Overview

JOB PURPOSE: To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of service users in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence and to help in the general day-to-day activities of the home. Care provided by care assistants is expected to include care that would reasonable be given by members of the service user’s own family and is not expected to include tasks that would normally be expected to be undertaken by a trained nurse.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

NVQ Level 2 and/or good basic education

 Experience in the care of the elderly and mentally infirm and sensitive to the needs of others

 Self motivated and organised

 An active team player and able to work on own initiative under supervision or to lead others

 Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and give accurate information when required

Be registered on the Vetting and Barring Scheme and be in receipt of a satisfactory DBS certificate.