Senior Care Assistant

The SmartList
01 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
LOCATION: Crawley, West Sussex

JOB TITLE: Senior Care Assistant

SALARY & BENEFITS: GBP10.35 per hour / GBP11.40 per hour at weekends

WORKING HOURS: 35 hours per week on a rota basis

THE COMPANY: Our client is an Exempt Charity and is registered with the FSA as a non-profit making Friendly Society. The home is set in 5 acres of beautiful grounds at the western edge of Crawley. They provide a professional and caring home for up to 94 residents in their four homes on site: a 34 bed nursing home, a 30 bed elderly/frail residential home and a 30 bed home for people with Dementia. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Care Assistant to join their team on a full time permanent basis.

THE ROLE: Our client is currently recruiting for Senior Care Assistant to join their team in their dementia unit.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Care Assistant role to include:-

Taking charge of the shift
Leading a team of care assistants
Administer medication
Work closely with other healthcare professionals
Ensure high standards of care

THE CANDIDATE: For the role of Senior Care Assistant you will be a reliable and flexible team player. You will be friendly, calm, honest, reassuring and an effective communicator. You share the company's goal of delivering excellent care to the patients and you will need to live within a commutable distance to Crawley.

Key experience essential for the role of Senior Care Assistant:-

Must have an NVQ 3 or above in health and social care or equivalent or level 2 and willing to undertake level 3 upon appointment
Experience as a Senior Care Assistant or a similar role for a minimum of 1 year
A good understanding of dementia type illnesses / behaviour

Does this sound like you? If yes then please hit the apply now button.

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