Care Assistant

Recruiter
MA Select
Location
Stanmore, Bridgnorth
Salary
£9.36 per hour pension, lunches, travel, eye tests and more
Posted
14 Jun 2019
Closes
18 Jun 2019
Ref
1178920231
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a leading communal organisation. It is the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week. Approximately 1500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain our services. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community's physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. They care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.

They are a proud to be multi award winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades we have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, The Investors in People Gold standard and the Customer Service Excellence Standard.

Purpose of the role

The role of a care assistant is to assist and support residents in a wide range of daily activities so that they can achieve optimum wellbeing, independence, self-expression, fulfilment and have as positive an experience as possible. In addition, all those working in a care home setting, strive to provide all stakeholders, including residents, their relatives or representatives, volunteers, external visitors, professionals and colleagues, with a positive 'customer experience, thus enhancing their experience as well as their view of Jewish Care as a caring professional services provider. As a Care Assistant you will have a key role that impacts on the quality of life of the residents.

Principal accountabilities / responsibilities
  • To support residents in all activities of daily living which are specified in their care plan and or are required in order to maximise wellbeing (physical, emotional, social etc). These include personal care, food and drink, administering medication, accessing health care and recreational activities.
  • To engage with residents and other stakeholders in a way that reflects their preferences, abilities as well as taking into account any impairment. This will be done in a way that will nurture their sense of self
  • To communicate clearly, precisely and appropriately with residents, relatives, colleagues and others in order to ensure that the care and assistance as well as any health needs of the residents are recorded and shared to enable seamless provision of care. This may be in writing or verbally and includes a wide range of formats including care plans
  • To work as part of a team and support others to maximise the delivery of care and support.
  • To gain understanding of care elements for the safe delivery of care including attendance to training and meeting, familiarising with policies and procedures and routines within the home.

Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Qualifications

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or desire to be trained

Experience

Experience of working in a similar care environment (essential)

Skills & Knowledge

Demonstrate a support role working with older people with dementia

Attitude

·Have pride in your work, always strive to do your best

·Can do attitude

·Able to prioritise and effectively manage workload

·Can work under pressure

·Considers the impact of their actions

·Willing to undertake all aspects of care or non-care duties to meet both the physical, emotional and social needs of our resident

Able to work shifts (including weekends)

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