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Job Title: Care Assistant
Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home
Job Role: Carer / Care Assistant / Care Support Worker
30 Oct 2017
, East Sussex
Southdowns Nursing Home
View all jobs posted by Paydens (Nursing Homes) Ltd
per hour £7.70 / hour weekdays and £8.20 / hour weekends
Hours: Full Time
Contact Name: Jenny Negus
Care Assistant – Full time
Location : Southdowns Nursing Home, 1 Hollington
Road, The Green, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0SY
Southdowns Nursing Home is part is part of the family run Paydens
Nursing Homes group - a unique and inspiring group of Care Homes where
care and lifestyle go hand in hand. We offer exceptional levels of
person-centred care and the highest possible quality of life for our
residents. Our rates of pay are; £7.70 per hour weekdays, £8.20 per
hour weekends and £8.00 per our for overtime.
Right now, we’re looking for an enthusiastic and committed Care
Assistant to join the team at our 48 bedded care home in St Leonards.
If you’re passionate about providing the very best care in a care home
setting, consider a career with Paydens Nursing Homes.
Main Purpose of Role:
To provide a high standard of support for residents in an efficient,
kind and respectful manner under the guidance and supervision of the
Home Manager, Deputy Home Manager, Registered Nurses and Senior Care
Assistants; and to undertake other activities to assist in the running
of the Home as required.
Preserve the dignity, independence and self-respect of residents at
Comply with written agreed conditions of employment e.g. hours of
duty, timekeeping etc
It is required that you have:
- Genuine interest in working within a caring environment
- Ability to communicate effectively at all times
- Team player
- Ability to use own initiative
- Reliable and flexible
- Ability to remain calm under pressure
- Willingness to participate in vocational training programmes
- Satisfactory DBS check and two references
- Basic understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act
It is desirable that you have:
- Previous experience of working in a care setting
- Relevant vocational qualification (achieved or working towards)
- Evidence of having undertaken relevant training (Moving and
Positioning, Health and Safety etc)
Day to Day Duties:
- Maintain a smart and tidy appearance and always wear the correct
uniform and identification badge when on duty
- Act as a key worker for a number of Residents
- Attend handovers in a timely fashion to receive a report from the
- Act on any instructions requested in an efficient and
- Ensure that residents are offered choice and that their rights are
acknowledged and preserved
- Provide support and assistance to Residents throughout the shift
including all aspects of personal hygiene, dressing, nutrition,
continence, mobility, pressure relief and social needs.
- Ensure at all times, in conjunction with other members of staff,
that the physical, emotional and social well-being of each Resident
is maintained in a safe and homely environment
- Ensure that Residents are socially presentable in appearance at
all times and in accordance to their individual wishes
- Ensure that Residents have any aids e.g. dentures, hearing aids,
glasses etc fitted, cleaned and in working order
- Ensure the correct use of equipment, in particular moving and
handling equipment such as hoists and stand aids
- Report any changes of Residents condition, both physical and
mental during each shift worked, to the Registered Nurse.
- Report any accidents, incidents, near misses or unexplained
injuries immediately to the Registered Nurse and complete the
- Respond promptly to call bells or requests by residents.
- Respond immediately to emergency call bells or fire alarm
- Promote the dignity and choices of residents who require end of
life care support
- Provide essential physical and mental stimulation by participating
in recreational and social activities with residents, individually
or in a group
- Pay due respect to Resident’s and the Company’s possessions
- Ensure that all beds are made appropriately, rooms are tidied,
personal clothing is correctly stored in wardrobes and drawers,
commodes emptied and bathrooms have adequate toiletries.
- Assist in the serving and clearing of drinks meals and snacks
- Assist in the cleaning of the Home as the need arises,
particularly the dining areas after meals to support infection
control e.g. cleaning spills up immediately
- Answer the door promptly and greet visitors, ensuring that all
visitors are offered refreshments.
- Read reports and care plans and complete charts as appropriate and
as trained to do so.
- Take part in staff and Resident meetings.
- Participate in training, supervision and appraisal, for
self-development, as directed
- Be resourceful in the use of supplies
- Carry out duties in accordance with all relevant Home Policies and
Health and Safety requirements.
- Ensure that all information is kept in accordance with the Home’s
Confidentiality Policy including when you are using social
- Carry out other duties as may be required, eg escorts to hospital
appointments, one to one care if required.
- Recognise your own caring limitations and seek guidance from the
Home Manager, Deputy Home Manager or Registered Nurse as appropriate