Job Title: Weekend Carer Location: Lindsay Court, Croydon Salary: £9.12 per hour Hours: 12 hours per week (Sat & Sun 8.00 a.m. 2.00 p.m.) Closing Date: Friday 5th January 2018 A charitable Housing Association who specialise in Supported Housing for the Elderly requires a Weekend Carer to work at Lindsay Court in Croydon. Overall purpose of the job To provide a supportive environment To provide moral and emotional support To maintain and improve tenants level of functioning To encourage tenants to live as independently as possible, to enhance their quality of life To promote, protect and respect individual tenants right to privacy, dignity, selfdetermination and choice Key responsibilities To provide a supportive environment To provide moral and emotional support To maintain and improve tenants level of functioning To encourage tenants to live as independently as possible, to enhance their quality of life To promote, protect and respect individual tenants rights to privacy, dignity, selfdetermination and choice Specific duties To attend handover prior to commencing duties To help tenants get up in the morning, assisting with washing and dressing if necessary To assist tenants prepare breakfast if unable to do so themselves To make tenants beds in the morning if unable to do so To empty commodes and clean when necessary To assist tenants in changing incontinence pads and maintaining personal cleanliness To assist tenants with bathing as and when required To assist less mobile tenants with toileting and transferring To help less mobile tenants to dining room, sitting room, and other communal areas as required To report to House Manager any changes in tenants needs To carry out domestic duties within tenants flats as instructed by House Manager To change bed linen and attend to tenants personal laundry as required To assist in the preparation and serving of the midday meal if required To clear tables and ensure dining room is left clean and tidy To assist in the kitchen after the meal if required To keep accurate and appropriate records in accordance with the Associations policies and procedures and CQC requirements To review care plans and risk assessments as required To prompt tenants to take their medication as prescribed by their GP and to record accurately in their daily medication sheets Learning and Development To actively participate in selfdevelopment as appropriate and training as identified for the benefit of performance management Compulsory attendance at all training courses identified or requested by the Association in accordance with the terms and conditions of employment as detailed in the Employee Handbook Best Practice To work to promote the Association and ensure that its reputation is enhanced and to actively promote its Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies, ensuring that all practices/procedures are in accordance with best practice equality and diversity procedures To work within the Associations Equal Opportunity Policy and ensure implementation of the same Be aware of Health and Safety regulations at all times, ensuring compliance To adhere to the Associations Environmental Policy Other To carry out any other duties as reasonably instructed by the House Manager (or Manager/ Senior on duty) or Registered Care Manager essential for the wellbeing of the tenants, or smooth management/running of the Scheme To attend at Team and other staff meetings as required where reimbursement will be made. To comply with all contractual agreements affecting employment, completing the appropriate forms as necessary, such as time sheets, selfcertification forms, annual leave forms, unauthorised leave etc. Person specification Essential Skills, Qualifications and Experience NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) Caring and sensitive personality Ability to demonstrate compassion, respect and empathy to caring for older People To apply, please click on the APPLY Now link and further information will be sent to you by email. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. Candidates with experience of; Senior Carer, Health Care Assistant, Senior Support Worker, Senior Care Worker, Care Support Worker, Residential Care Worker, Carer, Care Assistant, Social Carer, Support Worker, Enabler, Carer, Care Worker, Care Helper, Care Management, Care Assist, Healthcare Assistant, NVQ2, NVQ3 will be considered for this role.