Care and Support Assistant

Step into a new care career!

Employer Witnesham Nursing Home
Vacancy type Job: Part-Time
Weekly working hours 25 hours min per week, full time hours available
Salary £8.91 per hour
Location Suffolk

The Street Witnesham Ipswich IP6 9HG
IP6 9HG
Closing Date 10 January, 2022 at 17:00
  • About the employer
  • Description
  • Witnesham Nursing Home

    Witnesham Nursing Home is a comfortable and convenient medium-sized nursing home based on the northern outskirts of Ipswich.  This high quality and respected nursing and care home provides respite and long-term care, dementia care and end of life care.

     


  • **This vacancy is open to applicants who are aged 50+ and actively seeking work in Norfolk or Suffolk. Pathways 50+ is a European Social Fund project helping to provide people and employers with skills for sustainable employment.  It is delivered by Futures for Business in Partnership with Suffolk and Norfolk County Councils. Futures for Buisness is recruiting on behalf of the employer**

     

     

    If you are looking to change careers and have been considering moving into the Care Sector, this vacancy provides the perfect opportunity to gain experience via a 13-week work placement before making a long-term commitment.

    Witnesham Nursing Home is a comfortable and convenient medium-sized nursing home based on the northern outskirts of Ipswich.  This high quality and respected nursing and care home provides respite and long-term care, dementia care and end of life care.

     

    The successful candidate will work in a supportive team to meet the personal care needs of service users while respecting the individual’s specific needs and personal dignity at all times.  They will also help to promote independence by helping to facilitate the varied programme of activities offered on a daily basis.  The care provided is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by the service user’s family, it is not expected to include tasks usually undertaken by a trained nurse.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Daily tasks will consist of a mixture of personal care, housekeeping and administrative duties:

    Personal Care Duties

    • To assist service users requiring help in the morning and at bedtime, including dressing/undressing, washing or bathing and using the toilet
    • Supporting service users with mobility issues and physical challenges (including incontinence) in the use of care aids and personal equipment
    • Caring for service users who are temporarily sick and requiring minor dressings, bed nursing, help with feeding etc.  Also caring for service users who have reached end of life

     

    • To help promote mental and physical activity of service users through communication and conversation, accompanying service providers on visits, and sharing activities such as reading and writing, facilitating favourite hobbies and other recreational activities

     

    • Continue to encourage service users to remain as independent as possible

     

    Housekeeping Duties

     

    • Making and changing beds, tidying service users’ rooms, undertaking light cleaning tasks and emptying commodes

     

    • Inspecting, laundering and mending service users’ clothing

     

    • Setting tables and trays in readiness for mealtimes and serving food, and providing additional support to ensure that all service users are able to eat their meals. Also preparation of light meals and snacks, washing up and ensuring the dining room is cleared and left tidy

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