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Care Assistant - HCC14526

Job Details:

Salary range: £18,426 - £19,407 pro rata, per annum

Work location: Cranleigh Paddock, Lyndhurst

Hours per week: 24

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 22 September 2019

Advert Text:

In these vital roles, life experience is more important than work experience. You will have an empathy with the needs of older people and understand the importance of treating our residents with dignity and respect.

We will give you all the support, training and development you will need to help you enjoy an extremely satisfying career in social care. The work can be challenging, but the rewards are beyond measure.

If you feel you can help to make our care home a place that our residents can really call home, we would love to hear from you.

Job Purpose:

To attend to the individual needs of residents and to monitor them during the day.

Role Responsibilities:
  • To ensure a record is maintained of residents’ personal care needs in accordance with procedures and guidelines. Carry out routine risk assessments for clients and care planning. Complete daily contact sheets to show events affecting residents.
  • To advise senior staff of any issues (both personal and environmental) concerning welfare of residents to ensure continuing high standard of care.
  • To share information on individual residents’ care needs by liaising with residents, relatives and senior staff to ensure continuing high standards of care.
  • To spend time with the residents (both at the unit and on external trips), in order to build and maintain relationships and social contact. Shopping on client’s behalf when necessary. Act as a key worker for a number of residents so that a special relationship is forged and maintained with them to promote their physical, emotional and social well being. Complete individual care plans with residents to ensure they receive appropriate care (with appropriate reference to senior staff).
  • To maintain a standard of cleanliness in residents’ rooms, including labelling of personal clothes, tidying of cupboards/drawers in order that individual comfort is afforded. To assist in maintaining individual standards of hygiene in accordance with client’s wishes so that personal dignity is retained.
  • To undertake appropriate activities with clients as identified in their care plans. This may refer to their interest in gardening, car maintenance, cookery, etc.
  • Maintain an awareness of corporate and departmental equalities and health and safety policies and procedures and applies them in the day to day job requirements.
Role Requirements:
  • Patience and good communication skills
  • An understanding of the client group
  • Physically able to assist client into bath (using equipment where necessary)
  • Trained and able to use equipment for moving/handling residents e.g. hoists, glide sheets (will be provided on appointment)
  • Writing skills (for daily records, care plans etc.)
  • Ideally, an NVQ2 in Social Care and some experience with dementia although these are not essential.
Working Conditions:
  • Manual handling of people and objects daily 15+kg
  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Night work
  • Participating in direct personal care
  • Food handling
  • Contact with sharps (e.g. Needles)
  • Working in a hot environment
  • Contact with people with infections, human blood or bodily fluid
  • Contact with cleaning materials
  • Wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Please contact Christopher Babbidge on 02380 283602

 

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

 

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 


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