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Senior Care Assistant in Swindon at Coate Water Care

Date Posted: 5/18/2018

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Job Description

Senior Care Assistant

LOCATION: Downs View, Badbury (near Swindon) SN4 0EU

HOURS: Full-time

Role Summary

Coate Water Care is an experienced care home provider, committed to delivering the highest standards of person centred care to older people in our residential and nursing homes.

To build upon our success story, we rely on our passionate and dedicated staff at all levels.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and caring team player to join us as a Senior Care Assistant at our Downs View Care Centre. Downs View delivers compassionate residential, dementia and respite care in a high quality and lively environment.

If you have a passion for making a positive difference and can demonstrate the right behaviours, attitude and enthusiasm for working in an adult social care environment this is a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop in a caring, person-centred organisation - we will provide a full induction alongside formal training opportunities. If you are looking for a really rewarding career, join us at Coate Water Care and help us to transform the lives of people who use our service

A Level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) and experience of a similar role is desirable, but not necessary.

The role will require you to work shifts on a rota basis.

The key responsibilities of our Senior Care Assistants include:

  • Deliver a high level of personal and psychological care to all residents in a professional manner, arranging rotas to meet their care requirements e.g. medications; toileting; bathing; etc.
  • Complete records where required to a satisfactory standard. Ensuring the changeover and Keyworker documentation are fully completed within the timeframes agreed.
  • Supervise, support and act as a point of reference for the staff on duty, acting as a motivator and mentor promoting team-working for both care staff and co-worker senior staff.
  • Act as an ambassador for the Home in all dealings with visitors and the general public, who call at the home for whatever reason by displaying impeccable professional behaviour and leading by example.
  • Ensure the individual rights of residents and staff are safeguarded in accordance with the Home's philosophy of care and in the wider care sector by being aware of the working practices and activities being actioned.
  • Provide an efficient telephone and enquiry service to the general public and relatives, by listening to what is required and when necessary seeking the answers and calling the person back.
  • Accept responsibility for a specialist area (to be agreed) to be controlled and managed by you for the benefit of the Management/Senior Carer Team.

When joining Coate Water Care as a Senior Care Assistant, we will offer you:

  • 5.6 weeks annual holiday per annum (including public holidays)
  • Career development pathways and formal training opportunities
  • Free uniform
  • Pension scheme
  • Refer a friend bonus Scheme
  • Great working environment
  • Free social and Networking Events

Coate Water Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. This post will require an enhanced DBS Disclosure.