Senior care Assistant

Barker Ross
£15,000 - £19,999
21 Mar 2019
24 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Barker Ross Health & Social Care are currently recruiting for Senior Care Assistant / shift leader in Northampton. Our Client is a privately owned group, which currently operates five care homes for the elderly, but with significant expansion plans for the future.

To ensure the highest possible levels of care as a shift leader you will maintain and support / assist service users in all aspects of daily living as indicated in the service users' plan of care under the guidance and supervision of the Manager or Nurse in Charge.
To support staff as shift leader to ensure that high standards are maintained and service users' are treated with dignity and respect and have the flexibility to work around them.

A brief list of Key tasks undertaken as a Senior care assistant / shift leader are:
 Create clear and effective lines of communication and working relationships, both within the home and with families, other professionals and agencies involved in the care of residents
 Attend and contribute to meetings / handovers to maintain communication between all levels of staff
 Maintain a safe staffing level at all times whilst minimizing agency usage
 Investigate any incidents, accidents or complaints that arise under direction of the Home Manager
 Keep abreast of new and developing services in the field of Residential and Nursing Care and particularly Dementia Care to ensure personal professional competency and that of the staff team is maintained
 Ensure the key worker scheme is fully functional

Below is Essential for the role of Senior Care Assistant basrd in Northampton.
 Relevant Professional qualification (e.g. At least NVQ Level 2 and willing to work towards NVQ Level 3)
 Experience in residential / nursing home setting of which at least one year must be with people living with dementia
 Awareness of the principles of Person Centered Care Planning
 In accordance with training achievements during NVQ Level 2 in Care under those clinical duties as delegated by the Head of Care and the Manager
 Senior Care Assistants should only undertake those duties that they are confident and competent to perform. They should not think that they are obliged to perform any of these extra duties - any problems / concerns should be discussed with the Manager at the earliest possible opportunity,
 To ensure knowledge is gained to demonstrate a good understanding of the prevention of abuse of vulnerable adults, recognition of the signs of abuse and procedures to follow in the event of an allegation of abuse
 Be willing to undertake certain administrative tasks when requested to do so i.e. preparation of drug orders, care planning for designated service users, maintain charts for service users as needed
 Full Driving Licence

This is an excellent opportunity in the Northampton area because our client has current plans to expand and enable career progression, which will have a major positive impact the business.

If this position is not right for you, Barker Ross Health & social care are currently recruiting for the following positions: Care Assistant, Support Workers, RGNs. RMNs, RNLDs, Clinical Leads, Deputy Managers and Nursing Home Manager. Please call to discuss your new opportunity today!


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

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