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Apprentice care assistant

Job description
The Cottage Nursing Home is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care for up to 33 people aged 65 and over. The accommodation is provided in a single building, arranged over two floors, with communal facilities including a lounge and dining room, activities room and secure garden.

The Main Responsibilities

- To provide a quality care service to clients

- Support and assist with day to day tasks and getting to know your clients routines, -  - whilst maintaining their rights to privacy, dignity and choice.

- Help with bathing, washing, dressing, using the toilet and personal care where   required

- To promote and enable independence to the best of the clients ability

- Assist in the care of residents who are unwell or dying

- To assist and support clients to engage with family and friends

- Help and support clients to attend any social activities or appointments

- Talking to residents and sharing activities such as reading, writing and hobbies

- Serving of  meals and feeding clients

- Monitor the needs of residents, informing a senior member of staff of an emergency situation or concern about their health or wellbeing

- Make and change beds, tidy rooms and empty commodes

- Inspect launder and mend residents clothes where necessary

- set tables and trays, assist with serving meals, tidy and clean dining room after meals.

- Answer call bells, emergency bells, the door and telephone

- Receive, record and communicate information and messages

- Take part in staff and residents meeting and training activities as required

- Complete qualifications and training

- Attend and participate in regular supervision and apprailals

- At all times be aware of the security of the building in relation to residents and staff safety.

Entry requirements

Good Numeracy and literacy skills


Skills required

Must have excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Reporting on residents conditions both verbally and written

Must be prepared to undertake any training as required to further develop your skills

Must be able to work in a team.

To support older people who may have dementia , sensory impairments or mental health conditions 

Personal qualities

Must be reliable, flexible and able to work a shift pattern

A caring compassionate nature

Qualifications taken

Health & Social Care Level 2

Functional skills maths & English if required

Employer description

The Cottage Nursing Home is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care for up to 33 people aged 65 and over.

What next?
Possible employment on completion.
The Cottage Nursing Home
£125 per week
Working week
TBC on interview
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