Senior care assistant

  • Full-time and Part-time available
  • Days or Nights
  • Up to £9.50 per hour
  • NVQ2 Required


  • To provide residents with the highest standard of basic care and support, in accordance with the Home’s philosophy of care and the individual care plan.
  • To act in accordance with the policies and procedures of the home.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To build up good relationships with the service users under his/her direct care and to provide them with daily care to help them maintain and improve, where possible, their independence, individuality and mobility.
  • To assist the service users to carry out their activities of daily living e.g. washing, dressing, eating and bathing.
  • To provide the service users with meals served from the heated trolley, adhering strenuously to Food Hygiene regulations.
  • To provide beverages for the service users and their visitors.
  • To help the service users choose from the menu and assist them with eating. Report comments on food and requests for particular dishes to the Chef Manager.
  • To take care of the service users clothing, ensuring the correct collection, distribution and return of all laundered items.
  • To carry out bed making and changing of linen.
  • To keep the service users rooms tidy at all times.
  • Assist with the tidiness of the common living and service areas, ensuring a safe environment.
  • To ensure the security of the residents’ property and that of the Home. Report and hand in any lost property.
  • To carry out duties in such a way as to ensure the economical and safe use of resources and equipment.
  • To participate in the programme of activities for the service users.
  • To assist qualified staff in the admission of new residents.
  • To assist qualified staff, under supervision and where appropriate, to carry out their clinical responsibilities for the service users e.g. hygiene care, wound dressings.
  • Report on any mishaps as soon as possible to Manager and record in the Incident/Accident Report book.
  • To report on condition of service users, receive instructions and ensure that these instructions are carried out or document reason for non-compliance.
  • To assess, implement and evaluate care for the residents.
  • To ensure correct implementation of the complaints procedure.
  • To record any faults or repairs in the maintenance book.
  • To act as Senior in charge of shift.
  • To order drugs, receive, store, administer, dispose and document as necessary.
  • To keep accurate and legible records and ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
  • To demonstrate safe moving and handling of each service user according to their level of capability and use of moving and handling aids as per EEC requirements/regulations.
  • Ensure effective exchange of information concerning service user care and the Homes matters at each shift handover or at any other time during the shift to enhance care delivery.
  • To assist qualified staff in the on-going assessment of the service users, reporting any changes to the Person in Charge.
  • To assist in the orientation of new care assistants.
  • To adopt a neat, clean and tidy appearance at all times and wear the appropriate uniform as supplied by the Home.
  • To maintain the highest level of personal and work cleanliness and hygiene.
  • To be helpful and courteous to service users and visitors, referring enquiries about the service users’ condition to the Person in Charge.
  • To report all comments, compliments and complaints.
  • To report any defects, damage, theft, breakages or hazards.
  • To check the duty rota and sign for actual hours worked.
  • To be familiar with the policies and procedures and the Employee Handbook.
  • To attend training sessions organised in-house.
  • To maintain accurate and legible records of care provided. Complete other assessment documentation under the supervision of a qualified Person.
  • To attend fire evacuation and instruction sessions.
  • To carry out other duties as well, from time to time as directed.
  • To carry out all duties in a safe manner having regard to the Health and Safety of self, colleagues, service users and visitors to the Home.
  • To ensure adherence to the Company ‘No smoking’ policy at all times whilst on site.

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