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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England
We are currently recruiting for a client's spectacular residential home in Sunderland, and require Senior Carers for a permanent Full Time role.
Be understanding and patient towards residents and their needs, and encourage, assist and support residents to participate in leisure activities as appropriate to the individual, ensuring their social and emotional needs are met. This also includes escorting residents to outside appointments and leisure outings.
Responsible for making and changing beds, tidying resident's rooms (with the resident's permission) undertaking light cleaning duties as needed and generally assisting in ensuring that the Home is kept clean, pleasant and welcoming at all times.
Helping to serve meals and drinks at meal times and other times when required, taking care to present meals and refreshments in an appealing way, with polite and courteous service.
To be understanding with residents who need assistance with feeding and provide the appropriate level of support and help.
To be an active and encouraging member of the Care team, contribute to team meetings, ensuring good communication and participate in the induction and training of newly appointed care assistants, ensuring that the Care Home is a friendly and supportive working environment.
The role will involve delivering excellent standards of care in order to positively enhance the lives of individuals in your care
You will be required to comply with all legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines.
You will be working on a rota, meaning you would have to work alternate weekends
The successful candidate will have:
Experience of working in a caring environment
NVQ2 in Direct Care
Good numeric and literacy skills
A warm and friendly disposition
Good communication skills, able to put others at ease
A strong team worker
Supportive and patient
Reliable and punctual
Willingness to develop new skills (to NVQ 3)
Minimum of 2 years relevant experience is required