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Care Assistant – HCA – CQC Good rated care home

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Are you looking to work locally, with hours to suit you? Are you caring, personable and trustworthy? We are seeking Care Assistants to join a CQC Good rated nursing home in Borough Green, Kent, if you want to make a real difference to people’s lives, we’d love to hear from you. For this role we are offering: • A welcome bonus of £300 (with certain conditions) • Choice between Day and Night shifts • Full time contract. including weekend work • 36 – 48 hours available • Paid breaks • Ongoing support with training and development • An identified career pathway • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro rata for part time) • Uniform provided Key Responsibilities: • To support each of the residents to remain as active and independent as possible within the constraints of their condition. • Demonstrate skill and imagination in helping residents deal with everyday difficulties arising from their memory problems or physical health. • Encourage and support each resident to do as much as possible for themselves in all aspects of daily living, which will include washing, dressing and continence. • Use initiative and imagination in helping residents succeed at familiar tasks. • Work flexibly, providing help with physical care as and when necessary to maximise opportunities for the residents to enjoy previous recreational interests, social and religious preferences. • Respect the residents’ rights of choice, privacy, and dignity and be sensitive to each persons needs. • Work together with the team on goals that are directly relevant to daily life of each resident and his or her family members by implementing individualised 'active living’ programmes. • Demonstrate an ability to build and maintain relationships with people whose understanding is impaired and their families through good communication skills. • Offer many opportunities each day for residents to engage in situations with personal meaning, a sense of community, choices and fun. • Take responsibility by following tailored plans of assistance for mobility, communication, social interaction, nutrition and physical care. • Encourage residents to engage in physical exercises and activities to help increase strength and dexterity. • Assist residents with their mobility having received training in the use appropriate equipment and will be responsible for the safe and proper use of such equipment. • Work independently and show initiative at maintaining a stimulating and homely environment for each resident. • Complete and maintain necessary daily records painting a full picture of social engagement, activities and physical care. • Assist with serving meals and drinks and feed residents unable to feed themselves. • Respect rights for privacy and demonstrate high professional standards of propriety in their day-to-day work. • Understand and maintain confidentiality at all times. • Liaise with other professionals and relatives to achieve the best outcome for each resident. • Attend training as required to enhance and update their skills and maintain a record of this training • Maintain a safe environment for other staff, residents and visitors through an awareness of statutory requirements for fire, health and safety and manual handling policies. • Undertake any other activities which may be deemed necessary by the senior staff in the home

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