Senior Care Assistant

Posted 6 April by Orchard Care Homes Easy Apply Featured

Senior Carer - Nights

Orchard Care Homes - Castleford Lodge - WF10

Hours - 33 per week

Pay - £8.83 per hour

Positive Carers are at the Heart of our Community

If you are a qualified Senior Carer who is Welcoming, Kind, Professional, Positive, Respectful and Enjoys Life - we want 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 go the extra mile to improve the home experience and create a relaxed and informal community within our homes.

What you’ll be doing

Utilising your excellent communication and leadership skills, you’ll supervise the caring team and enable Orchard to deliver the highest standard of personalised care. You’ll be tasked with ensuring residents are treated with dignity and that individual’s rights to privacy, independence and choice are met.

Participating in the formulation and maintenance of individual care plans, you’ll administer medication as prescribed and keep accurate records for both. You’ll 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

A short walk from the centre of Castleford, with good access to public transport and rail and road links, Castleford Lodge is a mid-size home providing experienced care for elderly residents with a wide range of complex needs, including dementia.

What you’ll need

You will be qualified to NVQ2 in Direct Care and willing to work towards NVQ3 within 3 months of starting, and have over 2 years’ experience working in the care environment.

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 NVQ3 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

Reference: 34840873

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