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Care Assistant, Nights

Gateshead
£9.20 per hour
Permanent
Social Care
08/07/2020

Care Assistant, Nights

Location: Gateshead NE9 5AJ
Salary: £9.20 per hour
Contract: Permanent, Full time or part time
Hours/Shifts: 33 – 44 hours per week, across three or four night shifts on a rolling rota across the week. Night shifts are 8pm to 8am. Some additional shifts will be required from time to time to cover sickness and holidays.

We are looking for a caring person to join the night shift care team at The Chesters Care Home in Low Fell, Gateshead, where we support up to 33 older people with residential and dementia care needs. We want someone who is committed to providing high quality, person centred care and making The Chesters a ‘home from home’; for our residents.

Care Assistant – Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting Clients, when required with personal care including washing, continence, dressing, undressing and any other night time needs.
  • Provide for people’s care needs with compassion and understanding ensuring that clients retain their dignity and comfort at all times.
  • Perform night checks and assist clients during the night as directed by senior staff
  • Observe care planning needs for Clients and complete written records as instructed and in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • Answer the Nurse Call System, giving assistance as required.

Care Assistant – Experience, qualifications & skills:

The following personal attributes are considered essential to the post of Care Assistant:

  • Genuine interest in working within a caring environment
  • Diploma Level 2 in Health and social care or above (preferred but not necessary)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and work colleagues
  • Satisfactory DBS Check and two references
  • Experience of working with the elderly

Benefits:

  • Company pension scheme
  • Snacks and refreshments while on shift
  • Uniform provided
  • DBS cost paid by company
  • On-site car parking

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role click on ‘APPLY’ today, forwarding an up to date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.

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