Care Assistant/ Support worker Day & Night Roles

Lindemann Healthcare

JOB TITLE: Care Assistant/Support worker
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Care Home Manager/Staff Nurse/Senior Care assistant

Job Summary

The post-holder is a support member of the care Team whose main duties will be to provide high standards of care to all residents under the direct supervision of the Senior staff.

Rate of pay from £8.80 – £9.20 p/hour

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meeting the individualised needs of each resident. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do
  • Reporting to the Person in Charge all matters relating to residents care.
  • Maintain effective communications with residents, relatives and colleagues.
  • Assist in assigned tasks allocated with the care of the residents

 Key Tasks:

  • Assist with the reception and orientation of new residents in a reassuring manner, listing the resident’s clothing and other property.
  • Encourage and support each resident to do as much as possible for themselves in all aspects of daily living, which will include washing, dressing and continence.
  • Escorts residents to shops or approved excursions. Assists with aspects social care needs. Complete and maintain necessary daily records painting a full picture of social engagement, activities and physical care
  • Be part of a culture where each of us makes a difference
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To undertake duties related to the daily personal care of residents, in accordance with agreed plans of care and under the general guidance of senior staff.
  • In line with our philosophy of care and residents charted support each of the residents to remain as active and independent as possible within the constraints of their condition.
  • Using skill and imagination to help residents deal with everyday difficulties arising from their memory problems or physical health.
  • Encourage and support each resident to do as much as possible for themselves in all aspects of daily living, which will include washing, dressing and continence.
  • Using imagination and initiative to help our residents succeed at familiar tasks such as Tidying residents’ rooms and cupboards, keeping clothing and possessions in order.
  • Work flexibly, providing help with physical care as and when necessary to maximise opportunities for the residents to enjoy previous recreational interests, social and religious preferences.
  • Respect the residents’ rights of choice, privacy, and dignity and be sensitive to each persons needs.
  • Work together with the team on goals using activities of daily living for each resident and his or her family members by implementing individualised care plans.
  • Demonstrate an ability to build and maintain relationships with people whose understanding is impaired and their families through good communication skills.
  • Offer many opportunities each day for residents to engage in situations with personal meaning, a sense of community, choices and fun.
  • Take responsibility by following tailored plans of assistance for mobility, communication, social interaction, nutrition and physical care.
  • Encourage residents to engage in physical exercises and activities to help increase strength and dexterity.
  • Assist residents with their mobility having received training in the use appropriate equipment and will be responsible for the safe and proper use of such equipment.
  • Work independently and show initiative at maintaining a stimulating and homely environment for each resident.

Be conversant/comply with all Home policies and procedures, which relate to the care service.

This Job Description is not exhaustive and may change to meet the needs of the care service. It should be used in conjunction with the aims and objectives required in the Orientation and Training Programme.

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