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Care Assistant - Levenhall Care Home, EH21 7QD

Ref: 483 Date Posted: Monday 19 Jun 2017

Care Assistant - £8.49 - Nights

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 Levenhall Care Home.

Levenhall Care Home is registered to provide nursing care for up to twenty-three older people and is made up of two semi-detached houses, which have been converted to one building with accommodation on two floors. Stairs and a passenger lift give access to the upper floor.

The home is situated in a residential area on the outskirts of Musselburgh, approximately one mile from the town centre and close to a number of main bus routes.

We are currently recruiting for a part time night shift.We also have 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