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Lavender Fields Care Village
Lavender Fields, York
£13.40 an hour - Permanent, Part-time, Full-time

Job details

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Pay

  • £13.40 an hour

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Day shift

Location

Lavender Fields, York

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free parking
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Shuttle service provided

Full job description

Lavender Fields Care Village is a family-run, self-sustainable retirement community, located just outside Barmby Moor, which is close to the market town of Pocklington on the A1079 out of York. Our wonderful care village offers those who choose it a peaceful haven, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life but with a wide range of activities and supportive services, and all delivered with TLC within this beautiful retirement community. Residents can enjoy a wide and varied social life, both on site and beyond, offering independence when they crave it, but support when they need it. We have 24 close care bungalows already in situ, and with homecare provided for those who require it. We are opening a brand new, purpose-built care home for 72 people in late March, which has been constructed to the highest specifications, and with all the latest conveniences for both residents AND staff.

Summary of Role

The key purpose of the role is to provide high quality personal care for older people or people with care needs, but also to oversee and be responsible for the smooth running of a small team of care assistants. They will also be responsible for the administration of any required medications, and liaising frequently with the care manager when required.

The post holder needs to be flexible, responsive to change, and also able to oversee delivery and delegation of tasks to others in their team. The role involves working flexibly over 7 days, will involve some evening and weekend work, though this will be shared out fairly and evenly across the staff team on an ongoing basis.

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversee and ensure that high levels of care are delivered when assisting (when needed) residents with all aspects of including physical, social and emotional needs;
  • Closely monitor residents for whom additional attention may be required;
  • Promote residents’ continence as much as possible, through offering proactive assistance to the toilet;
  • Support the care manager in the overseeing of training and supervision sessions with new members of staff, and refresher training thereof;
  • Liaise with healthcare professionals as and when necessary to ensure the wellbeing of residents;
  • Answer the nurse call system when required to do so, and also to monitor the answering by care staff to ensure residents are attended to as quickly as possible;
  • Assist or take charge of the ordering, storage and administration of medications for the residents under their charge;
  • Greet and attend to residents’ visitors as and where appropriate. This includes keeping family and those with PoA updated with health concerns, appointments to the hospital, etc;
  • Complete regular, detailed resident care / support plan reviews;
  • Monitor residents’ bedrooms to ensure that they are clean and tidy, including beds made, curtains drawn and washing taken away;
  • Conduct, when necessary, regular wellbeing checks of residents.

This list is not exhaustive and may vary.

Personal Characteristics - Requirements:

  • Be passionate about making a difference in the lives of those we look after;
  • Clear written and verbal communication style;
  • Basic IT skills and numerical ability;
  • To be willing to undertake required training, sometimes outside normal working hours;
  • To be available for flexible working patterns including evenings and at weekends;
  • At least one year’s previous experience of being a Senior Care Assistant.

Personal Characteristics - Preferable:

  • Experience of supporting people or of working in a social care setting;
  • Social care qualification (NVQ Level 2 or Care Certificate).

Benefits

In addition to the benefits listed above, we also offer:

  • Payment of Blue Light Card - used to generate discounts and free offers at a wide variety of physical and online shops and services;
  • Scope for occasional use of our corporate entertainment box at the First Direct Arena in Leeds;
  • We are starting new recruits on the higher rate of £13.40, which was the rate to be paid from April 2024, following the NLW increase. However, we are bringing this forward, though please note that the rate will remain after the April increase.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £13.40 per hour

Expected hours: 18 – 42 per week

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free parking
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Shuttle service provided

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability

Application question(s):

  • Current location is within a 15 mile radius of the care home

Education:

  • GCSE or equivalent (preferred)

Experience:

  • Senior care: 1 year (required)

Language:

  • English (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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