Care Assistant - Nights

Location

Bury St Edmunds

Salary & Benefits

£8.25 to £8.50 per hour

Vacancy Type

Full Time,

Part Time

Closing Date

04/12/2018

Golden Handshake - Up to £600

This is being offered to all new Care Assistants who join Fornham House before the 31st December 2018 and will be paid at three service milestones subject to terms and conditions.

 

 Our Home

Fornham House is situated in the picturesque village of Fornham St Martin, just a couple of miles from the centre of Bury St Edmunds. Set in extensive grounds with views over the surrounding countryside, our residents can relax in seating areas surrounded by colourful flower beds and mature trees. This is a 73 bed residential home.

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.
  • Ensuring adherence to the company policies and procedures relevant to this role.
  • 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