Senior Care Assistant
My World of Work
Carnoustie, Angus
3d ago

At Balhousie Care Group we call our staff Everyday Heroes and with good reason. They’re making a difference to our residents every single day.

They’re also carving out careers for life.

As Scotland’s largest private care provider, with 25 homes, over 900 residents and 1500 staff; Balhousie is one of the country’s leading providers of elderly and specialist care.

As well as award-winning care home teams throughout Scotland, we boast a stunning HQ and highly skilled support staff.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our award winning business, based at our lovely Balhousie Brookfield and Willowbank Homes in Carnoustie.

We have a permanent opportunity for a Senior Care Assistant (day and night cover options), with flexible bank contracts on offer too.

Part time hours preferred, but potential of a full time contract is available.

Our shift patterns are typically 8am-8pm / 8pm-8am.

Balhousie Care Group’s core values are integral to how we operate, and that starts with recruitment. So before you apply, ask yourself :

Are you someone who is seen as a TRUSTED colleague?

Do you always ensure you are RESPONSIVE to the needs of others?

Do you have the potential to be an INSPIRING influence to colleagues and residents alike?

Are you keen to work within care and PASSIONATE about making a difference to the lives of others?

The Role

As a Senior Care Assistant, you will be required to deliver person centred care to our residents including medications administration.

Your role will also involve supervising and mentoring the care assistants, whilst supporting the Care Home Manager to lead the team and Service forward.

Duties Include

Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting / assisting Residents, when required, with all aspects of daily living

Report on well-being of Residents and liaise with GP’s and Support Managers etc.

Support training and supervision of junior and new Staff Members in all aspects of their work in the Care Home, under the supervision of senior Staff Members

Ensure all holistic assessments are carried out when Residents are admitted to the Care Home e.g. covering nutritional and incontinence issues, risk assessment etc.

Complete, observe & review care planning needs for Residents, and complete written daily records as instructed and in line with the Company’s policies and procedures

Skills, Abilities and Experience

You will be passionate about care and willing to make a difference to the residents’ quality of life

You will be a confident communicator and have the ability to flex your personality to meet the needs of the guests and potential guests

Previous Experience (Essential)

Previous supervisory experience (Desirable)

Satisfactory Police Check and check against the PVG List

It is essential that you have achieved SVQ Level 2 in Care and ideally have an SVQ Level 3

We offer permanent, secure roles with scope to develop and progress within the organisation. Salaries are very competitive and we have an excellent range of staff benefits including shopping and holiday discounts, free health and legal advice, and access to free counselling services.

Join us now in a career that makes a difference.

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