Care Assistant - Milford House, EH15 1SG

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Ref: 542 Date Posted: Thursday 07 Dec 2017

Job Summary

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 our Milford House Care Home.

Milford House is a converted Victorian House set in the Duddingston Area of Edinburgh. Milford House is registered to provide 24 hour nursing and general care for up to 30 older people in 28 single occupancy rooms and I double room

We are currently seeking bank care assistants. Please note: this is a 0hrs contract position. Hours will be provided as required to cover sick leave, holidays, vacant hours, staff shortages, etc.

Responsibilities and Duties

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.

Qualifications and Skills

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
  • Work well as part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary team
  • Ensure all information of a confidential nature gained is not divulged to third parties

Benefits

In return, we will offer you

  • A competitive rate of pay
  • 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.