Care Assistant - Days


Gillingham, Dorset

Salary & Benefits

£8.00 - £9.47 per hour (dependant on qualifications)

Vacancy Type

Full Time,

Part Time

Closing Date


The Malthouse specialises in residential support for the elderly. One of the most highly regarded care homes in Dorset, The Malthouse offers attractive, spacious accommodation with the majority of rooms having en-suite facilities.

We are looking for Care Assistants to join our team on day shifts.  Whether you are looking to develop your career in care or are new to care and looking for a career then we want to hear from you.

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

We have full and part time positions available on our day shifts.

Salary is £8.00-£9.87 per hour  (Enhancement is if you have a NVQ Level 2)