What hours would I need to work?
This role is for 28 hours each week, working a variety of early and late shifts, including alternate weekends, on a two week, rolling-rota basis. Our early shifts run from 7am to 2pm and our late shifts run from 2pm to 9pm.
What would I get paid?
The salary for this role ranges from £12 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. This role also requires one day per fortnight of admin work, so it is important that you are computer literate. What is most 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 days 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 Senior Care Assistant on the shift preceding yours and then again at the end of your shift. During your shift, you would lead and direct the other Care staff, 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.
You would support residents at mealtimes, helping to serve meals and assisting residents to the dining room. You might be asked to join in with our entertainment staff to help with planned activities, such as arts and crafts, or maybe even accompany residents on day trips outside the home.
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.