Senior Care Assistants - Part Time & Full Time

Interpersonnel Uk Limited
£20,000 - £24,999
14 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Senior Care Assistants - Days

Our client is looking for 3 Senior Care Assistants to join their team at a beautiful newly built residential care home in Tonbridge.

We are recruiting for:

1 x Senior Care Assistant to work part time - 24 hours per week*

2 x Senior Care Assistants to work full time - 42 hours per week*

Summary of Main responsibilities:

To act as part of the management team responsible for the day-to-day operation of the home. To play a key role in the care planning process. To support, mentor and supervise Carers. To undertake person centred care and to actively promote equality and diversity.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide senior cover in the absence of the Care Team Leader
  • Directly manage and supervise Care Assistants.
  • Assist in the implementation of duty rotas and methods of working, which ensure adequate staffing levels at all times and that proper attention is given to the person centred needs of residents.
  • Deal, in the first instance, with complaints from residents and resolve, or progress through General/Deputy Manager as appropriate, and in line with the Organisation’s’ policies and procedures.
  • Ensure relevant staff take part in the admissions work of interviewing and assessing prospective residents and, where necessary their relatives/advocates.
  • Ensure monthly review of residents’ care and support plans with the resident and relatives/advocate and monitor that care is being correctly carried out in line with the residents’ wishes and the Organisation’s procedures.
  • Evaluate all programmes of activities for the residents initiating changes where they are required and ensure that the activities coordinator is made aware of residents individual social activity needs. Work alongside Carers to ensure a high standard of person centred care, tailored to meet the needs of individual residents, and is put into practice.
  • Act as a role model for Carers leading and motivating by example.
  • Carry out the induction of new staff as requested
  • Carry out risk assessments as required and ensure that results are discussed with the line manager on duty and where necessary with residents and their relatives
  • Ensure proper cover for the 24-hour needs of the residents, undertaking other duties in the event of an emergency and taking part in on call rotas.
  • Manage staff and take appropriate disciplinary action when appropriate.
  • Take an active role in all staff, resident and relative meetings as determined by the Care Coordinator.
  • Assist the General/Deputy Manager in implementing procedures for emergencies, and other processes under Health & Safety legislation and The Organisation’s policies including the induction of new staff within the specified time period.
  • Take part in training activities as determined by the Care Coordinator and Care Department.
  • Assist the Manager/Assistant Manager in ensuring that the premises are kept clean and well maintained, and actively report repairs and defects as appropriate.
  • Work with all staff towards agreed policies and standards of care in keeping with the stated beliefs of the Organisation.
  • Co-ordinate the development of individual care plans; ensure appropriate sharing of information to others involved in direct care, and participate in the delivery of person centred care and evaluation of the care plans.
  • Participate in the planned admission process.
  • Monitor all documents associated with individual Resident’s care to include resident records, assessments, care & support plans, medication and accident records.
  • Monitor medication records and ensure the safe administration of medication in accordance with the Organisation’s policies and medical requirements.
  • Assess residents' health and activities on a continuous basis and ensure that any changes made to care are being implemented.
  • Monitor resident accidents taking whatever corrective measures may be appropriate.
  • Communicate with volunteers/external agencies to ensure care programmes are person focussed/centred.
  • Ensure regular reviews of residents’ medication are carried out, in compliance with the Organisation’s Policies.
  • Take an active role in supporting and encouraging daily activities for all residents.
  • Ensure that respite care provision meets the needs of the respite resident
  • Promote effective communication with members of staff, residents, their families and friends
  • Report on the wellbeing of residents and liaise with the GP’s, District Nurses and other professionals, ensuring care and support plans reflect any guidance provided
  • Promote a positive image of the Organisation in the locality.
  • Take an active part in ensuring that the process for handover is effective and meaningful in respect of staffing, time utilisation and professionalism.
  • Maintain high standards of confidentiality in accordance with the Organisation’s policies and beliefs.
  • Keep up to date with related issues by attending identified training sessions and meetings, and by regularly reading professional journals.
  • Take part in individual performance reviews as required.

Hourly rate of pay: £11/hour

*Please confirm what hours of work you are applying for upon application

Please note that to help control the high level of applications, only suitable candidates will receive a reply email with further details of the job. We ask that candidates take time to read this email and our consultants will follow up with a telephone call before submission.

All initial interviews will be carried out in our offices in Maidstone. Interpersonnel UK Ltd is acting as a recruitment consultancy on behalf of our client. Interpersonnel is an equal opportunities employer.

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