Care Assistant

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Staffordshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Jun 2017
Expires
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
This role is to cover shifts from 6pm - midnight.

You will be required to work 33 hours per week.

Salary will be disclosed at interview.

brighterkind is a dynamic care home group that is delivering a new approach to care, putting residents' happiness and health at the heart of our philosophy. Currently a standalone business within the Four Seasons Group, brighterkind has aspirations to develop independently into one of the leading care home providers in the UK.

This role presents a unique opportunity to join a caring, fun and forward thinking business which is currently in its early stages of development.

brighterkind operates in excess of 70 care homes throughout England, Scotland and the Channel Islands and employs more than 4,000 people. We are already the 5th largest provider in the UK with aspirations to develop further over the next three years.

brighterkind is focused on becoming the brand of choice within the care sector. Our aspiration is that in time brighterkind becomes a byword for unrivalled levels of personal and nursing care, offering outstanding recreation and activities, and delivering a high quality food and dining experience to all our residents. Put simply, our aim is to establish ourselves as the best known and most highly respected operator in the care sector.

We are investing heavily in our estate as part of a comprehensive re branding and refurbishment strategy. GBP25m has been earmarked to refurbish our homes and turn them into contemporary and comfortable places to live and work; GBP12m of this capital has already been invested. We are also investing heavily in professional development and have created a number of industry leading training programmes to help our managers and leaders to be the best that they can be.

We aspire to provide our employees with a truly rewarding opportunity to proactively shape the company culture and influence the development of the business. This really is an exciting time to join us. We offer a challenging and rewarding environment for proactive and innovative individuals to flourish and develop.

You will consistently deliver optimum levels of person centred care and actively engage with all creating a welcoming and stimulating environment. Contribute fully to the overall care team and work with other departments to ensure continuity of services

-Assist residents with all aspects of personal care including toileting, cleaning, bathing, dressing and undressing, whilst ensuring optimum independence, dignity and respect of individuals;

-Ensure the highest levels of person centred care are delivered to all residents to enhance and promote the clients quality of life;

-Promote and deliver the full dining experience for all service users, assisting to serve meals and beverages and encouraging residents requiring additional attention at mealtimes;

-Regularly attend to residents with reduced continence control, toileting, cleaning and changing continence pads and removing wet or soiled clothing to ensure the resident remains comfortable and the risk of skin deterioration is reduced;

-Carry out care activities in accordance with the care plan for less mobile and poorly residents, particularly turning and moving to reduce the risk of development of pressure sores;

-Assist residents with restricted mobility to move to communal areas or to return to their bedrooms as requested, using the correct moving and handling procedures as per the policy;

-Ensure bedroom areas are kept clean, tidy and pleasant for the residents by undertaking tasks such as making beds, regularly changing bed linen and emptying commodes;

-Responsible for the regular cleaning of equipment involved in personal care of residents, including commodes and wheelchairs;

An energetic, committed yet approachable team member, the person who fulfils this role will add real value their obvious passion and commitment to both residents, families and staff alike, but will have the ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment with care and compassion. Your talent and ability will be a reflection of the brighterkind culture and values and will help showcase the best of our organisation.

If you possess these skills and the drive to succeed in this role we would love to hear from you. In return brighterkind provide a variety of competitive benefits including a generous holiday allowance, a bespoke development programme, child care vouchers and an employee discount scheme.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check