Care Assistant - Letham Park, EH6 4NN

£8.49
Ref: 482 Date Posted: Monday 06 Nov 2017

 

Care Assistant - £8.49

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

The Garden House is a modern, purpose built unit located in Letham Park Care Home which accommodates for 50 residents. The home is located in the heart of the Trinity area in Edinburgh and is close to all local amenities. The Garden House is split into two units, and we care for residents with dementia, elderly & frail residents as well as an EMI unit. 

We have a full time and part time 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

  • Preferably have an SVQ2 (or equivalent) in Social Services & Healthcare
  • Have experience in the care sector
  • Be compassionate and committed to providing high quality care to our residents
  • Communicate effectively with other staff, residents, relatives and visitors
  • 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 a supportive, friendly working environment
  • 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.