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Senior Night Carer

Zoek Pin Preston, Lancashire, England

£10.27 - £10.27 PerHour

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 36 days ago

Company Description Sandstone Care Group is an independent, quality-driven care home operator whose primary purpose is to provide the same standards of care, comfort and compassion you would expect in your own home.

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The owners have a proven track record of developing and running care homes across the UK.

The Sandstone vision is to provide its residents and staff with the opportunity to live and work in high-quality, modern and dynamic environments.

Job Description Salary Expectations: £ p/h (this is a permanent role at hours per week) Key Responsibilities To provide the highest level of personal care and attention to residents, following individual care plans carefully and ensuring that all contact is kind, professional, positive and respectful.

To act as a keyworker for a named group of residents, ensuring that these responsibilities are carried out in full to make residents feel welcome and enjoy life.

To understand and comply with all statutory and legal requirements which are relevant such as Health & Safety, COSHH, all aspects of the Care Standards Act, have a clear understanding of Infection Prevention and Control policies, procedures and measures to maintain a safe environment throughout the home.

To participate in the formulation and maintenance of individual care plans for each resident and administer medication to residents as prescribed, accurately maintaining appropriate records for both.

To liaise with other care professionals relating to the care needs of the residents.

To always be alert to residents physical and mental well being, immediately reporting any changes in a resident’s condition to a senior person on duty, and to accurately maintain and update residents’ records as required.

To respect and maintain confidentiality of resident’s personal information at all times, this includes resident’s behaviour and actions and any incidents that may occur in the course of day to day care.

Be understanding and patient towards residents and their needs, and encourage, assist and support residents to participate in leisure activities as appropriate to the individual, ensuring their social and emotional needs are met.

This also includes escorting residents to outside appointments and leisure outings.

Responsible for making and changing beds, tidying resident’s rooms (with the resident’s permission) undertaking light cleaning duties as needed and generally assisting in ensuring that the home is kept clean, pleasant and welcoming at all times.

Helping to serve meals and drinks at meal times and other times when required, taking care to present meals and refreshments in an appealing way, with polite and courteous service.

To be understanding with residents who need assistance with feeding and provide the appropriate level of support and help.

To be an active and encouraging member of the Care team, contribute to team meetings, ensuring good communication and participate in the induction and training of newly appointed care assistants, ensuring that the home is a friendly and supportive working environment.

Qualifications Experience of working in a caring environment NVQ2 in Direct Care Good numeric and literacy skills A warm and friendly disposition Good communication skills, able to put others at ease A strong team worker Supervisory/leadership skills Supportive and patient Reliable and punctual Willingness to develop new skills (to NVQ 3) Minimum of 2 years relevant experience is required.

Relevant facts and figures relating to the job Key worker to designated residents Formal supervision of certain care assistants

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