f you are keen to be part of an award-winning organisation that’s focused on delivering the highest quality care to older people and looking for a rewarding career that comes with excellent training and great opportunities then come and join the team at the Herefordshire Care Homes group as a Senior Care Assistant. 










Being a Senior Care at Herefordshire Care Homes

As a Senior Care Assistants at Herefordshire Care Homes, you will motivate and inspire a team of committed care assistants to provide the highest quality of care to our residents enabling them to live life well. You already have experience of supporting others, and you are kind a flexible with your approach to others. 

What you’ll need

As a senior care assistant, you will be a mentor and supervisor to our Care Assistants, you will value all people and stand up for your values. You’ll be well-organised, preferably have a level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, IT literate and adept at allocating and delegating work because you know your team and what they’re good at. You have a proven ability to supervise others and a good understanding of a care planning processes. What’s more, you're trained, or willing to train, to administer medication and used to contributing to, monitoring, and implementing changes that improve outcomes for residents. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.




Job Description







Key Responsibilities




• Provide leadership and support for care teams and act as a champion for resident’s safety and dignity.

• To maintain skills and knowledge and ensure that care is delivered according to latest guidelines and best practice evidence available.

• Ensure the ongoing safety of residents, colleagues, and visitors through systematic assessment, monitoring and reviewing of processes.

• Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used.

• Act as a role model for good care practice.




Provide leadership and support for care teams and act as a champion for residents’ safety and dignity




• Provide effective leadership and support for the care team.

• Supervise care staff on a day-to-day basis.

• Collaborate with team and other health professionals if required to ensure that residents receive the support they require.

Always deliver high quality care focused on residents individually assessed needs and choices.

• Promote the professional image of the services through excellent communication, appropriate behaviour, and professional appearance.

• Support and assist new colleagues with the completion of induction programs, training, and competency assessment.




To maintain skills and knowledge and ensure that care is delivered according to latest guidelines and best practice evidence available




• Maintain skills and keep up to date with best practice in areas relevant to care delivery in the home.

• Undertake training appropriate to your role and ensure learning is shared and transferred into practice.

• Review the daily delivery of care, including pressure area prevention, nutrition and infection prevention and control procedures. Ensure high standards of care delivery are maintained.

• Be responsible for the safe and appropriate management, administration and recording of medication, including controlled drugs in accordance with Herefordshire Care Homes Policies and Procedures.

• Act always within your own skills and competence.

• Attend all statutory and mandatory training as required by the Company to fulfil your duties 







Ensure the ongoing safety of residents, colleagues and visitors through systematic assessment, monitoring and reviewing processes.




• Conduct and document care and risk assessments and develop care plans related to the assessed needs and choices of individual residents.

• Ensure that areas of identified risk are appropriately monitored, and outcomes recorded and acted upon e.g., fluid and nutrition charts, positioning regimes, blood glucose monitoring.

• Report all accidents and incidents promptly in accordance with Herefordshire Care Homes Policy. Ensure accident/incident reports are written clearly and concisely and that any remedial action or learning is incorporated into care delivery.

• Ensure that residents are encouraged and supported to remain as independent and active as possible. Promote the philosophy of preventative care. 

• Ensure the safety and comfort of all residents, whilst encouraging a happy, homely atmosphere.

• Be knowledgeable about Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures and report any untoward events in accordance with Herefordshire Care Homes requirements.

• Ensure that clinical equipment is maintained in a safe, clean, and fully functional state. Report any equipment failures or damage to the Home Manager.

• Be responsible for the care and protection of residents’ property.

• Maintain standards of infection control within the home and to assist residents to maintain their own infection control needs.




Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used




• Be aware of company policies and procedures and ensure requirements are incorporated into practice.

• Ensure effective and clearly documented handover systems are maintained to facilitate the effective transfer of information between staff and shifts.

• Attend and participate in team meetings as required by the Home Manager/Deputy Manager. 

• Understand the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2008) in relation to consent and best interest decision making.

• Provide information to residents and relatives in relation to care delivery, being mindful of data protection. 

• Ensure high standard of record keeping are maintained in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act (2008)