Nestled just a stones throw from the centre of the historic city of Canterbury, Connors House specialises in dementia care and provides accommodation for up to 46 older people all of whom are encouraged to furnish and decorate their rooms to their own taste.
Connors House also provides short term respite care, giving both the residents and their carer a chance to relax and recharge their batteries.
Connors House highly trained staff are committed to caring for the residents as though they are an extended family member, getting to know them and supporting them to live life to the fullest.
Applications from people who would like to join the dedicated teams of staff working hard to ensure the care delivered is always of the highest quality are always welcome.
The home has vacancies for Day Carers, to work at the home on a rota basis.
Pay: £8.25 - £8.33 per hour. Early shift: 7am - 2.20pm Late shift: 2pm - 9.20pm
Day Carers provide person centred care and support needs to residents in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.
Day Carers also help care for our residents physical environment and assist in the general day-to-day activities of the home including housekeeping duties
Main Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
o Assisting residents with all aspects of their personal care needs including dressing, undressing, bathing and personal care, respecting their dignity and privacy at all times.
o Supporting residents with their mobility
o Making and changing beds, emptying commodes, tidying and caring for residents rooms.
o Inspecting, laundering and care for residents clothing, as required.
o Assisting residents who need help to eat their meals
o Reading and updating daily records / care plans
o Answering emergency bells, telephone and entrance door, and greeting visitors.
The ideal Day Carer will demonstrate
o A caring and compassionate approach
o Patience and understanding of older people
o Knowledge of or a willingness to be trained in the correct procedures for carrying out all of their duties including use of moving and handling equipment
o An understanding of Health and Safety
o Good communication skills with different groups, e.g. staff, residents, local community
o Understanding of different values / cultures of residents and staff
o Team working skills
o Good timekeeping skills
The ideal Day Carer will have the ability to:
o Play an active role in creating a good environment
o Prioritise their work
o Be aware of the support needed by others, consider how they can support them and encourage and support them
o Train for and take on additional responsibilities
o Listen carefully and attentively
o Respect the dignity and privacy of all those they come into contact with
o Apply their knowledge and training in the workplace
o Uphold the policies and procedures of The Organisation
o Promote a positive image of the Organisation.
o Work to promote equality and diversity, and eliminate discrimination for all the Organisations service users, staff and volunteers.
Benefits of working for us include:
o We pay the National Living Wage to all of our employees, regardless of their age
o 28 days paid holiday (pro-rota if part time)
o Comprehensive Induction and Training Packages Continual professional development including our Academy and National Diploma courses
o Stakeholder Pension Scheme Opportunities to progress.
Confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments and medical clearance.
If you have any questions about the role or about Rapport Housing and Care, please feel free to contact the Home Manager on 01227 769774.
Otherwise and to apply, please click on the apply now button and complete the online form.
Rapport Housing and Care offers Supported and Residential Care to older people with physical frailty and Dementia across Kent.
Rapport Housing and Care values the diversity that exists in all our communities and works towards this being reflected in our workforce.
Charity No: 254140.