Location: Richard House, Grantham
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!
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:
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £10.45 per hour
Ability to commute/relocate:
Work Location: in person