Are you ready for a new challenge, and want to be rewarded for your efforts?
Do you provide a natural person-centred approach with a desire to enable those who you support to achieve greater independence? We are currently working on behalf of a specialist care organisation who are looking for a senior care assistant to make a difference in their service in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The service prides itself on providing the highest level of care to the individuals who they support and offer excellent career progression. The service supports the elderly and individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s so experience within this client group is essential. In return, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, training and an attractive benefits package.
Desired personality of a Senior Care Assistant:
* A friendly, caring approach
* A genuine desire to help others
* The ability to relate to people with a variety of backgrounds
* A professional, reliable and flexible attitude
* The ability to work on your own or in a team
* Patience and a sense of humour
Requirements of a Senior Care Assistant:
* Experience providing personal care to individuals in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.
* The ability to help in the care of the services users’ physical environment and in the general day to day activities of the home.
* Assisting individuals who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and using the toilet.
* Care for individuals who are sick and needing, for example, minor dressings and bed nursing.
* Assisting in induction of new staff.
* Key working allocated individuals.
* Helping in the promotion of mental and physical activity of individuals through talking with them, taking them out, sharing in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.
* Making and changing beds, tidying rooms and doing light cleaning.
* Inspecting, laundering and mending the clothes of individuals.
* Setting tables and trays, serving meals, feeding individuals who need help, preparing meals and washing up, tidying and clearing the dining room.
* Answering the door and the telephone to greet visitors.
* Reading and writing reports, taking part in staff and service users’ meetings and in training activities as required by the Registered Manager and fulfilling the criteria set by the National Care Standards Act 2000.
* Maintaining the code of confidentiality.
* Abiding by the rules governing the safety and handling of drugs.
* Becoming familiar with the Fire Safety Regulations and participating in regular fire training of two sessions per annum.
* Reporting and recording any accident which may occur.
* Assisting Commission for Social Care Inspectors during visits of inspection
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