- To encourage self-help and independence upholding the right of each individual Resident
- To be available to talk, listen to the Residents and to assist with all activities of daily living
- To assist the Residents in rising from bed, washing, dressing, bathing and general personal hygiene
- To assist washing and toileting Residents including hair washing and shaving of male Residents
- To observe physical wellbeing and reporting any significant changes in Resident’s wellbeing to the Senior carer on duty
- To attend to Residents and perform such task as may be required e.g. serving meals on a tray, washing and combing hair, toileting, bathing and attending to other aspects of hygiene, as necessary
- To assist mobility needs of Residents with the use of equipment provided
- To assist Residents where necessary in retiring to bed
- To help serve meals to the Residents and assisting more dependent Residents to eat where necessary e.g. cutting up food for a blind resident or feeding her/him
- To ensure that Residents beds are clean and comfortable, change bed linen quilts etc.
- To participate in activities such as music, reading, games and parties for the Residents
- To accompany and assist Residents on trips and outings e.g. Hospital appointments, as and when required
- To be required to give periodic reports to assist the review of individual Residents
- To be required to take on the responsibility of Primary Worker for a group of Residents
- To care for the Resident’s spectacles, hearing aids, dentures etc., and report of any loss or damage immediately
- To be responsible for the cleaning of foot ware, hygiene of commodes and the cleaning of wheelchairs and walking aids
- To attend in-house in service and external training courses
- To respond in emergency crisis as requested by the Manager or Senior Member of staff
- To participate in fire drills
- To perform other appropriate duties which the Senior Staff on duty may from time to time request
- To ensure the confidentiality of the Residents and their affairs and that details are NOT transmitted in any way without the express permission of the person in charge
- To be aware of the Home’s Policies and Procedures, showing initiative that if any issues need to be addressed, and that they are reported to the Management Team
- To be familiar with the Health and Safety Regulations as they relate to the Home
- To participate in the appraisal system and the Home’s Business Plan
To ensure that the Resident’s clothing is properly cared for. The performance of this duty shall include the following tasks:
- To ensure that the Resident has adequate clothing and to report deficiencies
- To ensure that clothing is clearly marked with the name of the Resident
- To note any repairs needed and giving clothing for repair
- To sluice of soiled clothing before it is taken to the laundry
- To return clean clothing to drawers and wardrobes
To be discussed at interview.
- Good communication skills
- Be able to work as part of a team
- Good IT skills
- To have an interest in working with the elderly
- To be caring and sensitive to the needs of others
- To be reliable, trustworthy and honest
- To be self-motivated and organised
- To be flexible and able to work unsupervised
- To be able to use initiative and have common sense
GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.
Apprentices will be required to attend college at least 1 day per week either at Uxbridge, Harrow or Hayes Campus completing necessary mandatory training and units associated with the apprenticeship.
Our Account Manager, industry-trained assessor and Learning Advocate support apprentices to deliver our high-quality training programmes.
Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
- Level 2 Diploma in Care
- Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)
Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role.