  7. Make and change beds, tidy rooms, do light cleaning and empty commodes.
  8. Inspect, launder and mend residents’ clothes.
  9. Set tables and trays, serve meals, feed residents who need help, prepare light snacks and wash up, tidy and clear the dining room. 
  10. Ensure residents receive drinks throughout the shift.
  11. Answer emergency alarms, the door and telephone, and treat all visitors cordially.
  12. Take an active part in meetings.
  13. Read and write reports.   
  14. Ensure all records are kept up to date and in the correct place.
  15. Undertake training as required. 
  16. To comply with Health & Safety, COSHH and Fire regulations and procedures for dealing with; missing persons, complaints and other emergency situations
  17. Abide by the policies and procedures of the home.
  18. Such other duties as may be reasonably required. 

Personal Specification

  1. Self-motivation
  2. Organised
  3. Flexible
  4. Caring
  5. Sensitive to the needs of others and the sick and infirm
  6. Active team player but also able to work on own initiative
  7. A good communicator
  8. All staff are expected to respect the confidentiality of all matters they might learn in the course of their employment. You are expected to respect the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and you must be aware of your responsibilities under the Health and Safety Act 1974.

To discuss this vacancy further please contact us by calling Northleach Court on 01451 899 686 or emailing the team at info@northleachcourtcarehome.com

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