Care Assistant - Meadowlark, IV36 2JT

Ref: 406 Date Posted: Monday 22 May 2017

Care Assistant (Day & night shift)

Forres (IV36)
£8.49 per hour

Meadowlark Care Centre is situated on the outskirts of the small town of Forres. Meadowlark provides 24 hour nursing care to elderly (generally frail) residents with conditions such as Dementia, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease and offers end of life care all in a friendly and homely environment.  Purpose built in 1988, Meadowlark is a single storey building set in its own well maintained grounds.

Meadowlark is currently seeking passionate & experienced Care Assistants. Your hours will be provided on a rota basis or at short notice; therefore, you must be willing to be flexible.

Your duties will include

  • Assisting residents, when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing, whilst encouraging the resident to remain as independent as possible

  • Providing assistance during meal times, ensuring that residents and have a pleasant dining experience

  • Treating all residents with respect and ensuring their privacy, dignity and right of choice at all times

  • Being aware of the residents care plan and providing person centred care in accordance with this, as directed

  • Assisting in maintaining residents care documentation

  • Assisting with residents activities, both inside and outside of the care home

  • Adhering to the SSSC Codes of Practice at all times and obtain SSSC registration within 6 months of commencing the role.

The successful applicant will

  • Be compassionate and committed to providing high quality care to our residents

  • Ideally have experience in the care sector

  • Have an SVQ 2 or 3, or equivalent qualification within a care setting.

  • Be SSSC registered, or applied to the register already.

  • Communicate effectively with other staff, residents, relatives and visitors

  • Work well as part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary team

  • Ensure all information of a confidential nature gained is not divulged to third parties

We offer continuous training and improvement to help all employees deliver and maintain the level of care we strive for, as well as achieving your own goals within a care setting.

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