Detail : 1 x 36 hours per week, 2 x 34.5 hours per week, 2 x 28 hours per week salary pro rata for part time posts, 14% shift allowance.
Purpose of the Job
To provide for the personal care, support and emotional needs of older people requiring residential care.
To contribute to the care plans of individual residents and have responsibility for meeting the residents assessed needs.
To provide a service compatible with professional social work practice and within the policies, procedures and standards set by the Service.
Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge
SVQ III or equivalent qualification is essential, HNC is desirable.
An understanding of the specific needs of older people.
Experience of group work and activity development for those with Dementia
Understanding of the ageing process
Principal Accountabilities / Key Tasks
To undertake responsibility, jointly with other social care staff, to provide care and support to all service users which respects their individual rights and choice.
To act as “key worker” for a number of individuals including:
Pre-admission visit(s) to the client at home/in hospital.
Preparation of written plans.
Monitoring of care plans: ensuring changing personal care needs are met.
Delivering direct personal care in accordance with care plans (see below).
To contribute to changeovers and to report significant observations/events etc. relating to service delivery.
To participate in reviews and to provide written assessments as appropriate.
Maintaining service users’ personal files by details recorded on a daily basis in accordance with the “Open Access” Guidelines.
To work in collaboration with families/carers/other agencies to provide a service
Supporting service users and others at times of loss.
Assisting service users to purchase Birthday/Christmas presents, etc. and outings.
Helping service users keep track of their pensions/money, clothes and possessions.
To ensure at all times that care practice is non-discriminatory and that service users’ personal beliefs and preferences are appropriately acknowledged.
To be aware of and responsible to the needs of older people with mental health problems, e.g. dementia.
To provide direct personal care where required in accordance with the service user’s individual care plan.
Shift rotas are in operation.
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