Senior Care Assistants – Winnersh, Reading

Closing date: 31/01/2018

Location: Winnersh Woodward Close Winnersh Berkshire Reading RG41 5NW

Full and Part time available - £11.00 per hour plus Benefits

Full time Hours of Work – 33 hours per week - Nights including every other weekend.

Abbeyfield are looking to recruit Senior Care Assistants to work in their new state of the art Dementia Care Home in Winnersh.

Working as a Senior Care Assistant for Abbeyfield you will ensure that services are provided that respect individual rights and choices while offering support, empathy, compassion and privacy.

The role of a Senior 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
• Working with the operations manager to ensure the preparation, implementation, review and update of all residents support plans.
• Dealing with medical emergencies
• Plan and implement activities for the residents
• Identify and provide effective supervision and training for care staff
• Attend appropriate training and development sessions and staff meetings

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

• Extensive experience in a health or social care setting working with older people
• A relevant NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent.
• Ability to communicate and interact well with residents and others
• To be able to read, write and work with numbers to a good standard
• Good basic care planning skills
• Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure in a diverse and changing environment
• 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
• Ability to effectively supervise individuals and a team

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

• Training or Assessment Qualification e.g. Moving and Handling
• Evidence of continuous professional development.
• Current Qualification for First Aid

Please come into Winnersh to collect an application form or apply online with your CV or call us on 01189774246 for more information.

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