Role: Senior Care Support Worker
Pay:£10 per hour
Our Client, a Nursing home based in the Bideford area, is currently looking to recruit a Senior Care Support Worker to join their existing team.
Main Purpose of the job:
To provide practical and emotional support to Residents and assist in their daily living in order for them to be as independent as possible and to assist in leading the other care support workers on shift.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
To ensure that a safe, caring and homely environment for Residents is maintained which will allow and encourage them to develop to their full potential.
To promote high standards of therapeutic care by an ongoing review of therapeutic practices and procedures.
To treat Residents with courtesy and dignity at all times.
To report to the General Manager, Deputy Manager, Nurse on shift or Clinical Lead (as applicable) on your observations on Residents mental, physical, spiritual and social well being.
To provide a key working role and to arrange and hold supportive therapeutic sessions with allocated residents.
To be responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of individual care plans for allocated residents.
To continually evaluate the care plans and modify when needed to ensure rehabilitation.
To be aware of contents of other Resident’s care plans and support the implementation of those plans.
To assist in the administration of medications in accordance with legal requirements and the policies and procedures of Care.
To assist Residents, as required, with their personal hygiene and care such as dental hygiene, bathing or washing and dressing, dealing with incontinence if appropriate.
To ensure that Resident’s are awakened and prepared to attend their day time activities i.e. day centres, appointments, training etc.
To assist Residents with their laundry and general tidying of their rooms.
To assist and encourage Residents in keeping their clothes and personal belongings in a reasonably tidy and clean manner.
To ensure that handovers are accurately received and given, ensuring that all necessary documentation is written before the end of the shift such as the message book and the Residents daily notes and all such documents are read at the commencement of shift.
To ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times.
To ensure that all work related problems / issues, whether personal or Resident orientated, are discussed with the home manager.
To liaise with other professionals as and when necessary regarding Residents.
To supervise and assist Residents at mealtimes.
To ensure the environment is safe and secure; and to be fully conversant in all policies and procedures such as fire procedures, health and safety, violence, correct medication etc
To ensure emergency procedures are known and are adhered to when necessary.
To ensure that the layout of the buildings including fire exits, fire call points, smoke detectors, fire equipment and fire control panels are known.
To ensure the reporting of any occurrences or concerns that may put Residents, staff or visitors at risks, in regards to the home environment.
To ensure all communal areas are tidy and safe.
To Ensure all kitchen areas are kept clean and tidy.
Ensure all fridges are switched on and are closed properly.
To ensure laundry room is kept clean and tidy ensuring that the guidelines for the usage of the machines are adhered to.
To assist with the induction of new staff.
To act responsibly with regards to other staffs’ well being.
To participate in staff meetings, training and teaching sessions.
This vacancy is being managed by Ben Moses at Spear Recruitment Ltd
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