Senior care assistant

  • Ambient Support Ltd
  • 05 May, 2022
Permanent

Job Description

Senior Day Care Assistant

Service Name:  The Chestnuts Care Home 
Location:  Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire 
Salary:  £9.82 per hour 

Hours: 35hrs per week 

Benefits:

  • Extensive access and support to recognised qualifications
  • 5.6 weeks (28 days pro rata for hours worked) annual leave per annum. This is inclusive of Bank Holidays.
  • Employee benefit discount scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Ambient Support is a registered UK charity with over 25 years’ experience in providing care and support services for older people, people with a mental health need and people with a learning disability.

Our Senior Care Assistant needs:

  • Care Certificate, or QCF Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 or related qualification would be an asset
  • Experience of supporting adults in a care setting or in the community
  • Empathy, kind-hearted and a great team player
  • A great sense of humour and enjoy having fun!
  • An awareness and understanding of high-quality care
  • Good communication skills, patience, and flexibility
  • An understanding of safeguarding and person-centred support.
  • A flexible working pattern and able to do shift patterns including working alternate
    weekends.
  • Experience of leading and directing teams to deliver high quality care and support

Our Senior Care Assistant will carry out the following duties:

  • Able to attend team meetings on a regular basis to feedback information on the progress of individual service users, and to undertake regular supervisions as required by Ambient Support policy.
  • To support new staff by assisting with their induction training, and where directed, by
    mentoring.
  • To support the Care Team Leader in the efficient and effective running of the designated House
  • If appropriate, having successfully completed training, to work as a ‘Shift Leader’
  • The postholder may be directed from time to time by the appropriate Manager or Care Team Leader to carry out other duties and responsibilities commensurate with their post, grade, knowledge, and experience.

The Chestnuts is a community based care home in Aylesbury. It is a Residential Home that is able to provide a home to 64 people.

In order to protect both our staff and the people we support, unless there are wholly exceptional reasons (which we will consider on an individual basis), it is a requirement that all new employees have a Covid-19 vaccination prior to commencing with Ambient Support, and that they continue to receive Covid-19 vaccinations as required and in accordance with public health guidance throughout their employment with us.

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