CURRENT VACANCIES Care Assistant

Care Assistant

Job Reference: VAC-11629_1537868673
Salary: Up to £8 per hour
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THE ORGANISATION:

Our client is a private residential care home for the elderly registered with the Care Quality Commission for 39 residents and is rated as ‘Good’. They enjoy an excellent reputation in Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties in offering:

  • Long term residential care for the elderly.
  • Residential care for those suffering from a variety of conditions.
  • Short stay respite and holiday breaks.
  • Intermediate care for elderly patients who have been discharged from hospital and require temporary rehabilitation.

Our client believes ‘Every resident has the right to independence, freedom of choice, privacy, dignity, respect and most importantly, the right to live as full and active a life as possible.’

Our client believes ‘Every resident has the right to independence, freedom of choice, privacy, dignity, respect and most importantly, the right to live as full and active a life as possible.’

Our client is owned by a family owned company, which has been operating care homes for the elderly in Cambridgeshire for over 25 years. The company has owned Paxton Hall since 2000. The Directors visit the home regularly and are closely involved in the oversight of the home’s management.

The home is managed on a daily basis by an experienced qualified manager and deputy manager, an administrator, and senior supervisors who run the care shifts. They are assisted by about 30 other staff including an activities co-ordinator, care assistants, a cleaning supervisor and cleaning staff, an experienced handyman and a gardener.

THE ROLE:

To provide high-quality person-centred care in the home. You will assist with essential aspects of care, including personal care, social support and emotional support -

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  • Assist residents who need help with feeding, dressing, undressing, bathing and the toilet as per the Care Plan.
  • Help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence; help in use and care of aids and personal equipment.
  • Care for residents temporarily sick and needing, for example, minor dressings, bed care.
  • Help care for residents who are dying.
  • Help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of residents through talking to them in an appropriate manner, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.
  • Make and change beds; tidy rooms and do light cleaning; empty commodes.
  • Inspect, launder and mend residents’ clothing.
  • Set tables and trays; serve meals; feed residents who need help; prepare light meals and wash up; tidy and clear the dining room.
  • Answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone; greet visitors.
  • Read and write reports.
  • Take part in staff and residents’ meetings and in training activities as directed.
  • Encourage residents to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.
  • Be aware of all relevant Fire Regulations and Safety Procedures.
  • Comply with the home’s guidelines and policies at all times.
  • Perform other duties as may reasonably be required.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:

You will be dedicated and passionate about helping people and have a real interest in improving the lives of others. Empathy with the elderly together with listening skills are vital. You will provide a superior standard of care in secure, relaxing and homely surroundings. Also, providing privacy, dignity, choice and encourage independence. Whilst supporting and maintaining a person-centred care environment and promoting self-esteem.

You must be able to demonstrate you can work as part of a team as well as an ability to work independently. For the right candidate, this will be both a rewarding and satisfying job.

REWARDS:

  • 28 days’ annual leave including bank holidays
  • Forward thinking company, committed to your development
  • Opportunity to progress & carry out NVQ’s in Health and Social Care
  • Excellent starting salary & shift enhancements
  • Free Parking

At Healthier Recruitment we are dedicated in finding our candidates their ideal roles. We go above and beyond the basic requirements of our candidates to find roles that not only match their overall package expectations but provide them with an opportunity to secure a position that offers personal fulfilment and the potential to develop within an organisation that shares similar visions and values.

Job Reference: VAC-11629_1537868673

Salary: Up to £8 per hour

Salary per: Hour

Job Duration:

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