Care Assistant

Vacancy within Tunbridge Wells Care Centre



£8.50 - £9.10/hour

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- South East England -- Kent -- Royal Tunbridge Wells

Job Type

30 May 2018

Closing date
30 Jun 2018 23:59

Tunbridge Wells Care Centre , Upper Grosvenor Road

Tunbridge Wells Care Centre's philosophy is to create a secure, relaxed happy and homely atmosphere for the residents to live in and for the staff to work in. We specialise in providing quality nursing and residential care for the elderly.  

It is our aim to preserve the self-respect of those who depend on the support of others. We feel that those who live at Tunbridge Wells Care Centre should do so with dignity, have the respect of those who support them and be entitled to live a full and active life, given the fundamental right to self-determination and individuality within the framework of a care home offering nursing care. We are proud to have been awarded a Good rating by the Quality Care Commission (CQC).

Care Assistant

As a Care Assistant you will show warmth and support to the residents, helping to promote independence and dignity and positively enhancing the lives of individuals in your care. Your main responsibilities will be to provide a high level of care to our residents ensuring their wellbeing, giving personal care, maintaining a high level of hygiene, accurately recording observations in accordance with the resident’s conditions, informing the Senior Nurse on duty of any changes and responding accordingly, serving meals and assisting our residents as necessary.

Job Duties

  • To assist residents with those activities which they would usually perform or have in the past performed themselves but cannot now without assistance. The optimum level of independence should be encouraged and supported whilst maintaining the dignity and self-esteem of the residents.
  • Provide care as laid down in the care plans
  • Contribute to the updating, development and review of care plans, ensuring involvement of residents / representatives at all times.
  • Carry out your duties as key worker to nominated residents under the management and supervision of your Line Manager.
  • Participate in social and therapeutic activities with residents both inside and outside the home. Travel with and supervise residents on activities and events outside the home.
  • Report to your Line Manager any changes or deterioration you observe in the health and general condition of residents, any personal or emotional problems that you become aware of and any matter which has or could potentially have a bearing on the overall well-being of the residents.
  • Make and change beds, mattresses and bed linen.
  • Carry out regular checks on residents throughout the day / night, working as a team with the Senior Care Assistants and Clinical Care Coordinators where applicable.
  • To answer promptly to all nurse alarm calls, assessing each situation and dealing with any resident who is seeking help. In cases of emergency to summon a Senior Care Assistant or Clinical Care Coordinator and if necessary to call the emergency GP and/or summon an ambulance.
  • To assist residents who need help or reassurance, providing drinks or refreshments where required.
  • To assist with palliative care for residents who are terminally ill.
  • To complete any mandatory training specified during the induction period and thereafter to ensure that you are competent to fulfil the responsibilities of your role

Ideally you will have some experience in the Healthcare sector however we would also be interested to hear from applicants who have no prior experience, but have a caring nature and are looking to pursue a career in the Healthcare sector. The Canford Healthcare Group provides all employees the opportunity to develop their career by gaining appropriate qualifications, for example NVQ’s Level 2 & 3.

If you would like to join our successful team please select “apply now” and forward us your CV. If you have no prior experience we would also like to receive a cover letter explaining why you wish to pursue a career in the Healthcare sector.

Tunbridge Wells Care Centre is part of the Canford Healthcare group of homes.

Contact information

Gerri Stoor