Senior / Lead Care Assistant

Sutton Coldfield
£7.51 - £9.00 per hour
18 Nov 2016
16 Dec 2016
AAJ-11421 1
Contract Type
Full Time
Opportunities are available for exceptional and experienced Senior/Lead Care Assistants to join an established, family run, luxury nursing home, that offers a range of services for its older adults, including nursing and end of life care. Based in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands the successful Senior/Lead Care Assistants will earn £7.51 to £9.00 per hour, depending on experience. Flexible shifts are available with the Nursing Home requiring both day and night shift cover.

As a Senior/Lead Care Assistant you will be responsible for consistently delivering a high standard of care to an allocated group of residents. Reporting to and working under the direction of the Registered Nurse your duties will include:
  • Fully support or assist residents to maintain all activities of daily living, ensuring that personal, physical and emotional care needs are met
  • Assist the Registered Nurses in the planning of care, participating in the evaluation and review of each resident for whom you are a key worker
  • Making daily records on progress to date
  • Act as a role model to less experienced Care Assistants providing support and direction, ensuring all allocated tasks are delivered to a high standard
  • Ensure all residents, relatives and visitors are addressed in a professional manner

The successful Senior/Lead Care Assistants will have demonstrable experience in Direct Care, preferably with a leadership qualification within an older person setting. In addition, you will also possess the following skills and experience:
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care
  • Proven experience in the supervision, allocation and co-ordination of work to less experienced Care Assistants
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work under your own initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organised and able to prioritise care
  • Caring and compassionate
  • Reliable and Flexible

If you are interested in the Senior/Lead Care Assistant vacancy based in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands please send your CV along with a covering letter explaining why you believe you are suitable for the position. Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check which is paid for by the Company.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 28 days annual leave a year (including bank holidays), training and development opportunities, flexible shift pattern, employer contributory pension, food and beverages whilst on duty, free DBS and flu vaccination, professional staff uniform and pleasant working environment with purpose built staff room and all amenities.

If you are an NVQ Level 2 Care Assistant, who is looking for an exciting new career opportunity, but not at the level required for the Senior / Lead Care Assistant position, then we would still be pleased to hear from you.