Head of Care, Brownsfield House, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

We are looking to recruit a Senior Care Assistant to act as Head of Care you will be closely supporting the Home Manager, actively participate and supervise in the delivery of care to the residents, ensuring that their physical, social, intellectual and emotional needs are met.

Location:25 Sherbourne Close, Cambridge, CB4 1RT

Hours: Full time (Average 35 hours per week)

Salary: £12.50 per hour

Closely supporting the Home Manager, you will oversee the delivery of person-centred care and regularly review individual care plans and risk assessments. At the same time, you will administer medication, train and develop colleagues and build respectful relationships with residents.

With a flexible approach to hours and responsibilities, you will possess an appropriate NVQ and a good track record as a carer. This will have given you everything you need to operate with minimal supervision, backed by an organised but empathetic manner, real understanding of the issues and challenges facing older people and enthusiasm for gaining additional skills and qualifications.

Working with the Operations Manager, you'll ensure the preparation, implementation, review and update of all residents support plans. You'll also support and care for all residents, ensuring that their physical, social, intellectual and emotional needs are met while maintaining dignity, choice, independence and respect.

Preferably having experience within a supervisory role within a health or social care setting working with older people, ability to work using your own initiative and under pressure in a diverse and changing environment. You'll have an ability to work to a high standard at all times.

Extensive previous care experience in a similar role in registered care setting, together with an NVQ2 and/or working towards NVQ3 or equivalent is essential. The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, good organiser and have the ability to work flexibly, both using their own initiative and within a care team.

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Job Closing Date:
30 April 2020

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