Social Care

Healthcare Assistant

Full Time Permanent

London Jobs Board

DAYS AND NIGHTS AVAILABLE

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
To deliver person-centred care that will meet individual resident’s personal, physical,
social and psychological needs in accordance with National Care Standards, Code of
Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care workers and
organisational values to ensure the wellbeing of residents and staff.
To contribute to the preparation of care plans, their updating and review by the care
team, to be relevant to each individual resident’s needs. This should be done in
consultation with staff, residents, advocates and their families to ensure relevant and
appropriate care is given at all times.
To ensure effective, open and positive communication within the Home including
residents, staff, relatives, volunteers, other professionals and all visitors to the home, using the Key Working system, as appropriate. All of which must be recorded and documented as appropriate to ensure best practice is implemented and adhered to at all times.
To recognise, respect and support the social, emotional and identity needs and spiritual well-being of individuals and to deliver suitable activities, in response to this to ensure resident’s needs are met.
To manage and support staff as and when required to ensure the needs of the Home
are met.
To remain alert and attentive to the needs of the residents throughout the shift to ensure their requirements are met at all times.
To respond effectively to all calls and alarms to ensure resident’s needs are met in a
timely fashion.To ensure well-being of residents and security of the building by carrying out regular
checks to ensure agreed standards are met and maintained.
To respond to residents’ refreshment requests throughout the shift and in accordance
with their individual care plans to ensure their needs are met at all times.
Remaining respectful and caring at all times despite challenging behaviour which may
be shown by some clients. Adapt care offered accordingly to provide the safest
provision of services and to inform a senior member of staff if advice or support is required to ensure standards and client’s needs are met.

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
QCF Level 2 or equivalent
Basic Literacy and numeracy skills
Experience/knowledge of the needs of vulnerable adults
Awareness of working in a multi- cultural environment
Experience of working in the residential sector would be beneficial
Evidence of ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, including writing basic reports
Evidence of ability to liaise with residents, their families, colleagues and volunteers
Understanding of the meaning of confidentiality
Sensitivity to individual needs of residents and colleagues
Ability to work both as a member of a team and individually
Ability to assist with the planning and monitoring of care for residents
Ability to assist in the social activities of residents
Willingness to undertake supervision, NVQ training and any other training that may be appropriate

Willingness to learn Health and Safety practices
Knowledge of Safeguarding Adults
Equal Opportunities awareness
Willingness to assist in all aspects of care for the elderly
Willingness to comply with Jewish Care's dress code
Understanding of Jewish values and culture would be beneficial
Willingness to participate in creating a Jewish environment for all residents in the Home
Able to work flexibly on a rota basis

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