Care Assistant (x2 Apprenticeships )

Buckland Care
Paid day off for birthday, themed days, standard holidays pro rata, pension


No formal qualifications required although Care Certificate is beneficial
A good level of English
A warm & friendly personality
A good communicator
Able to use initiative
Able to work in a team as well as on your own at times



Accountable to: Home Manager, Deputy Manager,  Head of Care, Team Leaders, Seniors


To support residents who require your support with washing, dressing, toileting and continence care.
To support residents with oral, hair and nail care.
To support residents  with nutrition and hydration requirements as needed.
To support residents with limited mobility or physical disabilities.
To enableresidents with swallowing difficulties or co-ordination problems to take nourishment. To understand the importance of fluid balance ensuring all service users have an acceptable fluid intake.
To care for residents who are unwell in providing bed care where needed.
Participate in social events and in-house activities and community activities.
Support residents who are on palliative care.
To respond to the call bell system, answer the front door to visitors and answer the telephone as needed in a polite manner.
To make visitors feel welcome offering them beverages and support should they require this.
To provide care in accordance with current best practice, according to policy and procedures, agreed standards, legislative requirements, relevant regulations under the direction of the Manager, and within the financial plans agreed from time-to-time.
To make and change beds, tidy rooms and general cleaning tasks to include toilet and commode cleaning as required.
To deliver meals and clean away afterward.
To make safe any area of risk and report immediately, cleaning up spills to avoid risk.
To understand the principles of infection control – being able to dispose of infected materials safely.
To at all times behave in a manner that is caring and professional when managing service users, their families and relevant others including Health Professionals and colleagues.
To encourage innovative methods for the delivery of care.
To ensure Resident rights are protected.
To carry out any other duties which are reasonably asked of you.

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