Balquhidder House
Location
Scotland
Department
Care Assistant
Advertising Salary:
£9.50 per hour + £1 enhanced rate for hours worked above contracted
Vacancy Type
Full time / Part time
Responsibilities
  • We are actively hiring for professional and experienced Care Assistant to join our team Day shift hours
  • Ensure that the needs of residents are met in a patient and caring manner.
  • Help residents who need assistance with dressing, personal hygiene and toileting when required, respecting residents’ rights to exercise choice in all areas of their life.
  • Assist residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities to move freely within the Home.
  • Contribute to information used in care plans with residents and their families/significant others and implement care as agreed, respecting the resident’s right to exercise choice.
  • Provide a high standard of care and service at all times.
  • Help in the promotion of mental and physical activity for residents through talking to them, listening to them, escorting on outings, and working with the resident to enable them to pursue hobbies and interests both in and outside the Home.
  • Report to the Senior Care Assistant /Manager on duty changes in residents’ condition or any concerns you might have.
  • Ensure that all written reports are accurate and legible.
  • Take part in staff meetings and training activities as required.
  • Answer emergency bells and if necessary call senior member of staff on duty; answer the main door bell and greet visitors with politeness and warmth.
  • Understand and put into practice any required health and safety at work initiatives.
  • Undertake any additional duties as required at the request of the Senior Care Assistant/ Deputy in charge.
Qualifications and Skills
You would be an ideal candidate for this role if you are:
  • Qualified SVQ / NVQ level in Health and Social Care
  • Satisfactory CRB / DBS checks
  • Experience / Qualification in care for relevant client category (Elderly Care)

What we’ll offer you in return - Handsale values its people, so you can expect:
  • 28 days holiday (FTE) (including bank holidays)
  • Competitive pay (plus annual pay reviews)
  • Exciting opportunities for career progression
  • Employee Assistant Programme providing 24/7 support, guidance and counselling
  • Mental Health First Aiders within the workplace
  • An excellent range of discounts for restaurants, shops, cinemas, days out and more via our business partner Perkbox
  • Care for Leadership Management Training Programme – growing and enhancing your Leadership Skills
  • Ongoing Training and Development that include nationally recognised qualifications
  • Refer a friend or resident bonus scheme – subject to policy
  • Pension contributions
  • Annual Staff Awards Programme

 

About The Company

About Handsale Ltd:

Handsale Ltd is a privately-owned healthcare company that currently owns and operates Eight Care Homes across England, Wales and Scotland. Founded in 1988 as a family business, Handsale has proudly maintained its family owned and operated structure to this day. Handsale has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare and is a well-respected group in the industry. The Company operates 523 beds and employs over 650 people. Each Handsale care home is exactly that – a home. They are all situated in carefully chosen areas where their residents can continue to lead fulfilling lives while feeling confident and secure.  The homes are run with an ethos based on quality, trust and support. Handsale prides itself on being an integral part of each of the communities it serves.

 
Balquhidder House- Handsale Ltd
The home caters 65 residents and offers Nursing and Residential care. We care for people those with Dementia & Old Age. Facility & Services we offer are Palliative Care, Respite Care, Convalescent Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Cancer Care, Stroke, Bipolar/Manic Depression, Cerebral Palsy, Colitis & Crohn's Disease and Separate EMI Unit.

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