Care Assistant (Harry Sotnick House)
Portsmouth City Council
Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth
Job typeFull Time, Permanent
£18,948 - £20,159 Per Annum
1 August 2021
Full time and part time hours available
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
Using a person centred approach you will look after the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs of service users. This will include personal care, assisting clients at meal times and all aspects of daily living. You will be providing person centred care in the form of social activities which promotes the residents mental health and wellbeing and improves their quality of life.
You will be a key worker to specific residents taking responsibility to ensure information about their health and wellbeing is recorded on the daily record sheets and communicated to the assistant managers as per our legal requirement under the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to meet our fundamental standards.
What you’ll need to succeed
- The ability to converse at ease with residents with cognitive impairment and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential.
- Have patience and empathy, with an understanding of the needs of people with different types of dementia and physical disabilities.
- Experience in a caring role as a formal paid or unpaid carer.
- An understanding of the importance of resident’s dignity, privacy and choice, and applying this in practice. (Fundamental standard 2 Dignity & Respect)
- The ability to be flexible and adaptable, able to work in a team as well as being able to work independently and able to use your own initiative and make decisions.
- Have good communication, interpersonal and written skills. (Fundamental standard 10 Staff should have the right skills & is competent)
- Computer skills will be required to enable you to update care plans, use e-learning, print of your payslip etc.
- An understanding of the cultural and linguistic needs of people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
- You will be required to take part in training (on and off site)and development which will contribute towards your framework and study for QCF at level 2 / 3 (or equivalent) in Social Care and undertake learning to complete the Care Certificate (previously CIS) within your probation period.
- The ability to deal with emergencies in a confident manner.
- An understanding of the principles and practice of client confidentiality and Data Protection
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.
To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.
Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and address the requirements from the job profile in the Personal Statement section
We look forward to speaking with you soon.