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 Satisfactory police check and current POVA and CRB check Desired:
A flexible approach to working patterns and care
Honesty, consideration, empathy and patience
Willingness to undergo further extensive training to improve knowledge and care standards within the home.