Access NRI , an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a new permanent position available for a Care Assistant to work up to Full Time based in a care home in Swindon.

The salary for this permanent job is up to £21,000

Main Duties:

  • To be available to work within a flexible rota during nights and days, weekends, sleep ins and bank holidays, to cover the needs of the service users
  • To encourage and enable service users to develop and maintain skills to maximise independent living within a care home setting
  • To assist service users with personal care as directed by their care plan and with nutritional intake as directed by their care plan
  • As appropriate and in consultation with the Manager or senior staff, address issues of concern on behalf of the service user
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records of work with service users, including report writing of occurrences and reporting any accidents or incidents that occur
  • Attend training courses to improve and broaden knowledge and skills base and to keep up to date with current issues
  • To work and adhere to the principles of our policies and procedures for example confidentiality, data protection act, together with national guidance and policies for supporting and valuing people
  • To participate in regular building checks throughout the day/night for the safety of service users. Family, friends and staff team
  • To provide emotional support for sick and dying service users in conjunction with family, friends and staff team.
  • To participate in moving and handling training and use equipment such as transfer boards, slide sheets, turntables and hoist as set down in service users care plans
  • To be aware and comply with Health and safety, Manual handling, COSSH Food Hygiene Fire, First aid, and accident. Incident policies as set down by the organisation
  • To assist the domestic staff in cleaning service users’ bedrooms, or any other domestic task as required by the Manager

Requirements of this job:

  • Level 2 in Health and Social Care qualification or equivalent, or willingness to undertake this
  • Experience of caring for older people
  • Experience of working in the community or care home on a one-to-one basis with service users
  • Knowledge of the issues affecting vulnerable people
  • Understanding of health and safety manual handling issues
  • Understanding of the need to keep within professional boundaries

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

Job Category: Care Assistant
Job Type: Full Time Part Time
Job Location: UK

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