Day Care Assistant

Reference:

VAC-2340

Sector:

Healthcare

Salary:

Competitive

Benefits:

See Job Description

Town/City:

Belfast

Contract Type:

Permanent

Closing Date:

05/10/2018

Job Title: Day Care Assistant

Reporting To: Home Manager, with day to day supervision by Senior Carer

Located At: Belfast

Hours of Work: 30hrs per week – on a rota basis between 8am and 8pm

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITES:

 

DAY TO DAY CARE AND SUPPORT OF OUR RESIDENTS

1 Assist residents with individual care needs.

2 Assist in the serving/preparation of meals.

3 Assist with general housekeeping duties.

4 Attend to or assist residents with laundry requirements.

5 Assist in the formulation of care/support plans and amend as required.

 

KEY WORKER ROLE

1 Spend time with our residents and complete key worker reports as required.

2 Adhere to the regulations of the NI Social Care Council.

 

TEAM WORK

1 Be flexible and provide effective cover for other care staff in their absence ensuring our 24hr care and support for our residents. This could include night duty.

2 Engage in domestic duties as and when required.

3 Actively contribute to staff meetings, training, fundraising events to ensure a neutral and harmonious working environment is maintained at all times.

4 Take on additional specific areas of work as required by the Group Director of Housing, the Supported Living Manager, the Home Manager or any other senior manager as requested.

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

1 Attend all training courses offered to help you fulfil your role to the best of your ability.

 

FOLLOW THE ASSOCIATIONS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

1 Familiarise yourself with the companies policies and procedures which you will be provided with at the start of your employment and during your induction period and induction training.

2 Understand the role of the Association and its mission, and display its core values in your actions and behaviours.

3 Generate creative and innovative ideas to challenge and contribute to the Association’s way of working.

4 Staff are encouraged to embrace the Association’s Equality & Diversity Policy and commit to the principles and aims of the Equality Scheme S75 duties with regard to religious faith, political opinion, racial groups, men and women generally, marital status, age, persons with a disability, persons with dependants and sexual orientation.

 

This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

 

The role holder must have a flexible attitude to work and carry out any other duty, from time to time, requested by the Housing Officer, Supported Living Manager or Group Director of Housing.

 

Essential Criteria

Work as part of a team including the ability to work flexible work patterns which will include night and weekend cover.

Be able to show empathy, compassion and a genuine caring nature.

Have the passion and motivation to make a difference to peoples lives.

Able to provide services to meet the needs of the residents in line with care/support plans.

Be well organised and able to juggle different tasks at the same time.

Be able to work under your own initiative and be creative in finding solutions.

Act in a professional manner when dealing with visitors and members of the public.

Able to act tactfully and diplomatically.

Ensure confidentiality of information, especially information regarding residents and staff.

Understand the importance of promoting independence, choice and dignity.

Be able to verbally communicate in the English Language with the client group.

Be registered, or be prepared to register, with the NI Social Care Council at the time of taking up an offer of employment.

Able to work flexible work patterns which will include night and weekend cover, and may include cover at our nearby sister home.

 

Desirable

NVQ Level 2 in a relevant subject i.e. Care

Experience of working with people with Dementia.

Previous experience of caring for the elderly.

If you are interested in the role and would like to be considered, please click on Apply Now to submit your CV and one of our Recruitment consultants will be in touch with you