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Senior Care Assistant (Nights) - Chelmsford

  • Job reference: 23638
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Scheme Manager
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Job description: One of the largest housing associations in the South East is recruiting for a Senior Care Assistant for a home on the Retirement side of their business in Chelmsford, working nights on a permanent basis.

The Role
As a Senior Care Assistant, you will provide high quality, flexible, person-centred care, treating all individuals with respect and dignity at all times. You will support our residents to achieve the outcomes in their personalised care plan, improving their quality of life and building confidence and skills to enable independent living, whilst playing an active role in their communities. This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:
*Providing direct person centred care to all residents, promoting their individuality and dignity at all times. Ensuring their hygiene, elimination, mobility, physical comfort, eating and drinking needs are met
*Compiling and maintaining care plans for residents together with the resident/supporters and nurses, ensuring all daily written records are completed clearly and accurately, being aware of specific support needs and any risks
*Becoming a key worker for a group of residents allocated by the trained nurse/Care Services Manager
*Reporting immediately to the Care Services Manager or nurse, any illness, accident or event incurred by a resident, colleague, self or visitor to the home
*Assisting residents with social activities by interacting with them, encouraging them to continue with or take up new hobbies and activities such as those organised by the Activities Coordinator or assistants

The Candidate
To be considered for the role, you will require previous experience in support work or care and be kind, caring, compassionate and have motivation to do a great job. You will also need to the following:
*Good level of IT skills and literacy
*Knowledge and experience of registered care management
*Knowledge and experience of CQC standards and CQC Compliance
*Experience and knowledge of effective staffing and budget management
*Experience of staff management, development and retention in a care and support setting
As you will be working with vulnerable individuals, you will require a DBS check.

The Contract
This is a full time permanent role, working 37 hours per week on night shifts only. The salary for the role is £20,634 and you will also benefit from the following:
*Excellent Annual Leave Entitlement
*Pensions
*Buying and selling annual leave
*Paid time off to volunteer in our communities.
*Season ticket loans
*A healthcare cashback plan - allowing you to claim back cash for you and your family's routine healthcare.
*One Academy - our innovative, in-house learning and development offering, designed to support with your personal and professional development.
*Study leave - up to five days off per year to study toward a relevant qualification.
*Career break - after three years' continuous service.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk. You can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail.