Senior Health Care Assistant - DAYS - 36 Hours Per Week

The Lodge

Senior Health Care Assistant - DAYS - 36 Hours Per Week

£24232

The Lodge, Leicester

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 days ago, 15 May | Get your application in today.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 1095aad1d77f444a9e35c0da4b4a10ef

Full Job Description

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Health Care Assistant that is highly-motivated with an excellent work ethos to join our friendly team. The role is to support the Day Care team and is structured as 3-4 day shifts a week, providing a total of 36 hours per week. There is a possibility of overtime when acting as cover for colleagues.

We will happily accommodate the shift pattern where possible to the best of our ability. Please feel free to discuss the role if you have any queries or apply via Indeed and we will be in touch at the earliest.

All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Key objectives:

  • To participate in the delivery of care to the residents to ensure that their physical, social, intellectual and emotional needs are met and ensuring dignity, choice, independence and respect.

  • To ensure that all aspects of the regulatory framework are met.

  • Consult with residents and the senior team to assist in developing individual care plans for residents.

  • Work effectively with others within the home to ensure that resident's needs are met.


  • Main Tasks:

    Resident care and support
  • To ensure each resident receives assistance with all elements of their personal care to include washing, dressing and assisting residents in all aspects of daily living as required.

  • To participate with the team for continual monitoring of each resident's health needs. To include appropriate liaison with senior and relevant staff.

  • To ensure residents choice and independence is respected and have knowledge of resident's risk management plans.

  • To help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence, and in the use and care of aids and personal equipment.

  • To help serve meals, prepare and clear dining room and assist residents with eating as required.

  • To make beds, tidy rooms, light cleaning and emptying of commodes.

  • To care sensitively to residents who are unwell or requiring palliative care.

  • To escort residents to hospital out-patient appointments as required.

  • To answer emergency bells and the door and greet visitors in a courteous manner.

  • To participate in the key worker system as defined within the home.

  • Encourage residents to be involved in the house. Welcome and encourage their participation in activities so that they can participate and remain emotionally and intellectually stimulated.

  • Assist as required with social functions at the Home.

  • Support and work closely with families and friends offering them professional and emotional support, sensitive to individual need.

  • To assist as directed, in the preparation, implementation, review and update of all resident's care plans in line with their personal wishes and preferences in accordance with Abbeyfield policies.

  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.


  • General duties
  • Understand and observe all relevant regulations within the Lodge's policies and procedures.

  • Be familiar with the administrative records of the Home and ensure that all records are kept up to date.

  • To follow appropriate procedures in the event of accidents/ emergencies e.g. fire, missing residents.

  • Ensure that the Home is secure at all times whilst on duty.

  • To report and advise the relevant persons with respect to the repairs and maintenance of the home


  • General Requirements:
  • To be flexible about working hours.

  • To be approachable and supportive to staff and managers.

  • To attend staff meetings when appropriate and to be available for one to one session as agreed.

  • To attend appropriate training and development sessions as agreed with the Manager.

  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.

  • To carry out any reasonable duties as requested by the Manager.

  • To be aware of and comply with safe working practices as lay down by the Health and Safety at Work Act.

  • To uphold and promote equal opportunities in employment practice and service delivery.

    Ability to communicate and interact well with people

  • To be able to read, write and work with numbers to a good standard

  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

  • A willingness to undertake training to achieve NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent

  • Demonstrate an empathy and understanding of the needs of older people

  • Ability to carry out all aspects of the role to a high standard at all times


  • Desirable Requirements:
  • Experience in a similar role within a health or social care setting is preferable but not essential

  • A relevant NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent.

  • Working in services for older people

  • Evidence of continuing training and development.

    The Lodge, Residential Care Home is a family run Care Home in the town of Thurnby, Leicester. We provide care for the elderly and specialise in Dementia Care.

    From £11.65 an hour - Permanent, Part-time, Full-time