Location: Wallace House Nursing Home
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 02 December 2019
Specific Hours: 33
Are you a Senior Care Assistant who thrives on making a real and positive difference to the lives of older people?
If so, Akari Care would love to hear from you! We are looking for passionate level 3 qualified people to join our care teams.
As a Senior Care Assistant with Akari Care you will be responsible for caring for people with a wide range of needs as well as dispensing medication and keeping care plans up to date.
Part of being a Senior Care Assistant is to support our Care Assistants with their development to become the best carers they can be. If you have not done this before don’t worry, we will give you the tools you need as part of your own personal development.
Internal progression is something we actively encourage here at Akari, we have several Deputies and Managers who have worked their way up from Carer in no time at all. So, if progression is something you want, then Akari is certainly somewhere that it can happen.
To be at Senior Care Assistant ideally you will have the following skills and values: Caring nature. Strong communication skills. Ability to work as part of a team and individually. Flexibility and be able to adapt to the needs of Residents and hold a Level 3 in Health and Social Care.
Akari Care is a family of Residential Care Homes spread across the UK, with the largest concentration of homes in the north-east. We choose the word ‘family’ with good reason, because in many ways it epitomises our values. Each Care Home we view as an extended family, bringing together residents and their families, our colleagues in care, clinicians, hairdressers, commissioners and CQC regulators, members of the local community – the list goes on. In this way, we can create a warm and inclusive environment in which our residents can feel a real sense of security and belonging, while at the same time retaining their dignity and self-respect.
We never compromise on the quality of our services, nor would you expect us to. Our extended team includes trusted GPs, Dentists, Chiropodists and Dieticians, who all work hard to improve our residents’ quality of life. Our dementia Care Homes have qualified, dedicated staff who help people to maintain their identity and dignity.
People are often quite surprised when they hear about some of the activities and facilities in our homes – things like hairdressing salons, bars, mini cinemas, gardening, and cooking courses.