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CARE ASSISTANT

We are recruiting on behalf of our Client - a well respected care home in the area

Carers are an extremely important part of the team since they are

the representatives of management in closest contact with the residents and the people who

actually produce the service.

THE ROLE

Provide continuous and consistent support for service users, both physical, practical

and emotional which reflects any individual changing needs in line with their

identified desires and their care plan. This support should be provided in a manner

that promotes their independence and safety, dignity and privacy, and be non-

discriminatory. You must ensure the best standards are reached.

Have a clear understanding of the Care Home philosophy, aims and

objectives and of their own role and personal objectives.

Be committed to ongoing training in all techniques and other relevant subjects

Play a key role in workplace communications.

Be closely involved in ensuring good employee relations. Work with your team to

gain the best care possible.

Attend staff meetings as required by the Senior or Registered Manager

Read all policy and procedures provided by the Care Home.

Read emplovee Handbook.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

To work as a team to achieve all care tasks.

To communicate effectively with all members of the work team including senior

managers; staff of the other support staff.

To comply with the requirements of the Registered Homes Act and any other

professional memberships.

To assist the residents in all support needed.

To maintain the highest standard of care

To accurately record all care planning and care delivered to our residents, to ensure this

care planning is kept 'up to date' and to report promptly to Registered Manager any

problems or concerns in delivering this care.

To meet legal and professional requirements with regard to the dispensing, storage

and administration of medication. (if trained)

To ensure that any complaints received from whatever source are properly logged

and reported to Registered Manager

To fully understand and observe confidentiality in all matters concerning the

Care Home residents and staff members.

To accurately maintain all other documentation necessary to ensure the smooth

running and quality of service provision of the Care Home.

To communicate effectively with residents, their families and representatives and all

professional associates and visitors to the Care Home.

To take a key role in promoting the Philosophy and Policies and Procedures of

the Care Home.

To be familiar with Health & Safety at Work Regulations and take responsibility for

the Health & Safety of the Care Home Residents.

To ensure that fire alarms, service users call systems and door alarms are fully

functional when on shift. Report any issues immediately. Follow all fire safety

procedures.

Monitor the effective use of resources in providing our service

Ensure reliability when your shift has been given.

To be prepared to accept other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the

post, in light of changing circumstances.

To establish and maintain good relationships with residents, their family and

representatives, professional contacts, members of the local community, suppliers

and any other parties with whom the Care Home has dealings and to welcome

and be courteous to all visitors to the Care Home at all times.

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