What hours would I need to work?
This role is for an average of 2/3 nights each week 9pm – 7am, on a two week rolling rota basis including every other weekend.
An example being;
Week 1 = Tuesday and Wednesday
Week 2 = Thursday, Friday and Saturday
It is important that you could be flexible enough to cover for other nights if necessary.
What would I get paid?
The salary for this role ranges from £12.00 to £12.45, depending on your skills and experience.
What skills and experience would I need?
For this role, ideally you will already have a minimum of three years’ experience as a Care Assistant. We would also like to you have a QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care, but if you don’t, you must be willing to work towards it, which we will be happy to support you with. What is essential is that you have a truly caring nature, and that you are reliable, trustworthy and well organised. You are someone who cares for others and wants to make a real difference to our residents’ lives. You understand that there will be challenging days, but that you will also have many truly enjoyable times with our residents and your fellow Carers. You will have really good communication skills and will enjoy working as part of a friendly team. You will really value the rewarding moments you have with our residents and will always strive to provide the highest standards of Care, ensuring that you show the utmost respect to our residents at all times, championing their dignity and independence.
What to expect…
As a Senior Care Assistant, no two nights would ever be the same. You would take responsibility for the care home during your shift, which might involve dealing with any emergency situations that arise and would definitely involve handling medication. You would manage the handover from the Day Senior Care Assistant in the evening and then again the following morning. During your shift, you would lead and direct your care staff team, assigning tasks to them depending on what needed to be done. As well as directing the care staff, you would also assist residents with personal care duties, such as bathing, dressing, toileting and incontinence care. You would take an interest in the residents, helping them to live as full and enjoyable a life as their health permits. You would help with the running of the home and assist with cleaning communal areas if time permitted, as well as carrying out certain administrative duties, such as updating residents’ care charts.
How to apply
Email us … If you have a current CV please attach this or if not, just tell us a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in joining us. Make sure you include your preferred contact information and we will soon be in touch.