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Senior Care Assistant Antrim area

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Title:

Band 5 Senior Care Assistant NIGHT DUTIES – Residential Home

What The Job Is:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Day Centre Support Worker to join our team in Ballymena. This role is based in Antrim and is due to start as soon as all necessary checks are in place. The pay rate will be £15.16 to £18.66 (Depending on shift worked) and the hours will be 8pm-8am on a full time, rota basis.  The main purpose of this role is to assist the manager and care staff in providing appropriate support and assistance so that they can live as independently as possible in a safe and caring environment. As a core member of the support work team you will be expected to work both individually and within the team to provide the highest standards of care to all service users within the unit. We at First Choice will help you achieve this with continuous professional development and training.

Who We Are:

First Choice now one of Northern Ireland’s leading Healthcare Recruitment Agencies has come a long way since opening its doors in 1994. We employ over 40 consultants and place over 1000 temporary staff every week in a variety of Public and Private Sector Settings. 

We value our Healthcare Staff and the hard work they do and are currently looking for individuals to join our team.

More Information

What The Job Entails:

This is a diverse role and will include a number of key areas including:

  • Undertaking the role of a key worker having specific responsibility for the ongoing assessment, support planning and review of a specific group of residents
  • Planning, implementing and developing support plans
  • Complying with RQIA policies and procedures in relation to safe storage, administering and disposal of medications
  • Undertaking administrative duties as and when required

What We Need From You:

  • Professional qualification in Nursing/ Social Work OR NVQ Level 3 in Care or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a Senior Care Assistant role and have an understanding of Dementia
  • A certificate for Administration of medications training issued within the last year (or willingness to complete training)
  • Experience in use of hoists and slide sheets
  • A capability to complete paperwork and update care plan notes accordingly
  • To be niscc registered, or willing to apply
  • To have or be willing to attend all mandatory training courses

What We Would Like From You:

  • Experience in a similar role in a similar setting
  • Health and Social Care Qualification

What We Will Offer You:

  • £15.16 to £18.66 (Depending on shift worked)yearly increments
  • A dedicated recruitment team that focuses solely on processing applications which is why we can process quickly
  • A minimum of 28 days paid holiday’s (pro rata)
  • Inclusion into our company pension scheme
  • Free Comprehensive and ongoing annual training courses
  • Free Uniform if required

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Hours of work are Monday – Friday 9am – 3.30pm
  • 30 minute Lunch Break
  • 24 Hour on call service that can be accessed for emergencies
  • Closing date of advertisement 09.02.19 @ 5pm
  • Start Date for role will be as soon as all relevant checks are complete

The Next Steps:

If you like the idea of making a difference to people’s lives and would like to expand your career in the Healthcare sector and work for one of Northern Irelands leading provider of Healthcare Staff then please contact the team that always ticks the boxes.


First Choice is an equal opportunities employer

Senior Care Assistant Antrim area

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