Providing Care for the Elderly since 1945
One of our Senior Carers is leaving us on maternity leave so we have decided not just to find a temporary Senior Carer, but to increase the team. We are looking for someone to help us deliver excellent personalised care for 35 hours per week.
We provide extensive and continuous training, a good salary (£8.18 per hour base rate for NVQ3, £12.27 per hour on weekends for an average of £9.09 per hour), 10% employers contribution to your personal pension plan and a great working environment. Please apply .
If you have any questions, please call one of our care managers on 01323 483613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR CARER JOB DESCRIPTION
Accountable to: Care Manager
Aim of Homes:
To help residents to enjoy life to the full, have peace of mind and a sense of security in familiar surroundings in their closing years. This is the residents’ home and this must always be remembered.
Purpose of the position:
At BBCH we pride ourselves in providing the highest standards of care in a clean, safe and stimulating environment. The care team is central to this as it ensures we provide a caring situation offering all physical and stimulatory assistance, ensuring well being and comfort to all resident’s, treating residents as individuals and promoting independence.
Senior Carer Duties:
As Senior Carer you organise and supervise the daily routines of the care staff. Central to every member of staff’s role is to assist the team in their duties, both within the care team as well as other members of staff. Specific duties within the care team include:
As Senior you will also be responsible for administering and signing for medication at prescribed times, ensuring care plans are kept up to date including daily notes, securing the Homes in the evening and communicating with your colleagues and management about any issues which may arise. You are the most senior person in the Homes when there is no manager on duty and you will take responsibility for Homes in the event of a fire or other calamity.
Resident’s will defer to you as the Senior and you will set an example to all members of staff and assist in their personal development. This includes arriving at the Homes with sufficient time to get changed and be completely prepared for the shift at the appointment starting time.
This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of your duties and you may be asked to perform any reasonable duty which helps the Homes achieve its aims. There is no such thing as “this is not my job”.
Your personal presentation is important, so we have summarised some key points:
You will be expected to work 35 a week spread over 5 days on a rota including weekends and bank holidays. You will be provided with a fixed rota, though this may change from time to time as staffing requirements change.
You are expected to report for duty 10 minutes before the specified time, in a fit condition to carry out all required duties.
Knowledge and experience:
|Experience of working in a care home or similar environment||essential|
|Understanding of Person-Centred care||essential|
|An awareness of CQC regulations||essential|
|Experience of working with residents with dementia||desirable|
Skills and attributes:
|Willingness to take and complete the care certificate within 12 weeks||essential|
|NVQ2 or similar||essential|
|NVQ3 or similar||desirable|
|Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and different staff teams||essential|
|Effective communication skills, verbal and written||essential|
|Planning, admin and organisational skills with ability to prioritise workload effectively||essential|
|Affinity with IT systems||desirable|
|Understanding issues of confidentiality||essential|
|Understanding and awareness of the needs of the elderly.||essential|