Senior Care Assistant (Nights)

A Senior Care Assistant is needed to work nights in our well respected care home for the elderly.

The Croft is a friendly 22 bed Residential Dementia Home in Newton Abbot, which offers the highest standards of care and compassion to all its residents. We are currently looking for a naturally kind, caring and compassionate person to join our established team of fun and dedicated carers.

What we offer

  • Minimum of 36 hours, full-time position including weekends on a rotational basis
  • Competitive salary £9.16 to £10.50 per hour, depending on experience
  • Weekend pay supplement
  • Training and career development support provided
  • Regular manager feedback, supervisions and appraisals
  • Free food, drinks and snacks on shift
  • Shift patterns designed so staff have good family/work balance
  • Pension scheme and we pay for your DBS check

The Job

  • Leading a small team on your shift, taking responsibility for the support, physical and emotional well being and social needs of our clients;
  • Administering medication to clients and communicating with health care professionals;
  • Assisting and providing support for clients with personal care activities such as washing, personal hygiene, dressing and assisting with meals;
  • Checking clients regularly through the shift, to make sure they are safe and reassured;
  • Providing physical and mental stimulation by taking part in recreational and social activities with clients, individually and as a group;
  • Helping to maintain accurate records, using our easy to use iPod based care system, and undertaking ongoing training;
  • Generally promoting our clients’ independence, choice, dignity and respect by delivering the very best standards of care.

What you’ll need

  • Ideally, experience as a Senior Carer, caring for people with dementia, and an NVQ 3 in care;
  • To have empathy and a caring nature;
  • Good communicator;
  • Conscientious, hard working and reliable;
  • Able to work alone and as part of a close knit team;
  • Available on alternating weekends for one weekend night.

For more details please contact Leanne or Julie on 01626 207265.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.16 to £10.50 /hour

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