• Care Assistant

Care Assistant

Care Assistant

Aims & Objectives - General Scope of Post

Whilst observing the Health & Social Care Standards, to attend to the physical, emotional, and social needs of residents under direction of the Team Leader, working on a rota basis as laid down by the Registered Manager.

To promote the philosophy of privacy, dignity, independence, choice, rights, and fulfilment for the resident, within a policy of managed risk taking.

Principal Duties:

  • All aspects of physical care, working as part of a team but capable of working unsupervised.
  • Act as key carer to residents, ensuring their needs are met.
  • To contribute to a separate file record for each resident and to participate in the formulation and implementation of individual care plans.
  • The Carer is accountable to the Team Leader.
  • Observe residents wishes regarding pattern of daily living.
  • Organise and participate in activities and outings involving residents in planning where possible.
  • Act as escort where necessary.
  • Foster good community relations.
  • Understand responsibilities in relation to health & safety, food hygiene, fire precautions and emergency procedures, infection control and emergency first aid.
  • To undertake training as provided
  • Keep your registration and Continuous Professional Development file up to date
  • Attend staff meetings, support colleagues, work as part of a team for the benefit and well-being of the home and residents.
  • Other tasks within the scope of the post as requested by the Registered Manager.

Personal Duties:

  • To assist/encourage residents who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and the toilet, cleaning bath when finished
  • To assist/encourage residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including continence, and to help/encourage in the use of and care aids and personal equipment.
  • To help care for residents who are palliative care
  • To make beds, tidy rooms and to do light cleaning, empty and clean commodes after use.
  • To attend to personal laundry with button replacing and minor repairs
  • To set up tables and trays, serve meals, assist in the feeding of residents, preparation of light snacks. Wash up and leave the dining areas clean and tidy.
  • Ensure that residents have ample food and fluid intake recording if necessary, as per care plan.
  • To answer promptly call bells and welcome visitors

General Requirements:

In addition to the above, there are some general requirements that apply to all jobs in the Home.

  • Take responsibility for the safeguarding of adults, and to follow the Company’s Whistle Blowing policy as required.
  • Participation in staff meetings.
  • Participation in training activities.
  • Participation in staff supervision and personal development plans.
  • Take responsibility for personal development by keeping abreast of developments in the field of caring for older adults.
  • All duties must be carried out to comply with company policies and procedures.
  • Notification of accidents and other health and safety requirements.
  • Statutory legislation in particular the health and hygiene regulations.
  • Nationally and locally agreed codes of good practice.
  • Fire precautions.
  • Equal opportunity and the Company’s anti-discriminatory policy.

Person Specification

Essential Requirements:

  • Qualifications SVQ2 in Health & Social Care or equivalent (or willingness to work towards) Must be prepared to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
  • Must be prepared to register with The Protection of Vulnerable Groups for Adults (PVG)
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training

Specific Skills

  • Able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to maintain documentation & records with legible handwriting
  • I.T. Awareness & Access

General Aptitude

  • A compassionate and empathetic approach to older people
  • Able to work a flexible rota which will include weekend working

Interpersonal Skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work hard as a team and to promote harmonious working relationships by recognising that everyone has a contribution to make.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Maths & English at Grade C GCSE or equivalent
  • Clean Driving Licence
  • Infection Control Certificate
  • Essentials of Food Hygiene
  • Understanding of Health & Safety Issues in a Care Setting
  • Risk Assessment, Care Planning & Key Caring
  • Previously worked with older adults in a Care Setting or Family setting
  • Knowledge of Health & Social Care Standards

To Apply - please email your C.V. to Dorothy Marshall, Personnel Manager at dorothy@abbeysidenursinghome.co.uk

Apprenticeships.scot logo Aberdeen Science Centre logo Career Ready logo Moray College UHI logo My World of Work logo Marketplace logo Moray Pathways logo