Care Assistant - Days

Location

Blandford, Dorset

Salary & Benefits

£8.05 per hour (£9.05 on weekends)

Vacancy Type

Part Time,

Full Time

Closing Date

20/12/2018

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

Golden Handshake - Up to £600

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

The £600 will be pro rated for those working part time hours (less than 36 hours per week).