Our client is a nationwide charity providing housing, support and care for the elderly. Established since 1956, The Abbeyfield Society has a commitment to enhancing the quality of life, ensuring dignity, choice, independence and respect, for those trusted in its care.
The charity is seeking to appoint a number of Day Care Assistants and Night Care Assistants to work within a team at a care home for 65 elderly residents in Staffordshire. Working shift patterns, the Day Care Assistants will work 7.30am to 3pm and 3pm-9pm shifts, whilst the Night Care Assistants’ shift is from 9pm to 7.45am. The successful candidates will report to the care home’s Team Leader.
Although training is given, previous experience in providing care, which will include washing, dressing, preparing meals, and support, be it physical, emotional, or palliative, is essential. An aptitude for team work is vital, as is awareness of the security and confidentiality issues of residents. Given the location of the care home it is advised to have access to your own transport.
Our client is interested in appointing permanent full and part time workers as well as bank staff for this role. Please state in your cover letter whether you would prefer a Day or Night role, either, or bank.
Hunt4Staff is operating as a recruitment advertising partner with The Abbeyfield Society. As such, our client will receive 100% of the applications and will contact you directly.
Your duties as a Day / Night Care Assistant will include:
Assisting residents with all elements of their personal care to include washing, dressing, preparing of meals, assist with eating and mobility problems.
Be able to respond throughout the day and night if any residents are unwell or require the emergency services.
Participating with the team for continual monitoring of each resident’s health needs including appropriate liaison with senior and relevant staff.
Ensuring residents’ choice and independence is respected and have knowledge of residents’ risk management plans.
Making beds, tidying rooms, light cleaning, and emptying of commodes.
Caring sensitively to residents who are unwell or requiring palliative care.
Participating in the key worker system as defined within the home.
Conducting a professional hand over at the end of your shift.
The ideal Candidate will have the following skills and qualities:
Experience in a similar role within a health or social care setting.
Demonstrate an empathy and understanding of the needs of older people.
A relevant NVQ Level 2 qualification or willingness to undertake training to achieve that standard.
Ability to communicate and interact well with people.
Ability to read, write and work with numbers to a good standard.
Strong awareness of Health and Safety issues.
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.