We are currently looking for Care Assistants. If you feel you have what it takes to join our dedicated team in this role then please download our application form and return it to us.
Job Description: Care Assistant
Responsible To: Senior Care Assistant/ Manager
Purpose: To care for the clients in a manner, which respects their dignity and privacy and promotes their independence.
a. To comply with the homes Health and Safety, COSHH and Environmental Health regulations.
b. To attend and contribute to staff meetings when required.
c. To maintain confidentiality on all aspects of care and your work within the home.
d. To have a working knowledge of the homes policies and procedures in respect to your job.
e. To assist clients with personal care which includes: using the bath, bed bath or shower: foot and nail care: shampooing hair: helping a client shave: combing or brushing hair: mouth care: denture care: helping the client use a bedpan: helping the client use a urinal: helping a client using the toilet or a portable commode: preparing for bed: getting out of bed, washing and dressing.
f. Helping the client with physical and mental activity, this could involve talking to them, taking the out for a walk or day trip, reading to them, writing on their behalf, assisting with their hobbies and recreation activities.
g. Care for the dying.
h. Assist with serving meals and other domestic duties you are qualified to undertake.
I. Be on standby to answer emergency bells, greet visitors, answer the telephone and door.
j. Ensuring care notes and any other form of written report that affects your work are read and kept up to date.
k. Take part in staff meetings and internal and external training as required.
l. To give medication and clinical care to clients as authorised and directed-ONLY IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED AND ARE CONFIDENT IN PERFORMING THESE DUTIES. INFORM YOUR SUPERVISOR IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTIES WITH ANY ASSIGNED DUTY OF THIS NATURE.
Note: In addition to the responsibilities listed above it may be necessary to perform other duties not listed. Consideration will be given to your skills and status when requesting you perform these duties.