Care Officer

£22504 per annum
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Care Officer to join a long established organisation that provides education for the young and care for the elderly.  Based in Croydon, the successful Care Officer will join the organisation’s welcoming and friendly team to earn an annual salary of £22,504.  

The organisation are looking for a caring individual who likes working with the elderly, to join their team of Care Officers. The successful candidate will work a variety of shifts covering weekdays and weekends, and will provide support and social activities to 50 residents in sheltered accommodation. The role will also provide support to elderly members of the community who access the new day care service, at the two care homes. The main duties and responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:
  • Daily contact and routinely keep a daily log on all individual sheltered residents and maintain detailed care plans.
  • Assist residents with day-to-day matters including, the arrangement of transport for hospital or social visits, personal administration etc.
  • Monitor maintenance and safety matters around the premises and ensure that faults are reported appropriately
  • Liaise with relatives, GP, social services and other professionals on behalf of residents as and when the need for involvement is required
  • Report any matters of concern to line management and/or colleagues, maintaining appropriate confidentiality and sensitivity
  • Actively support all day-care users and ensure full interactions with permanent residents and other staff.
  • Driving of the minibus.
If you have a caring nature and are looking for a rewarding job, then this is the perfect role for you. To be considered for the Care Officer role you must possess the following attributes and qualities:

  • Previous experience working with the elderly and organising social activities and events
  • Able to communicate with a wide range of people, including residents, family members, GPs, and other health care professionals
  • Flexible, reliable and punctual
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Sensitivity towards the needs of vulnerable people
  • Active and cooperative team player
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
If you’re interested in the opportunity to become a Care Officer based in Croydon and join a well-established organisation , please apply by clicking here.