Care Assistant

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Care Assistant

Job Description – Care Assistant

Job Title – Care Assistant

Responsible to – Home Manager/Nurse in Charge

Job Specification – To provide care for the service users under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager, trained nursing staff and senior care assistants; and to undertake other activities to assist in the running of the Home as required

Person Specification:

Essential – Genuine interest in working within a caring environment

                  Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

                  Team player

                  Willingness to participate in vocational training programmes

                  Satisfactory police check and check against the ISA list (where applicable)

                  Basic understanding of the Health & Safety at Work Act

                  Basic understanding of Infection Control


Desirable – Previous experience of working in a care setting

                  Relevant vocational Qualification (achieved or working towards)

Evidence of having undertaken relevant training (i.e. Moving & Positioning, Health & Safety, Food hygiene etc.)


Job Description


  1. To act as key worker for a number of service users. Ensuring that you greet any service users, for whom you are a key worker, on admission to the home and assist them to settle in
  2. To assist the service users in personal care including washing, bathing, dressing and toilet needs
  3. Responding promptly to call bells
  4. To report any accidents or unexplained injuries immediately to the nurse in charge
  5. To ensure that service users are socially presentable in appearance at all times
  6. To ensure that service users have any aids e.g. Dentures, Hearing Aids, Spectacles etc. fitted, cleaned and in working order
  7. To assist the service users in rehabilitation activities under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager
  8. To assist in the cleaning of the Home as the need arises, particularly the dining areas after meals and to support infection control e.g. cleaning up after spills immediately
  9. To pay due respect to service users’ possessions and to ensure that bedrooms and communal areas are tidy and presentable
  10. To be resourceful in use of supplies
  11. To work at all times, within the guidelines of the Health & Safety at Work act 1974, Employee Handbook and Company Health and Safety Policy and Procedure
  12. To be aware of all fire exit means of escape from the Home
  13. To complete all Company Health & Safety and Fire Checks as requested
  14. To ensure readiness to commence work at the time stated on the Duty Rota and not to abandon duty without permission from the Home Manager or Nurse-in-Charge
  15. To adhere to the policy relating to personal appearance and the uniform policy whilst on duty
  16. To ensure that articles for laundry are sluiced if soiled before placing into correct container
  17. To read and implement the Company Policy and Procedure for Infection Control
  18. To ensure the appropriate segregation of waste material. That it is disposed of in accordance with current legislation and Company Policy and procedure for Infection Control
  19. To report to the nurse in charge any changes to an individual service users condition and any other relevant matter, noting especially any changes in skin condition
  20. To report to the nurse in charge any verbal concerns or complaints raised by the service user or visitors
  21. To recognise your own caring limitations and to seek guidance from the Home Manager or trained nursing staff as appropriate
  22. To refer all enquiries regarding the care or condition of service users to the senior nursing staff irrespective of the source of the enquiry
  23. To respect the rights of the service users including privacy and dignity
  24. To assist in the serving and clearing of meals, snacks and drinks
  25. To assist service users to eat and drink, monitoring intake and reporting any concerns to the nurse in charge
  26. Complete all food and fluid charts and any other daily monitoring records as requested
  27. To undertake any training necessary for the completion of your duties. To be aware of Mandatory training and dates to attend training
  28. To attend staff and other meetings as requested
  29. To undertake any other duties as and when required
  30. To abide by all company Policies and Procedures in accordance with the Staff Handbook and Policy and procedure file
  31. To participate in social activities with service users and to use all the interactions with residents as an opportunity for stimulation/occupation
  32. To report any concerns re possible abuse of service users immediately to the person in charge
  33. To respect the confidentiality of the service users and the home life at all times, including when you are using social networking systems


The Job description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list

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