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Care Assistant - Nights in Netley, Southampton at The Cinnamon Care Collection

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Care Assistant - Nights
£8.75 per hour plus benefits -
36 or 48 hrs pw - 8pm - 8am (planned rotas)
Paid breaks, free DBS and Uniform

Netley Court is a stunning residential and dementia care home based in Netley Abbey. We are looking for additional team members to join our team. We provide full support and training and opportunities for career progression. 

You role is to provide individual care as required by each resident in order to meet their personal needs whilst ensuring that each person’s dignity and individuality is upheld and their independence, choice and control is promoted at all times. You will help to create a happy and caring atmosphere; which involves providing a wide range of general caring services and duties within the limits of personal experience and knowledge. You will help in the care of the resident’s physical environment and general well being. 

Main Responsibilities

You will work with all types of residents receiving direct care. Your duties and responsibilities will vary depending on the needs of the residents but can include:

  • Ensuring the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/ assisting residents, when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing, and all other aspects of daily living, according to their individual needs.
  • Paying particular attention to assisting residents who have limited mobility, or physical difficulties, making the best use of aids provided.
  • Closely monitoring residents who may be confused and/or who have behavioural problems.
  • Promoting continence and assisting with toileting.
  • Assisting in the delivery of care for residents who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Keeping your line manager fully informed of the events.  
  • Promote the rights, dignity, privacy, respect, & choice to every resident when providing care.
  • Observing care planning needs for residents and completing daily records as instructed and in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • Assisting in framework of social activities by interacting with residents and helping them to continue with hobbies and activities in the Home.
  • Answering Call bell system and giving assistance as required ensuring residents retain their comfort & dignity.
  • Under the supervision and guidance of Senior Care Assistants, reporting on the well-being of residents.
  • Making and changing beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty. Ensuring the Home’s resources are used appropriately.
  • Cleaning and maintaining equipment used by residents e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensuring the Home is kept clean and tidy, in line with the Company’s attention to detail philosophy.
  • If applicable, care for residents clothing and rooms as named, and ensuring that all clothing is clean, handled with care and clearly marked.
  • Assisting residents who need help during meal times (and awareness of any swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc.). Assisting with serving of food & drinks as requested & required.

Job Requirements

Person Specification 

  • Physically and medically able to carry out duties and responsibilities with or without assistive aids
  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualifications if not willingness to pursue
  • Team player, self-motivated, proactive, flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and work under pressure