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Care Assistant - Jesmond Care Home, AB22 8UR

Ref: 417 Date Posted: Wednesday 31 May 2017

Care Assistant - £8.49

Are you a committed, passionate and friendly Care Assistant?  We are seeking talented and caring individuals for nights who will make a difference to the lives of the residents we care for at Jesmond Care Home.

Jesmond Care Home is a brand new, purpose built care home with space for 65 residents in single occupancy en-suite rooms. The home is located in the heart of the bridge of Don and is close to all local amenities. Jesmond is split into three units; we care for residents with advanced stages of dementia, elderly & frail residents as well as an EMI unit.

We have a 28.5 hours night shift available as well as vacancies for Bank Staff.

Your key responsibilities 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

·         Have either a SVQ2/3 or a relevant SVQ qualification

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

·         Have experience in the care sector

·         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

In return, we will offer you

·         A competitive rate of pay

·         Guaranteed weekly, contracted hours

·         An informative induction and on-going, relevant training and development

·         A supportive and friendly working environment