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Care Assistant Nights

Alton, Hampshire
Job Type
2 Sep 2022
Summary Care Assistant (Nights) Location - Alton 12, 24, 36 and 48 hour contracts available £10.60 (£11.00 for NVQ 2) per hour Bank shifts paid at £11.88-12.33 (NVQ 2) per hour Not for Profit care provider Free meal on shift Paid breaks Who are Brendoncare? Brendoncare is a charity which provides a range of connected services for people in later life including care homes, extra care housing, community support services and clubs across the South of England. We are people-driven, focusing on empowerment, inclusivity and understanding. We aim to ensure that whoever comes into the Brendoncare environment - whether as a member, resident, volunteer or colleague they are able to live their life to the fullest potential. Our values reflect who we are together we are kind, positive, brave and empowering. We need people who really want to make a difference to the lives of people in later life to join us. In return, we will support you to grow and flourish as you are welcomed to the Brendoncare team. What is Brendoncare Alton like? Brendoncare Alton provides residential and nursing care for 80 people, as well as care for people living with dementia. A close care complex adjoins the home providing the independence and security of home ownership, together with access to many caring and communal facilities, giving peace of mind. Whilst our home in Alton is large, each household is run like it's own small nursing home. This means each household has a dedicated nurse, team of carers and facilities. For example, each household has its own small laundry room for the resident's needs, in addition to the larger laundry serving the whole building. The medication rounds are not done via a trolly; each resident has their own locked medication cupboard. Who are you? We are seeking a Care Assistant who shares our passion for providing the best possible care for our residents and who can demonstrate professionalism and energy in the home. We are looking for somebody who: Supports our commitment to providing the best possible care for our residents and our ability to make them feel like family within a loving home. We need you to be like minded in this approach, valuing the small things which are important to each of our residents. We d love you to be NVQ/QCF 2 qualified in Health & Social Care, but that is not a deal breaker. Ideally you will have had some care experience but this is not essential as we provide lots of training. The key to us is that you share our values. In addition, you need to possess good communication skills, be a team player, be reliable and committed and have a natural affinity to older people. What will I be doing? Providing personal care to clients which is person centred and respects individual choices Providing additional care and support as required when a client is unwell or towards end of life Acting as a Key-worker to a number of clients Using personal knowledge and experience of working with those individuals to support the nurses in writing and reviewing care plans Documenting care given, recording any changes and reporting these to the person in charge of the shift Providing support and advice to residents families and friends, keeping them informed at an appropriate level with due regard to the adherence of confidentiality Working with the Activities Team to develop group and 1:1 activities that will be engaging and of interest to the residents Liaising with other agencies as required in the interests of the resident for example; GP, Social Services, Occupational Therapist, etc. What can we offer? Minimum of 5.6 weeks' holiday including bank holidays Enhanced annual leave after five years to reward long service and dedication Extensive training and continual personal development Paid breaks and meals provided while on duty in our care homes Free initial DBS check Free parking (subject to availability) An Employee Assistance Programme offering 24 hour support for staff and their immediate family members Refer a Friend Bonus Scheme If this sounds like the role for you, please do apply; we would love to hear from you
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  • Job Reference: 702848131-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Brendoncare
  • Location: Alton, Hampshire
  • Salary: £11.00
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent