Care Assistant / Practitioner
Permanent, Full time / Part time /Bank Shifts
Caron Group is a family of care homes across mid and south Wales. Our ethos is to provide quality care and to ensure that privacy, dignity and choice for our residents is at the core of everything we do. We have been operating in the care sector for nineteen years and specialise in residential, nursing and dementia care for older people. We are currently undergoing an exciting chapter in our growth and are looking for dedicated individuals to join us on this journey.
The group’s strength is attributable to our team of highly motivated, passionate and dedicated staff. We invest in exceptional talent and our people share a commitment to success that is second to none. This energy is harnessed to deliver the highest levels of relationship-centred care. We are committed to supporting our staffs’ continuous professional development throughout their careers, through the provision of formal training and development opportunities. The group offers a friendly family culture and supportive environment of teamwork, respect and integrity where everyone makes a valued contribution.
We are looking for Care Practitioners who are either experienced or wish to pursue a career in the Care Sector to join our family. As a Care Practitioner, you’ll look after the physical, psychological and social needs of the individuals to help us deliver the quality care they deserve.
* Key Responsibilities:
-To assist residents who need help with dressing, undressing, toileting, bathing and feeding
-To provide adequate and appropriate care for residents confined to bed
-To take appropriate levels of care when handling property belonging to residents
-To help residents who have mobility problems and other physical disabilities. To assist in the use, maintenance and care of personal aids and equipment
-To promote the mental and physical wellbeing of residents through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreation
-To ensure that unnecessary damage to the building and contents is not caused by careless movement of residents property – wheelchairs etc
-To make and change beds, empty commodes, tidy rooms and undertake designated cleaning duties
-To inspect, launder and repair residents clothing
-To assist in the setting of tables and trays, preparing, serving and clearing away meals
-To answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone and greet visitors
-To read reports, take part in staff and residents meetings and in training activities as directed
-To make written observations of the resident
-To attend mandatory training courses relevant to the position as directed by the Managers.
-Practises safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in particular moving and handling of loads, by assessing risk and having due regard for personal safety and the safety of residents, visitors and staff
-Act courteously towards residents and their visitors, respecting the dignity and individuality of each resident.
-To undertake such duties as may be mutually determined from time to time.
-To work as a Keyworker to an allocated number of residents and to ensure their room is kept clean and tidy. As Keyworker, you will also be responsible to ensure the resident has enough toiletries.
*Potential Additional Responsibilities – Night Duty
– Restock incontinence wear; gloves, aprons and all other personal care products
– Clean tables, chairs and remove kitchenware from bedrooms
– Clean all hoists and ensure that they are on charge.
– Empty and replace bins in bathrooms and sluice rooms
– Inspect and collect dirty laundry.
*This is not an exhaustive list
-QCF Level 2 / 3 (Desirable)
Good communication skills.
-A passion for providing elderly care
-Ability to relate to and care for older people in a sensitive manner
-Integrity and a compassionate nature
-An understanding of and adherence to Caron Group’s ethos.
· A competitive rate.
· Access to Caron Group platform providing a range of employee benefits including discounted gym memberships, top High Street discounts, Supermarket discounts, Employee Assistance Programme and more. (Terms & Conditions apply)
· Free high quality training towards your professional continuous development including paid practical and e-learning training.
· Mentoring / support with your development
· Career progression throughout a range of departments within the company, both clinical and non-clinical roles