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Care Assistant - Bank - Jesmond Care Home, AB22 8UR

Ref: 492 Date Posted: Monday 19 Jun 2017

Care Assistant - £8.49

Bank Position

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 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 are currently seeking bank staff. Please note this is not a full time or part time position and shifts will be provided as needed to cover sick leave, holidays, etc. 

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
  • An informative induction and on-going, relevant training and development
  • A supportive and 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.