Care Assistant/Care Worker (Permanent/Bank)

Responsible to: Registered Home Manager

Purpose of Position

  • To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of clients in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.

  • To help in the care of the care users’ physical environment and in the general day-to-day activities of the care home.

  • To take delegated responsibilities in the charge of the care users under your care, to the appropriate level.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Assist care users with their personal care needs, e.g. with dressing, undressing, bathing and toilet.

  • Help care users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities such as incontinence, help in the care and use of aids and personal equipment.

  • Help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of care users through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.

  • Make and change beds, tidy rooms and do light cleaning.

  • Inspect, launder and mend care users’ clothing.

  • Serve meals; assist care users at mealtimes if required; wash up utensils.

  • Answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone; greet visitors.

  • Read and write reports in case notes.

  • Take part in staff and residents’ meetings and also in training activities as required.

  • Assist a senior member of staff who has been assessed as competent with medication administration.