Care Assistant - Nights

Location

Witney, Oxon

Salary & Benefits

£8 - £8.60 per hour (dependant on qualifications)

Vacancy Type

Part Time,

Full Time

Closing Date

16/08/2018

Based in Witney, Oxfordshire, Cedar Court is a 63 bed home covering residential and dementia care.  We are looking for Care Assistants to join our team to support our residents with their everyday needs ensuring emotional and social needs are met.  

We are looking for people who have a caring nature, patience and a passion for providing excellence in care.  You may have not worked as Care Assistant or indeed in the Healthcare industry before but have the right attitude and a big heart which is the perfect starting point, we will support you to develop your skills and knowledge.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting residents in bathing, dressing and general mobility in accordance to their individual plan of care.
  • Assisting residents in their personal hygiene requirements in accordance to their individual plan of care.
  • Assisting residents with their continence requirements in accordance to their individual plan of care.
  • Reporting any changes in residents’ health or behaviour to your immediate supervisor.
  • Making beds.
  • Retrieving from and delivering personal laundry to residents’ rooms.
  • Working with all other staff to ensure a happy, clean, dignified and safe environment for the residents.
  • Ensure all records and documents are updated in accordance with company policy.
  • Participate in updating and writing care plans and resident documentation.
  • Ensuring adherence to the company policies and procedures relevant to this role.
  • Assisting in the safe control, administration and storage of residents’ medication as prescribed by the General Practitioner.
  • Assist with general cleaning, tidying and kitchen duties.

Specific Night Duties:

  • Assisting in the provision of resident’s breakfasts in accordance to their individual plan of care.
  • Working with other staff team members to ensure a happy, clean, and safe environment for your colleagues and any visitors to the home.
  • Complete an annual night workers health assessment.

Person Specification.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Previous experience working within an elderly care environment desirable but not always necessary.
  • Understand care planning process and experience of writing care plans.
  • Knowledge of regulatory framework.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Develop good and effective relationships with all aspects of the business internally and externally.
  • Demonstrate an ability to ensure confidentiality.
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to take a pro-active approach
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent attendance and time keeping record
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Self motivated

£8 - £8.20 per hour (£8.40 p/h if you have NVQ Level 2, £8.60 per hour if you have NVQ Level 3)