The Care Assistant is part of the caring team and as such works with other staff to care for the Service Users in the Home. The work can be physically and mentally demanding, and the person appointed to the post will be expected to have an understanding of and sympathy with elderly people.
Promote the Company Mission Statement at all times.
To have an understanding for the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
Maintain Service Users’ privacy and dignity at all times whilst ensuring that they have a right of choice. Participate in the care planning process.
Help the Service Users lead as full a life as possible. Provide and maintain the highest possible levels of care, and assist with Service Users’ activities. Encourage independence whilst providing appropriate levels of support in line with individually assessed needs.
Take on the role of the key worker for allocated Service Users in relation to set guidelines. Assist in framework of social activities which include Service Users’ hobbies and interests internally and externally.
Help with the serving and supervision of meals and feeding Service Users where necessary.
Assist Service Users who have limited mobility in making the best use of the aids provided.
Closely monitor Service Users who may be confused or have behavioural problems.
Assist in promotion of continence.
Assist the Person in Charge with outside agencies when required.
Report any changes in Service Users’ physical or mental condition to the Person in Charge and complete the daily report. Record relevant information i.e. fluid balance charts, temperature charts, etc.
Assist in the delivery of End of Life Care.
Assist with the care and safe keeping of Service Users’ clothing, personal property and property belonging to the Home.
Work to the Codes of Practice set down by the General Social Care Council.
To escort Service Users on visits outside the Home when necessary.
Maintain confidentiality at all times in relation to the Data Protection Act 1998.
Develop and maintain a good rapport with Service Users, relatives and be polite and courteous to all visitors. When answering the telephone, ensure professionalism at all times and that any messages taken are dealt with effectively.
Ensure safe use of equipment and report any defects to the Person in Charge.
Report incidents involving Service Users, staff or visitors immediately to the Person in Charge.
Attend staff meetings as required.
To be aware of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and your own responsibilities under this Act.
To participate in training programs which may be required either by law or Company Policy.
To report for duty at the correct time in accordance with off duty rota. Endeavour to cover colleagues’ duties in times of sickness and holidays.
To report for duty in a clean, tidy uniform and following the dress code as set out in the Employee Handbook.
To abide by the Home’s Employee Handbook and Company Policies and Procedures.
To be flexible and adaptable in participating in other jobs which are necessary for the smooth running of the home and the safety of the Service Users.
To have an understanding of requirements detailed in Health and Social Care Act 2008 in line with standards set by the Care Quality Commission.
Support the Care Manager with the Home’s marketing plan
Promote, ensure and maintain the good reputation of the Care Home and the Company.
Ensure that the security of the Care Home is maintained at all times.
This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.