Care Assistant

Location: Richard House, Grantham
Hours: Full-Time

Full Job Description

Care Assistant (Days)
Richard House – Grantham

If you’re passionate, caring and looking for a rewarding job with excellent training, great opportunities and share the same Unique Vision and Values as us:







Join our team at Tanglewood and make a real difference.

This list is not exhaustive and there are many aspects to being a carer at Tanglewood which tie in with our company values: to be empathetic with the residents, remember they are just like us! To be united as a team, innovative with your ideas and nurturing in nature and compassionate towards others.

You don’t need experience to begin your career with us, so do get in touch. We value our staff and if you want to make a difference for yourself and our residents then apply!

Key Responsibilities


Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting clients when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing and all other aspects of daily living

Assist clients in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. physical, emotional and spiritual). Provide attention when needed, whilst ensuring clients retain their comfort and dignity

Pay particular attention to assisting clients who have limited mobility, or physical / learning difficulties, making the best use of aids provided

Closely monitor clients who may be confused and/or who have behavioural problems

Assist in the promotion of continence

Assist in the delivery of care for clients who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Assist with last offices

Observe care planning needs for clients and complete written daily records as instructed and in line with the company’s policies and procedures

Assist in a framework of social activities by interacting with clients and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the care home

Answer nurse call system, giving assistance as required. Answer the door and telephone appropriately. Respond accordingly and pass on messages promptly

Under the supervision and guidance of senior care staff, report on the well-being of clients

Carry out regular checks on clients at intervals determined by senior staff members

Make visitors feel welcome. Provide refreshments/assistance as and when required

Ensure that rooms are clean and tidy and commodes are empty, in line with the care home’s disposal of waste policy. Ensure the care home’s resources are used appropriately

Clean and maintain equipment used by clients / relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensure the care home is kept clean and tidy, in line with the company’s attention to detail philosophy

If applicable, care for clients clothing and rooms as named and ensure that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked

Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with the company’s policies and procedures

Assist Clients who need help during meal times (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc.). Assist with serving of food / drinks as requested / required. Wash up as requested / required

Escort clients travelling to and from the care home e.g. on social outings, hospital visits etc.

Avoid abuse of the privileged relationship that exists with clients. Under no circumstances are client financial dealings to be undertaken


Participate in staff and client meetings as and when required

Training and Development:

Maintain professional knowledge and competence

Attend mandatory training days / course, on or off site as and when required

Participate in relevant training to achieve relevant qualifications


Promote and ensure the good reputation of the care home

Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties

Notify the Registered Manager or the person in charge as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty, and also on your return to work from all periods of absence.

Ensure the security of the care home is maintained at all times.

To remain up-to-date with the company staff handbook.

Adhere to all company policies and procedures.

Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained.

Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you.

Tanglewood have competitive rates of pay, stability in shift patterns and an abundance of benefits:

  • Free tunic when you begin
  • Meals included on shift
  • Induction and initial training for the role you begin
  • Ongoing refresher training, staff development and unique training tailored to your route
  • Staff wellbeing support
  • Time and a half on all bank holidays
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Access to Blue Light card (discounts on high street brands, hotels, festivals, motoring, mobile phone, holidays, cinemas, health and fitness, gyms, supermarket shopping)
  • Access to free Will writing service.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £10.45 per hour


  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Grantham: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: in person

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