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Senior Residential Carer


8.50 per hour Per Hour

Full/Part time

Cephas Care

Closing Date: 20/03/19

Position: Senior Residential Carer

Responsible to: Home Manager

Contract: Full time and Part time opportunities available

Hourly Pay: £8.50

Key Objectives:

  • Supervise and participate in delivery of care to residents leading on the responsibility of individual care plans, ensuring a person centred approach.
  • Provide effective leadership for care staff and be responsible for the administration of medication
  • Work effectively with others within the home ensuring resident’s needs are met

Main Tasks:

  • Actively participate and supervise in the delivery of care to the residents promoting independence, dignity, choice and respect.
  • To be responsible with the team regarding reviews and updating all residents care plans, whilst being responsible for continual monitoring of each residents health needs liaising with all relevant persons/agencies.
  • Ensure residents choice / independence is respected through risk management involving all parties and ensuring accurate up to date record keeping.
  • Welcome residents to be involved in the Home and encourage their participation in activities while remaining emotionally and intellectually stimulated.  Assist as required with social functions taking place at the Home.
  • Support and work closely with families and friends.
  • To administer prescribed medication to residents and assist in the management of an effective system for the safe control and administration of medication in accordance with policy and procedures.

Staff Support:

  • To effectively lead, motivate and support care staff, assisting in appropriate induction and support of new care staff to the home.
  • Provide effective supervision sessions for care staff within the team and support with identified training needs.
  • Assist staff to complete relevant documentation as well as monitoring care staff performance.

General Duties:

  • To undertake responsibility as delegated by the Home Manager whilst understanding all relevant regulations Cephas Care Ltd policies and procedures.
  • Be familiar with the administrative records of the Home ensuring all records are kept up to date.
  • Follow appropriate procedures in the event of accidents/ emergencies e.g. fire and missing residents.  Ensure that the Home is secure at all times whilst on duty.
  • Ensure agreed staffing levels are maintained in liaison with the deputy/manager.
  • To report and advise the relevant persons with respect to the repairs and maintenance of the home.


General Requirements:

  • Be flexible regarding working hours and tasks required.
  • Approachable and supportive to staff and managers.
  • Attend staff meetings when appropriate and to be available for one to one sessions as agreed.
  • Attend appropriate training and development sessions as agreed with the Manager.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Carry out any reasonable duties as requested by the Manager.
  • To be aware of and comply with safe working practices as laid down by the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • To uphold and promote equal opportunities in employment practice and service delivery.


Essential Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in a health or social care setting working with older people
  • Relevant NVQ Level 2 qualification with an up to date “safe administration of medication” certificate or
  • Relevant NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with residents and others
  • Good basic care planning skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure in a diverse and changing environment
  • Demonstrate an empathy and understanding of the needs of older people
  • Ability to carry out all aspects of the role to a high standard at all times
  • Ability to effectively supervise individuals and a team
  • Flexibility

All successful candidates will complete an enhanced DBS application.


If you would like more information, please contact recruitment@cephas-care.co.uk or 01473 322600.



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