Senior/ Care Assistant – Liverpool

December 16, 2020

Job Description

Ensure the ongoing safety of residents, staff and visitors through systematic assessment, monitoring and reviewing processes. Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used. There may be a requirement to administer medication. NVQ Level 2 above is essential for this role.

Purpose of Position

■ As senior care assistant the role is to support the person in charge and his or her assistant in all

aspects of the home’s management, including taking temporary complete charge during the absence

of the person in charge and his or her assistant

■ To help train junior members of staff in all aspects of their work in the home

■ Follow company policy and procedures

Principal Responsibilities

■ To help to ensure that all junior and domestic staff contribute to the best of their ability to the efficient

running of the home and the creation of the right atmosphere

■ To assist care users who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and toilet

■ To be responsible for ordering, receipt, disposal and accurately administering medication and the

maintenance of records – (If trained and qualified to do so -Min of NVQ 3 required for this post)

■ To ensure resources are managed effectively

■ To supervise junior staff

■ To communicate effectively with all parties

■ To be committed to a team ethos across the home

■ To greet visitors and show prospective care users and families the homes facilities as required

■ To help care users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities such as incontinence; help in

the use and care of aids and personal equipment

■ To help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of care users through talking to them, taking

them out, and sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations

■ To make and change beds; tidy rooms and do light cleaning

■ To prepare light meals, serve meals; assist care users at meal times if required; wash up utensils

■ To answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone; greet visitors

■ To read and write reports in case notes

■ To act as a Senior Key worker and the formulation of care plans in accordance with the care users

needs and wishes and to update as needs change

■ To liaise with healthcare professionals and multi-disciplinary teams if a care user requires assistance

■ To take part in staff meetings and also in training activities as directed

■ To take responsibility for own professional development by undertaking mandatory training and

e-learning courses

■ To abide by the Code of Conduct for Social Care Workers

■ To uphold the rights, choices, dignity and the equality and diversity of each resident with a person

centred approach

Job description for

Senior Care Assistant

Principal Responsibilities (continued)

■ To keep service users safe and well protected at all times

■ To follow company policy and procedures

■ To be aware of Health and Safety and of COSHH and abide with the companies health and safety


■ To carry out other reasonable duties as may be required