Care Assistant - Days

Location

Blandford, Dorset

Salary & Benefits

Up to £8.50 per hour

Vacancy Type

Full Time,

Part Time

Closing Date

26/09/2018

Care Assistant - Blandford Grange

Blandford Grange is a modern purpose built care home, tastefully decorated, providing a warm friendly and welcoming environment. Blandford Grange can accommodate up to 63 residents and specialises in both nursing and dementia care.  The home offers a comfortable living environment for residents with en-suite facilities, well-furnished lounge areas and dining rooms along with our beautiful landscaped gardens with raised flower beds.

Join our team?

We are looking for like-minded people to join our Healthcare home family. 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist with general cleaning, tidying and kitchen duties.

Specific Day Duties:

  • Assisting in the provision of meals as appropriate.
  • Participate in the planning and organisation of social activities within the daily routine.
  • Develop good relations with all relatives and visitors.

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