Responsible to: Manager and Nominated Individual
We have a vacancy for a full time care assistant at Enablement Care in Sutton in Ashfield. This is a very rewarding role with full training provided. Please click the link to start your new career today.
1. Main purpose of job
1.1 You will be expected to work as a team member, under take directions and supervision from senior care and management. To ensure that residents receive the highest standard of care.
1.2.1 To ensure family members and visitors acknowledge we provide high support by answering the door in a polite manner, answering the phone politely, greeting with a smile and being approachable. Always ensure you introduce yourself and ask for identification if it is an unfamiliar face and ask them to sign in. Those we support are in our care, they are your responsibility therefore we have to ensure we safeguard their home.
2. Specific responsibilities
Responsibilities to residents:
2.1 To help residents with daily living activities, personal hygiene, helping to assist with toilet and to promote independence.
2.2 Ensure residents rooms are kept tidy at all times, having fresh towels put in daily- 2 light, 2 dark- to be placed out on night shift.
2.3 Assist residents with activities e.g in house- reading a paper, music, socialising, meeting all religious needs.
2.4 Assist with resident’s meals, making use of the correct equipment for example/; plate guards to help with cutting food up. Ensure when supporting on the floor, all dietary requirements are met e.g pureed foods are provided for residents on assessed diets and diabetics are monitored with low sugar foods- alternatives are offered.
2.5 Any change in need- the manager is informed.
2.6 Assist the laundry assistant and ensure correct storage of laundry.
2.7 Help residents with moving and handling using walking frames and hoists as per their manual handling risk assessment.
2.8 Ensure that the residents retain their dignity and individuality.
2.9 Take all reasonable steps to ensure the safe keeping of resident’s property.
2.10 Respect the resident’s wishes and beliefs.
2.11 Be aware of and comply with all Enablement Care policies and procedures and also with national care standards and regulation 2010.
2.12 ‘All staff are responsible for protecting themselves and others against infection risks. All staff regardless of whether clinical or not are expected to comply with current infection control policies and procedures and to report any problems with regard to this to the manager. All staff undertaking patient care activities must attend infection control training and updates as required by this organisation’
2.13 If you are allocated a key worker – it is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of this role and the importance of completing monthly/ weekly duties.
2.14 As a care assistant- communication is vital- all appointments, conversations, diets etc. to be recorded and handed over.
2.15 Be aware that you may be asked to dispense medication if you are trained
2.16 You may be also asked to complete other duties which will ensure the resident’s needs are in our best interest to enable us to provide a high standard of care, continuity and support.
3. General Responsibilities
3.1 Report all accidents / incidents to the Manager and complete relevant documentation.
3.2 Be aware of and comply with the requirements regarding dress behaviour, punctuality and attendance as indicated by your employer’s disciplinary and grievance procedure, disciplinary rule and contract of employment law.
3.3 Where the home policy is proved to be ill defined or is becoming unworkable to inform the manager.
3.4 Attend all statutory training:
3.5 To be willing to complete N.V.Q Level 2.
3.6 Be fully conversant with the rules and procedures to be carried out in the event of a fire.
3.7 Be fully conversant with the homes policy and guidance notes, relatives health and safety.
3.8 Be aware of national minimum standards and regulation 2001- 2010 from CQC.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £10.00 per hour
- On-site parking
- 12 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
- Weekend availability
All staff and visitors are required to wear PPE.
- GCSE or equivalent (preferred)
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