Care Assistant Darlington

Salary

up to £8.21 p/hr over 25yrs

Working Hours

24 hrs per week day shift

Location

Darlington

Main Job Functions

To work as a team member under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager, trained nursing staff and senior care assistants in delivering high quality person centred care in a way that respects the dignity of the individual promoting independence and well being; and to undertake other activities to assist in the running of the home as required.

Ideally applicants should have an NVQ/Diploma in health & social care or have completed the care certificate within the past year.

Previous experience in the same or similar role is required.

Candidates should have good communication skills with a caring character.

All hours are on a rota basis.

24 hrs p/week day and night opportunities available

Main Job Duties

To assist the service users in personal care including washing, bathing, dressing and toilet needs.

· Responding promptly to call bells.

· To report any accidents or unexplained injuries immediately to the Manager or nurse in charge.

· To ensure that service users are socially presentable in appearance at all times.

· To ensure that service users have any aids e.g. – Dentures, Hearing Aids, Spectacles etc. fitted, cleaned and in working order.

· To assist the service users in rehabilitation activities under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager and trained nursing staff.

· To assist in the cleaning of the Home as the need arises, particularly dining areas after meals and to support infection control e.g. cleaning up spills immediately.

· To pay due respect to service users possessions and to ensure that bedrooms and communal areas are tidy and presentable.

· To be resourceful in the use of supplies.

· To report to the Nurse in Charge or Senior Care Assistant, any changes in individual service user’s condition and any other relevant matter, noting especially any changes in skin condition.

· To refer all enquiries regarding the care or condition of service users to the senior nursing staff or senior care assistant irrespective of the source of the enquiry.

· To respect the rights of service users including privacy and dignity.

· To assist in the serving and clearing of meals, snacks and drinks.

· To assist service users to eat and drink, monitoring intake and reporting any concerns to the nurse in charge or senior care assistant.

· To complete all food and fluid charts and any other daily monitoring records as requested.

· To participate in social activities with service users and to use all interactions with service users as an opportunity for stimulation/occupation.

Required Qualifications

NVQ/Diploma in health & social care or have completed the care certificate within the past year is desirable but not essential

Other Details

This position is permanent and is working in a residential home environment

Successful candidates will need to complete an Enhanced DBS check

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