• Recruitment - Senior Care Assistant, Innage Grange
  • Recruitment - Senior Care Assistant, Innage Grange
  • Recruitment - Senior Care Assistant, Innage Grange
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Job Title: Senior Care Assistant
Deadline: 28th February 2019
Location: Innage Grange
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Type: Permanent - Part Time
Hours: 30 hours per week



Innage Grange, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Coverage care is a not for profit organisation with 14 care homes in Shropshire providing EMI, Nursing and Residential facilities. Innage Grange is a purpose built care home for service users with dementia and nursing needs

Senior Care Assistant – 30 hours per week

Post Objective: To deliver and lead others to provide high quality care to meet the physical, emotional, social, psychological, spiritual and intellectual needs of service users. In accordance with Coverage Care’s Code of Practice and all current relevant legislation. To work as a member of the senior team in ensuring continuity of service provision.

Job Description - Summary of Principal Responsibilities:

  1. To ensure all aspects of personal care are provided to the residents in line with their care plan and to reach their maximum level of independence. This may include helping or arranging help with mobility, toileting, washing, dressing, as well as promoting independence and encouraging service users to undertake these tasks for themselves wherever possible, in line with agreed care plans.
  2. To build and maintain good relationships with residents and their relatives, and help to create a warm and friendly atmosphere within which service users can be encouraged to develop to their fullest potential.
  3. To help to create a warm and friendly atmosphere within which service users can be encouraged to develop to their fullest potential.
  4. To care for the personal belongings (excluding cash & valuables) of service users including tidying bedrooms, cupboards\wardrobes, making beds, emptying commodes, washing, cleaning and laundering personal property if necessary.
  5. To administer medication for service users in line with current policy and procedures.
  6. To support the nurses to undertake hourly checks of service users (where appropriate)
  7. Undertake the scheduled checks, including building and security, and record this on correct paperwork including your initials, for the service users and the building in accordance with the Company Policy and in the event of any emergency, take all necessary action to preserve the security and safety of the service users in accordance with procedures.
  8. To contribute to reports, reviews and assessments by maintaining and updating records as required in order to enhance the quality of services in relation to maintaining the well-being, dignity, quality of life and environment of the service users.
  9. Ensure that service user confidentiality & dignity is maintained at all times.
  10. To ensure that all new care staff are given a comprehensive induction, ensuring that staff are aware of the standards expected, and that staff are fully supported during their induction and probation period and throughout their training.
  11. To participate in appropriate training, including the Assessors Award, and attend staff meetings as requested by the Manager.
  12. As a member of the senior team, support the Manager in meeting the Company’s policies, procedures and legal obligations, ensuring that all staff are working to company policies and procedures, and to take appropriate action to ensure that standards are reached and maintained.
  13. Be aware of emergency procedures, report hazards to the Nurse in Charge or Manager and respond to emergencies as appropriate.
  14. Ensure the service provision is anti-discriminatory and culturally sensitive responding to individual needs, with regard to race, religion, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability.
  15. A commitment is made to equal opportunities in the organisation.

The duties in this job description are not exhaustive, but instead, are representative of the type of work required in the post. The post holder will, therefore, be required to undertake other duties deemed appropriate and consistent with the purpose of the job. This role may involve shift patterns to include day, evening & weekend working.

If you would like to join our team please apply online, or for more information please contact the home on 01746 762112.

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