Care Assistant (Nights) - Dementia Specialist
Orchard Care Homes - Green Park, Warrington, WA5
Hours - 38.5 hours per week (3 on 3 off shift pattern) - Both days and nights available!
Pay - Up to £7.83 per hour dependant on age
**Exciting opportunity in a new dementia + specialist service**
Kind Care Assistants are at the Heart of our Community
If you are a reliable and punctual team player, with good numeracy and literacy skills and a warm and friendly disposition, we would like to hear from you.
Orchard at the Heart of the Community
Orchard Care Homes has been running and managing care homes across the UK for over a decade. Our mission: To be the positive choice for residents, their families and friends, healthcare professionals and staff.
Our person-centred approach to care relies on the dedication and passion of our Carers, who we expect to go the extra mile to improve the home experience and generate a relaxed and informal community within our homes.
What you’ll be doing
Utilising your excellent communication skills and ability to put others at ease, you’ll be tasked with delivering the highest standard of personalised care to residents, ensuring everyone is treated with dignity and that individual’s rights to privacy, independence and choice are met.
Following individual care plans, you will act as a key worker for a named group of residents and will participate in leisure activities as appropriate, including escorting residents to appointments and outings. Responsible for making, changing and tidying rooms, you will undertake general light cleaning duties to maintain a pleasant and welcoming environment; helping to serve meals and give appropriate support to residents who need additional assistance.
Where you will be working
Green Park, in Warrington, is currently recruiting for experienced and highly motivated dementia specialist Care Assistants, to join their passionate care team in a new dementia + specialist service opening early 2018. Green Park is a bright and spacious home designed to support 105 residents needing residential, nursing and more specialist dementia care. This would be a fantastic time to join the team here, in their new 18 bed dementia + specialist unit, which is being developed within the larger green park service. The new unit will provide personalised care within an appropriate homely environment, tailored to meet resident’s needs, who would be considered as requiring a specialist dementia type service.
What you’ll need
Effective, confident communication and interpersonal skills are essential for developing good internal relationships with your team, residents and relatives. You’ll need to understand and comply with statutory and legal requirements such as Health and Safety, COSH and the Care Standards Act; as well as possessing sound knowledge in Infection Prevention and Control policies.
An attentive self-starter, you will be alert to residents physical and mental wellbeing so that you can immediately report any changes in a resident’s condition to a senior person on duty.
You will have to work towards NVQ2 in Direct Care as this must be completed within 12 months of taking up this position, but it’s the attitude you can bring to Orchard Care Homes that we value most and we are looking for enthusiastic people to continue making Orchard a rewarding and enjoyable place to live and work.
What we offer in return;
By choosing Orchard Care Homes you are joining a progressive and ambitious group of care homes. We are driven to provide the very best standards of care and quality within our homes, and to recruit the very best Carers to our company. As such we offer a competitive salary and range of benefits including;
- Ongoing training
- Career development opportunities
- Refer a friend scheme
- Comprehensive Induction
- Cost of DBS check paid for by the Company
- Opportunity to become a specialist Champion
- Free Uniform
- Pension Scheme
- Communication Skills
- Interpersonal Skills
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