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Senior Care Assistant

Jobs in Orpington, Bromley, Greater London, London

Athona Recruitment Jobs
£12.00 - £13.00 /Hour
 Posted about : 2 days ago

Senior Care Assistant

Orpington, Kent

£12 - £12.85 per hour


37.5 hours/ week- Both Days and Nights available

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Care assistant to join a leading Care Home brand within the Orpington area. A successful candidate will be patient and caring and able to provide a quality service to residents whilst leading a team of care staff within a care home environment.

Your duties will include:

  • Providing direct person-centred care to all residents, promoting their individuality and dignity at all times.
  • Administering medication
  • Assisting residents with social activities by interacting with them, encouraging them to continue with or take up new hobbies and activities such as those organised by the Activities Coordinator or assistants
  • To lead, support and mentor the team of care assistants on shift and support the nurse on duty to organise and supervise their work
  • Performing, reporting and recording, following training, clinical observations of residents' temperature, pulse, breathing, height and weight. Obtaining urine, stool and sputum samples, as requested by the GP or RGN in charge. Performing simple urinalysis following training

What you will need to succeed

  • Believe in working together as part of a team
  • Need to be able to demonstrate specific knowledge of clinical care
  • Have care home or caring experience
  • Have a Level 2 or 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care - essential

The offer

  • Our benefits offer you an array of perks designed with your wellbeing in mind.
  • Your holidays are important to us. Take up to 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Spread the cost of your commute with a season ticket loans and our Cycle2Work scheme, open to all colleagues.
  • Get paid to do good. We offer you two days off on full pay each year to volunteer in our communities.
  • Ourcolleague recognition programme you will know when you've done a #greatjob
  • Learning never stops. Our innovative, in-house learning and development offering is designed to help you take your career to the next level.
  • Stay book-smart. Take up to five paid days off per year to study toward a relevant qualification.
  • Experience new things. We offer you a career break after 3 years' continuous service.

Athona Recruitment's nursing division is an award-winning, on-framework agency that specialises in finding permanent and temporary employment for nurses. We have a dedicated team of consultants that help recruit nurses into NHS hospitals, care homes, private hospitals and clinics across the country. Whether you're based in the UK or overseas, we can help you find a nursing position that's right for you.