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Guisborough, Yorkshire The Staffing Experts

12.85p/h

Full time

Permanent

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Care Assistant. The homes are family run care homes in the heart of Guisborough. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, committed Senior Care Assistant to join our friendly team.

We are committed to providing excellent care in an environment which shows kindness and empathy to each resident we care for, supporting them to live their best life.

Become a valued member of our team where our core values are to be a supportive employer ensuring our teams reaches their full potential.

Shifts + Pay:

Hourly rate starts at 12.85.

Bank Holidays are currently paid at double time, meaning as a Senior Care Assistant you could earn up to 27.70 per hour.

Overtime shifts currently achieve an enhanced payment in addition to the hourly base rate of 2 per hour, meaning for overtime shifts, as a Senior Care Assistant you could earn up to 12.85 per hour.

We offer full time contracts (37 hours per week) which provides a set two-week rolling rota, working 4 days on week 1 and 3 days on 2, meaning you work every other weekend with several days off in between. We can also offer part time contracts and bank/zero-hour contracts to suit candidates' lifestyles and offer flexibility.

Benefits:

  • Work for a family-run business in a rewarding role.
  • Competitive rate of pay.
  • Family friendly rota system - alternative weekend off
  • Varied contracted hours available.
  • Funded DBS
  • Premium rates for bank holiday working and overtime
  • Funded blue light card, giving discount to retail shops.
  • Extensive staff well-being programme including free counselling and support 24/7 365 support.
  • Awarded Investors in People (Awarded on a company's performance in management and development of employees)
  • Pension scheme

Job Description

Summary of role:

To lead the care team in assisting in the delivery of person-centred resident care, leading and working as a team to achieve the required standards, whilst maintaining dignity and respect for all residents.

Key Tasks:

  • Always ensure the care / support delivered is done so in line with the resident's care plan.
  • Under the direction of the Manager/Deputy Manager, take lead in the delivery of resident's care plans, ensuring the needs of each resident are met. This includes ensuring that each resident exercises their rights of choice, dignity, and privacy.
  • Record all resident care planning on an electronic computer system.
  • Support with prompting / administering the correct medication at the correct time. Collecting prescriptions and medication is also required on occasions. Ensure that the administration, storage, handling of medication is safe and in line with policy and legislation. Record all medication information on an electronic system.
  • Closely monitor residents who may be confused and / or who may present with behaviours that challenge.
  • Lead and assist in the delivery of care for residents who are dying or who have a progressive illness.
  • Reporting and acting on any resident's health concerns and wellbeing to relevant professionals and management.
  • Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved.
  • Ensure the staff under your control are given practical instructions and are fully aware of the care needs in all aspects of care; records should be kept as such.
  • Ensuring set tasks/checks are completed within required timescales.
  • Complete tasks given by colleagues and management to ensure residents wellbeing such as involving and liaising with external professionals including but not limited to GP's, memory clinic, nurses etc. Record similar tasks that you require other senior staff or management to complete in your absence to ensure continuity of care.
  • To build relationships with residents and their families to ensure they/their loved ones are safe and well cared for

Job Requirements:

  • Hold or be willing to work towards a minimum of NVQ level 3 or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in care, preferably in a senior role
  • You will have a kind, warm and caring nature and be able to work well as part of a team but also use your own initiative.
  • Maintaining accurate records, time management and prioritising tasks will also be strengths.
  • Attend support meetings/sessions such as team meetings, supervisions, and appraisals when you are invited.

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