We currently have a job vacancies, The Abbeyfield Loughborough Society requires:
Title: Care Worker
Responsible to: Nominated Senior Care Worker
Location Westfield House
Accountability: Is directly responsible to the Registered Manager/Deputy Manager for the welfare of the elderly residents.
To work as part of a team, with specific responsibilities outlined below.
Key objectives: Deliver person-centred care to the residents to ensure that their physical, social, intellectual and emotional needs are met and ensuring dignity, choice, independence and respect.Consult with residents and the Senior team to assist in developing individual care plans for residents.
Main Tasks: Resident care and support
– To ensure each resident receives assistance in all aspects of daily living as required, including all elements of their personal care e.g. washing and dressing.
– To continually monitor each resident’s health needs. To include appropriate liaison with Senior and relevant staff.
– To ensure residents choice and independence is respected and have knowledge of resident’s risk management plans.
– To help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence, and in the use and care of aids and personal equipment.
– To serve meals, prepare and clear dining room and assist residents with eating as required.
– To make beds, tidy rooms, light cleaning and emptying of commodes.
– To care sensitively to residents who are unwell or requiring palliative care.
– To escort residents to hospital out-patient appointments as required.
– To answer emergency bells and the door and greet visitors in a courteous manner.
– To participate in the key worker system as defined within the home.
– Encourage residents to be involved in the house. Welcome and encourage their participation in activities so that they can participate and remain emotionally and intellectually stimulated.
– Assist as required with social functions at the Home.
– Support and work closely with families and friends offering them professional and emotional support, sensitive to individual need.
– To assist as directed, in the preparation, implementation, review and update of all resident’s care plans in line with their personal wishes and preferences in accordance with Abbeyfield policies.
– To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.
– Understand and observe all relevant regulations and Abbeyfield policies and procedures.
– Be familiar with the administrative records of the Home and ensure that all records are kept up to date.
– To follow appropriate procedures in the event of accidents/ emergencies e.g. fire, missing residents.
– Ensure that the Home is secure at all times whilst on duty.
– To report and advise the relevant persons with respect to the repairs and maintenance of the home.
– To be flexible about working hours.
– To be approachable and supportive to staff and managers.
– To attend staff meetings when appropriate and to be available for one to one session as agreed.
– To attend appropriate training and development sessions as agreed with the Manager.
– To maintain confidentiality at all times.
– To carry out any reasonable duties as requested by the Manager.
– To be aware of and comply with safe working practices as laid down by the Health and Safety at Work Act.
– To uphold and promote equal opportunities in employment practice and service delivery.
A. Ability to communicate and interact well with people
B. Good literacy and numeracy skills
C. Ability to work well as part of a team.
D. A willingness to undertake training to achieve NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent
E. Demonstrate an empathy and understanding of the needs of older people
F. Experience in a similar role within a health or social care setting
G. A relevant NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent.
H. Working in services for older people with dementia
I. Evidence of continuing training and development.
Abbeyfield Loughborough Society Ltd operates an Equal Opportunities policy
Registered charity no. 238168