Senior Care Assistant
Our client is recruiting a Senior Care Assistant to work within Immacolata House in Langport. Their modern spacious home in the peaceful Somerset coutryside is purpose built for people affected by dementia. You will need to be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role and it is essential you have your NVQ/QCF Level 2; all other training will be provided. It's a great time to join their team as they have just launched a new employee discount scheme and recognition platform.
Job Title: Senior Care Assistant
Responsible to: Deputy Manager/Head of Care/Care Supervisor
Accountable to: Home Manager
Purpose of Role:
To provide all necessary support to people living at the service enabling them to live an active and fulfilled life, whilst promoting a happy and friendly environment, set within the company aims and objectives, company policies and procedures whilst adhering to CQC regulations/legislations and guidelines
To work under the direct supervision of the Deputy Manager/Head of Care/Care Supervisor.
To undertake the supervision and induction of the care staff and new members of care staff.
To assist in the daily support / care of each individual person in line with their written plan of care in a person centred way.
To attend training courses in line with your personal development.
q To promote and support team work, thus promoting good working relationships
q To report all incidents and accidents directly to the Deputy Manager or Home Manager and complete an accident/incident form
q To report any observations and any matter concerning the comfort and welfare of individual people promptly, clearly and accurately to the Deputy Manager/Home Manager
q To observe the code of confidentiality on and off duty at ALL times
q To assure the safe custody of peoples' valuables and property
q To respect the dignity and privacy of people living at the home at ALL times
q To continually observe people living at the home and offer any ongoing reassurance, social care and support required to allay any apprehensions relating to their individual needs, appearing sympathetic and allowing the appropriate time needed
q To support care staff / new members of staff, and offer ongoing training and supervision, thus encouraging them to carry out their daily duties to the best of their abilities
q To promote anti - discriminatory practice and promote equality and diversity throughout your work.
q To help create a safe, comfortable and homely environment for people to live and to receive any individual treatments
q To be aware of the individual rights, opinions and values of each person in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005
q To undertake and monitor the personal hygiene of each individual as documented in their care plan.
q To assist in the rehabilitation of individuals as documented in their care plan or as instructed by the Deputy Manager or any other professional e.g. GP; OT, Community Link Nurse, SALT team
q To be responsible for keeping observations up to date and making sure all the relevant information is recorded clearly and accurately.
q To review and update your 'key' care plans at least monthly ensuring current care needs are reflected.
q To ensure all care staff understand each individuals' needs in line with their care plans
q To ensure you understand and follow the correct steps should you suspect or witness any type of abuse in line with company policies
q To understand and have a copy of the Whistle blowing policy
q To arrange 1:1 supervision sessions with your 'Key' care staff at least 5 times per year under the direction of the Deputy Manager
q To administer medication, if competent and trained to do so, when the need arises.
What the company Offer?
Comprehensive induction and on-going training and development
New employee discount scheme saving you £££s & employee recognition platform
Employee engagement tool
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