Care Assistant

Posted 10 October by Healthcare Homes
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Set in Sherbourne, Dorset, The Old Vicarage is a 40 bed residential care home. While being ideal for long-term residential needs, the home also maintains a respite service and offers day care to the surrounding communities.

Our Care Assistants are committed to understanding each residents personal needs and adhering to a tailored approach to care.

We are recruiting for Care Assistants to join our team and can offer full and part time positions on days, nights or weekends.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting residents in bathing, dressing and general mobility in accordance to their individual plan of care.
  • Assisting residents in their personal hygiene requirements in accordance to their individual plan of care.
  • Assisting residents with their continence requirements in accordance to their individual plan of care.
  • Reporting any changes in residents’ health or behaviour to your immediate supervisor.
  • Retrieving from and delivering personal laundry to residents’ rooms.
  • Working with all other staff to ensure a happy, clean, dignified and safe environment for the residents.
  • Ensure all records and documents are updated in accordance with company policy.
  • Participate in updating and writing care plans and resident documentation.
  • Assist with general cleaning, tidying and kitchen duties.

Person Specification.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Previous experience working within an elderly care environment desirable but not always necessary.
  • Understand care planning process and experience of writing care plans.
  • Knowledge of regulatory framework.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Develop good and effective relationships with all aspects of the business internally and externally.
  • Demonstrate an ability to ensure confidentiality.
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to take a pro-active approach
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent attendance and time keeping record
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Self motivated

Reference: 36101214

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