Night Care Assistants – Cunningham House, Essex

Closing date: 31/10/2017

Location: Cunningham House Pike Way North Weald Essex CM16 6BL

Full time Hours – 35 hours per week - £8.45 per hour .

We are looking to recruit 2 Night Care Assistants who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring for older people, either through previous roles in social care or in other roles.

The role of a Night Care Assistant includes the following tasks:

• Supporting and caring for all residents. Ensuring that their physical, social, intellectual and emotional needs are met while maintaining dignity, choice, independence and respect.
• To help serve meals and assist residents with eating as required.
• Assist as required with social functions at the home.
• To assist with administration of residents care plans.
• To help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including incontinence and in the use and care of aids and personal equipment.
• Support and work closely with families and friends offering professional and emotional support sensitively.
• To be flexible with regards to working hours and attend training and development sessions as required.

The following requirements are essential for the role of Night Care Assistants:

• Experience working in the care industry, and an understanding of dementia
• Ability to communicate and interact well with people
• To be able to read, write and work with numbers to a good standard
• Ability to work well as part of a team.
• NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent
• Demonstrate an empathy and understanding of the needs of older people
• Ability to carry out all aspects of the role to a high standard at all times

The following requirements are desirable for the role of a Night Care Assistant:

• Experience in a similar role within a health or social care setting
• Working in services for older people
• Evidence of continuing training and development.

Please come into Cunningham House to collect an application form or apply online with your CV or call us on 01992 524160 for more information

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