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Senior Care Assistant - Nights - Speedwell Court

Job Introduction

You’ll supervise and actively deliver at the front line of care, promoting health and wellbeing by helping residents with their personal care and supporting them with all aspects of daily living.  

Role Responsibility

Experienced in care, you’ll know that each resident is unique.  The care and support they need is individualised and personal to them.  You’ll lead by example, treating people with kindness and compassion.  Your sensitive and respectful approach ensures residents maintain their dignity and feeling of self worth.  You will assist residents at difficult times such as during periods of illness, attendance at hospital appointments or sometimes providing palliative care. 

Your caring input helps to make these times as easy and comfortable as possible.  You contribute to residents' emotional and intellectual wellbeing by getting to know them personally and supporting them to participate in social activities and events.  You see the benefit of this stimulation by getting involved with planning, organising and delivering these home activities and functions.

To ensure each resident's needs are met, you’ll lead with the responsibility of regular monitoring of their health, care and social needs, plus the preparation, implementation and review of their personal care plan.  This involves supervising other team members and liaising with people involved in the their care, as well as with the residents themselves, to ensure their needs and wishes are at the centre of the care we provide. 

You strongly believe that residents' choice and independence is paramount, and ensure their risk management plans are up to date and all appropriate parties have been involved.  You understand the need to support and work closely with residents' families and friends, offering them professional and emotional support.

The Ideal Candidate

You must be experienced in a health or social care setting, ideally working with older people.  Familiar with CQC requirements, you should also be either qualified to QCF Level 3 in Health & Social Care, or equivalent.  However, what differentiates a carer from a Team Leader are people management skills.  So if you can demonstrate strong evidence of how you will get the best from individuals and build strong and engaged teams, we would be prepared to accept Level 2 qualified carers willing to undertake training to Level 3.

With more seniority comes more responsibility, so you’ll need to be able to take charge for an entire shift, be able to work on your own initiative, and cope under pressure in a diverse and changing environment.  Sometimes, you will be the most senior person in the Home.

A copy of the full job description is available here.  Note that this role requires an enhanced DBS check, to be renewed every 3 years.

Package Description

In return for your commitment, we offer a great pay and benefits package.  This includes 29 days paid leave, (pro rata), including bank/public holidays, an occupational sick pay scheme, a pension scheme, plus shop and save discounts.  We also offer great career prospects, from a comprehensive induction and a ‘buddy’ to get you started, to further opportunities to progress your career in care, through development, to gain more experience in your role.

Best of all, we’re a charity, meaning that the interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.

About the Company

Situated in West End, Southampton, Abbeyfield’s impressive new residential care home, Speedwell Court, offers three services – residential, dementia care and end of life care within exclusive surroundings finished to the highest specification.

Residents benefit from a range of delicious, nutritionally balanced menu choices in our dining rooms or café and daily stimulating activities from cookery workshops to local outings. A caring and fully trained team are dedicated to promoting every resident’s health and wellbeing and enjoyment of life in beautiful surroundings.

As an experienced General Manager of this home, I am committed to provide a high quality personal service tailored to meet our residents’ individual needs.  I am supported by a great team of compassionate and devoted people who ensure that Speedwell Court feels like home to our residents, their family and friends.

I am so proud to lead such a new successful team where everyone’s ultimate goal is to work together to make a real difference to the lives of our residents.  I share the same passionate goal as every valued member of my team of putting our residents first and treating them with respect and dignity.

If you’re after a rewarding role with lots of variety and feel that you can make a positive contribution to our team, we would be interested in hearing from you.

For more information about Speedwell Court, please click here.

The Abbeyfield Society

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