Senior Carer

Recruiter
Apple Tree Court
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Aug 2017
Expires
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Care Assistant, Apple Tree Court, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton Are you an experienced care team leader who takes pride in delivering the highest standards of care to older people? At West Midlands Residential Care Homes Ltd we go out of our way every day to give the residents in our homes the best personalised care, to keep them happy and fulfilled. You'll be passionate about delivering great care and about inspiring younger team members to do the same. You'll take pride in keeping accurate records and you'll always have an eye on how to improve processes and work with colleagues to make that happen. Do you have the minimum of an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care and are willing to work towards level 3? Do you have supervisory experience and experience of using clinical assessment tools and producing care plans? Responsible To Registered Manager Key Responsibilities To undertake a wide range of duties in support of the Care Assistants, which will ensure that a high standard of care is received by all residents at all times. To order, dispense and return medication to carry out medication audits To only undertake delegated duties, which are within, assessed competencies. To provide the agreed level of support to residents as defined in their care plan. To supervise a small team of care assistants. To act as mentor to new care assistants. To assist in obtaining, transmitting and storing information relative to the delivery of care whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times. To liaise with residents relatives as appropriate. To assist in the planning and monitoring of resident care. Maintain appearance and behaviour befitting a member of the care team. Demonstrate his/her skills, giving guidance and support to other care assistants. Ensure that rights of residents are recognised and acknowledged at all times. To work under the direction of the Registered Manager or Deputy Manager at all times. To assist in the implementation of residents planned care. Practice effective communication. To be aware of the Health and Safety requirements and to act appropriately. Have a working knowledge of policies and procedures relating to fire, accidents and untoward incidents, attending mandatory training as required. Take prompt, relevant action regarding all accidents and untoward incidents. Participate where appropriate in official investigations. Take reasonable care of patients' property and valuables according to Company policy. Maintain an awareness of and adhere to all relevant policies within the Company. Remain up-to-date with changing practices and attend all advertised training. Have joint responsibility with Registerd Manager for own development. Participate in initial training programmes. Record keeping as directed Act as Mentor to new carers When appropriate act as liaison with residents/relatives Skills & Experience A minimum of two years experience of working in a care setting Excellent communication skills both written and verbal Strong inter-personal skills Ability to organise self and manage priorities Responsive to individual needs Experience of supervising a staff team Qualifications Additional Information • We are currently recruiting for Full Time, Day Senior Care Assistants • Please note; this role is based in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton and we are looking for candidates within a commutable distance to WV6 9AP