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Care Assistant Job
Part time less than 30 hours
Salary: 7.20 per hour

Care Assistant


Job description


Responsible to: Senior Support Worker

Hours: Full/part time as specified, including shift working, some

weekends and Bank Holidays.


Older Adults Services and Frail Elderly

To support older people with physical disabilities, long term health conditions,

onset of dementia to continue to lead active, independent and fulfilled lives in line with the scheme objectives


Key Responsibilities

Work as part of a team to enable service users to exercise choice and

develop/maintain independence within a residential care setting.


Work within Accords philosophy of care, demonstrating understanding and

commitment to the rights of people within this client group.


Work flexibly providing one to one care to service users in all aspects of their daily

living, enabling them to do things for themselves where they are able. When needed

support service users to undertake tasks in accordance with their care and support



Promote Independence

Facilitate and support service users in decision making; promoting choice and


Supporting service users in: -

personal washing/bathing, moving and handling using appropriate equipment


enabling service users to eat and drink well, including support with feeding when


cleaning and tidying rooms

participating in activities within the service, visits/ planned outings and holidays

as appropriate

accessing medical care and therapies

ensure medical emergencies are dealt with appropriately

maintaining contact with friends and family within the wider community

complying with the terms of their tenancy/licence and any house rules


Ensure that service user’s individual needs are met through effective care and

support planning and review.

Ensure that medical needs are met.

Support service users in advocating their own needs and wishes

Ensure that service user’s personal property and clothing is maintained to a high

standard reporting any issues to senior staff.


Service user participation

Promote service user empowerment; support service users to help them express

their views and make informed choices and decisions in respect of: -

care and support plans

complaints and concerns

how services are delivered and managed,

the maintenance and repair of the buildings and equipment

house activities and community engagement

the appointment of staff.


Managing and developing services

Contribute ideas and support the team and Scheme/Day Centre Manager in

developing activities and services to meet identified needs that will support

individual/communitywell being and individual and cultural identity


Working in a team and with others

Contribute positively to working in a team, participating in and service delivery

reviews and service user meetings

Work with colleagues and when requested lead in delivering activities and

services for service users

Maximise own personal development by positively engaging in induction,

supervision, training, appraisal and team meetings.

Work with colleagues and service users to share in the domestic tasks that

support the overall running of the service for example; shopping, preparing

meals, maintaining environmental hygiene, and undertaking cleaning.


Liaising with others

Work positively with Accord colleagues, participating in Accord Group wide events

and training.

Liaise and work with other agencies, health and social care professionals as

required in consultation with senior staff.

Liaise with families and carers, working together positively to meet the needs of

service users

Act in a professional manner while on duty and when representing Accord.

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Financial control and record keeping

Maintain accurate and up to date service user, financial and other relevant

service records.

Ensure that all monies, including service user’s finances are accounted for in

accordance with policy and procedure


Record keeping, data management

Complete service user files, reports care/support plans and other written

documents in an accurate, understandable manner and in line with statutory


Maintain confidentiality of records and information relating to service users and

staff in accordance with Accord’s Confidentiality Policy


Health and Safety

Manage risk to service users, self, the team and others by working within a risk

assessment framework. While not denying opportunities for positive risk taking

Ensure the safety and security of the building, including visitors while on duty.

Maintaining accurate records in line with Health and Safety requirements.

Comply with all health and safety legislation in respect of food hygiene, moving

and handling, the handling and storage of medication, cleaning and chemical

storage, and fire safety practices.


Quality and regulatory compliance

Ensure repairs are reported promptly and work completed within appropriate

timescales, ensuring the continued provision of good quality housing,

environment, equipment, fixtures, furnishings and fittings.

Abide by Accord policies, procedures and guidelines, ensuring compliance with

relevant legislation and care standards, including the National Care Standards

Commission and General Social Care Standards Council


Person Specification


Experience of working with people within the specified client group

Personal experience of care/supporting family/friends with learning disability,

physical disabilities, mental health or older people.

Ability and willingness to undertake personal care


Basic understanding of how rights, dignity, privacy, respect, & choice are

important when providing care.

Knowledge/awareness of the service user group in a paid or unpaid role

Ability to demonstrate knowledge of health & safety in creating a safe and

homely environment


Key competencies:


Able to demonstrate good verbal and non verbal communication skills

Understanding of the need to use different forms of communication to

support service users with limited or no spoken language or who are deaf or

hearing impaired or have learning a disability or dementia

Able to read and record information accurately, objectively & legibly

Ability to provide relevant and appropriate feedback to colleagues and


Awareness and understanding of service user’s confidentiality


Team working

Ability to work as part of a team comprising people with varying roles &


Able to work under own initiative and solve problems


Education and training

NVQ Level 2 or willingness to work toward qualification

Basic level of education

Other relevant qualifications in Health & Social Care


Specialist skills (full training given)

Lifting/moving & handling

Basic Food Hygiene

Health and safety


Able to work flexibly including evenings and weekends

Ability to transport service users

Demonstrable interest and enthusiasm for working with people within the

specified client group

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