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London Recruitment Solutions
Support Worker / Care Assistant – Care for the Elderly – £22,607 + Excellent benefits
This is an opportunity for a Support Worker / Care Assistant to join an independent, beautiful and historic care home for the elderly in the City of London. It is not only a home to some wonderful retired residents, who have a caring and friendly nature, but also has such a wealth of history and stunning facilities. It is all set in lovely gardens, beautiful buildings, etc. and really friendly and caring staff. This is a rare opportunity, which many people have wanted to join, with the chance to work with some wonderful people in a beautiful setting.
The Care Assistant / Support Worker will have an outgoing and bubbly personality, with a warm and caring approach to residents, who are elderly and need the support of a positive person.
City of London
40-hours a week on a rota basis, covering a range of shifts.
Will be on an 8-week rolling rota and on one of the weeks they will be doing 3 nights. It’s also 3 full weekends out of 8 and one Sunday morning every 8 weeks on top of that.
Excellent benefits + great holiday allowance + life insurance + pension
DUTIES TO INCLUDE:
To do what ever activities they would like to undertake every day, with the aim of making each day the best it could possibly be
To maintain the pensioners existing skills and develop new ones
To help them live the life they want to lead, make decisions, take appropriate risks and have as many choices about their lives as possible
To access facilities in the local community and take part in activities outside of their residents, including appointments
To look after their home, cooking, shopping, keeping it clean, tidy and safe
To look after their health and help them take medication
With personal care (e.g. washing, bathing, shaving, going to the toilet, moving and handling), when required
To achieve their ambitions as set out in their care/support plans
To assist Pensioners to manage their money
Must have at least 6 months recent care of supporting older people and those with age related illness (such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease)
Must have worked in a residential care home for the elderly
NVQ level 2 in Care or equivalent
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Friendly, caring, and bubbly personality, who is flexible and approachable
Knowledge of basic care and support
Able to cover shift patterns