Senior Care Worker

Ark Home Healthcare

Senior Care Worker


Ark Home Healthcare, Thornaby-on-Tees

  • Part time
  • Temporary

Posted 2 weeks ago, 3 Apr | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 0a1b5769f1ce4856afb0c5e807835e59

Full Job Description

The senior care assistant provides the highest possible standards of care and service to all residents, in addition to performing a supervisory role. Senior care assistants respond to emergencies, providing guidance and support to care assistants under the supervision of Ark Care Principles.
Senior Carer, plays a crucial role in sharing relevant information with professionals to enhance the overall well-being and care coordination for service users. This responsibility must be carried out in strict adherence to data protection and ACP .
This Job role is for 37.5 Hours per week., Collaborative Information Sharing:

  • Share pertinent information, where appropriate, with key partners such as healthcare professionals, social workers, and family members.

  • Foster open communication channels to facilitate effective collaboration in the best interests of residents.

  • Data Protection Compliance:
  • Adhere to data protection principles and regulations when handling and sharing resident information.

  • Ensure that all information shared is done so securely and in accordance with relevant legislation and guidelines.

  • Apply Talbert principles when sharing health and social care information, prioritizing the confidentiality and privacy of residents.

  • Seek consent from residents and their representatives where required before sharing sensitive information.

  • Record-Keeping and Documentation:
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of information shared, including the purpose, recipients, and any consents obtained.

  • Document the communication process in line with the company's policies and procedures.

  • Training and Awareness:
  • Stay informed about data protection laws, Talbert principles, and other relevant regulations.

  • Attend training sessions to enhance awareness and understanding of best practices in information sharing.

  • Ensure that all care assistants within your team follow the individualised care plans for residents and encourage them to contribute towards the development and review of these.

  • Under the supervision of RM, Care Coordinator, Field Supervisor, support the training and supervision of new and junior staff members in all aspects of their work within the residents' homes.

  • Be aware of CQC fundamental standards.

  • Commitment to Confidentiality and Collaboration.

  • Management: Keyworker Roles, Supervision and Spot Checks:
  • Carry out your key worker duties under the overall management and supervision of your designated line manager.

  • Collaborate with the care team to address service users' needs and concern effectively.

  • Follow the direction and guidance of the manager in the execution of your key worker duties.

  • Seek clarification from the manager when needed and promptly communicate any challenges or concerns.

  • Act as the designated key worker for a specific group of nominated service users.

  • Foster a supportive and trusting relationship with assigned service users and their representatives.

  • Support and mentor junior care staff, providing guidance and sharing expertise.

  • Participate in the orientation and training of new team members.

  • Conduct regular supervision sessions to assess performance, identify training needs, and ensure adherence to care standards. (Supervision time to be arranged in liaison with the care coordinator for time allocation)