Care Assistant, Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Northern Ireland

Posted on: 29-04-2021 | Deadline: 11-05-2021

Job Description

Are you able to help us support vulnerable adults living in residential care during this difficult time?

Aaron House in Dundonald is a residential care home providing high quality, individualized care for 16 individuals with profound learning disabilities, and a day care facility for up to 9 individuals. We have a number of opportunities to join our team there, and to develop your skills in this important area of work:

 

Role: The Care Assistant will carry out a high standard of care and assist to meet residents’ individual needs within a caring environment.

Main Areas of Responsibility:

1.To attend to the personal needs of residents on a daily basis, with respect and dignity for the individual.

2. To carry out a high standard of care and any daily living programmes as directed by Senior Staff.

3. To treat all matters relating to the Home with strict confidentiality.

4. To maintain a safe environment by ensuring adherence to appropriate Health and Safety and Fire procedures.

5. To keep appropriate records, as directed by Senior Staff.

6. To bring any areas of concern to the attention of Senior Staff.

7. To report all accidents/incidents to senior staff and record as directed.

8. To be aware of emergency procedures.

9. To accompany residents on outings, holidays, to attend appointments.

10. To act as a named worker for designated residents, under the direction of Senior Staff.

11. To assist residents to make choices and encourage independence at all times.

12. To carry out day care programmes for those residents attending our day care unit as directed by the Day Care Worker.

13. To attend training courses and staff meetings as directed by the Manager.

14. To undertake day and night duties and assist in housekeeping tasks as required by the home.

15. Any other duties as reasonable required by the Home Manager.

General

All members of staff will be required to be flexible in their work and co-operate with their colleagues to ensure the highest standard of care.

This job description is not definitive and may be changed according to the needs of the home.

PERSONNEL SPECIFICATION

Responsible to: Home Manager

CRITERIA

1. Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential

-Evidence an understanding of providing support and or care to individuals
-Willing to undertake appropriate training as
-Proficiency in understanding, communicating and writing in English to level required by the duties of the post
-Basic numeracy required by the duties of the post (as endorsed by appropriate qualification or use of numeracy skills in a work or home environment).

Desirable

Knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities
Knowledge of the needs of people with profound learning disability / complex needs
Good computer skills with a competency using Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Outlook programmes.
Knowledge of NISCC Code of Practice
Essential skills qualification in English and Mathematics
2. Relevant Experience

Desirable

-Experience of the TEACCH method or other structured methods of intervention, for people with autism
-Experience of working with people with a learning disability
-Evidence of an ability to plan, develop and implement programmes of care e.g. basic academic skills, personal hygiene, and independence skills
-Experience of working with people who have complex needs such as swallowing difficulties, epilepsy and dementia.

3. Personal Attributes

Essential

-To have integrity, honesty, patience and an even temperament
-To have the ability to plan and prioritise work and maintain accurate records
-To have the ability to work on own initiative
-To exercise appropriate confidentiality
-To have respect for the authority and direction of the management and supervision of the Home
-To have the ability to work as a member of a team
-To have good inter-personal skills.

4. Physical Requirements

Essential

Health – such as to allow for attendance reliability and work proficiency (reasonable adjustments will be made for those with a disability)
Appearance – must be acceptable within the working environment.

5. Special Circumstances

Essential

-Be willing to work additional hours to fulfil the requirements of the Home (within Working Time Regulations)
-Be willing to work within the Christian ethos of the Home
-Be willing to register with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and to maintain that registration

Closing date:4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 11 May 2021

Skills:
Care Assistant Care Support

Benefits:
-Contributory pension scheme
-Generous annual leave entitlement
-Payment of NISCC fees Uniforms
-Ongoing training and development opportunities
-Free staff meals

To apply for this position please go to https://www.nijobs.com/Care-Assistant-Job-1543839.aspx

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