Service Care Solutions Ltd

Senior Healthcare Assistant

Senior Healthcare Assistant

A senior healthcare assistant is needed on a 3-month temporary basis to work within a private residential mental health and dementia care home in market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Shifts - Long Days 08:00-20:00 or Long Nights 20:00-8:00
Hours - Full Time
Pay - Standard Days: £12.50ph ltd
- Nights & Saturdays: £13.50ph ltd
-Sundays & Bank Holidays: £14.50ph ltd
Location - Harborough, Leicestershire

This role is based within a purpose-built care home for up to 40 adults with complex mental health, dementia, and behavioural issues.

The residents are aged 35 years upwards and the home looks to provide a community that resembles life outside of the home, where the residents can achieve the best quality of life and health they possibly can.

As a Senior Carer you will be expected to take a leading role in ensuring that the personal needs of the residents are always met in a way that respects their dignity and promotes their independence.

The role does include paid breaks with a free meal included, and Weekends are worked at the service on a rota basis.

Daily duties include but are not limited to:

  • To be a leader/role model in the provision of excellent standards of care for the residents

  • Assist residents who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and toileting

  • Carry out regular discreet checks on all residents at intervals specified by the Home's Manager

  • Carry out regular fire prevention and security checks of the premises

  • Ensure any information that should be given to the night staff is recorded in the communication book and given to the night senior carer on duty

  • Help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including incontinence

  • Care for the residents who are temporarily sick and need minor dressings and bed nursing

  • Assist in the promotion of mental and physical activities of residents by talking, encouraging hobbies and any other recreational activities

  • Undertake various domestic duties during the day such as laundry, ironing table laying and cleaning

  • Take an active part in resident's review meetings, staff meetings and the training of junior staff

  • Read and write reports.

    Ensure all records are kept up to date and in the correct place.

  • The Senior Carer is responsible for keeping accurate records of medication requested and received from the Doctor or Pharmacy and records of medication administered to the residents.

Candidate Requirements

  • The candidate must have knowledge or previous experience working with dementia or adult mental health patients.

  • The Candidate must have a NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care

  • The candidate is required to hold a full UK driving license and access to a car due to the location and accessibility of the service.

  • It would be ideal if the candidate holds transferable DBS.

  • Candidate must be available to start as soon as possible and be cooperative and efficient with SCS registration process.

If this role sounds of interest, please give Luke a call on 01772208963 or email a CV to

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