JOB TITLE:                             Care Assistant  -  Day/Night Shift


ACCOUNTABLE TO:                              Proprietor /Manager/Nurse-in-Charge/ Senior Care Assistant




  1. To assist in the daily care of the service users, helping with dressing / undressing, washing, bathing and personal hygiene where necessary.


  1. To help service users with problems of mobility and other physical disabilities (e.g. incontinence), helping with the use of disability aids and caring for the same, where appropriate.


  1. To help with the organisation of social activities, and to participate in them to help promote service users' esteem and physical and mental well-being. To accompany service users on community visits where required and as duty rotas permit.


  1. To help with the setting up of the dining room / meal trays in readiness for meal-times.


  1. To help serve food, assisting service users with eating and drinking as required. To prepare light meals and snacks if required, liaising with kitchen staff as necessary.


  1. To help clear up the dining room after meals, ensuring all dirty cutlery, crockery and utensils are returned to the kitchen.


  1. To help make and change beds, and assist with light domestic duties such as tidying rooms, dusting, polishing, cleaning windows (internal surfaces) and emptying commodes as may be required.


  1. To collect service users' dirty clothing and take to the laundry, and return laundered and ironed clothes to the service users. To assist service users with the completion and subsequent checking-off of their Laundry Lists as required. To inspect and mend / darn clothing where practical.


  1. To monitor service users' conditions, and report any changes to the Senior Care Assistant / Person-in-Charge as necessary.


  1. To help maintain a safe and healthy environment in the Home with due regard to appropriate Food Hygiene and Health & Safety Regulations. To report all accidents to the Senior Care Assistant / Person-in-Charge.


  1. To read and write reports, and to participate in staff and service users' meetings as appropriate.


  1. To assist day staff in preparing service users for bed, as required.


  1. To receive and act upon instructions from Senior Care Staff regarding specific tasks to be carried out during the night.


  1. To carry out regular checks on service users throughout the night, according to intervals set by Senior Care Staff and with due regard to service users' individual wishes.


  1. To answer promptly all nurse alarm calls, assessing each situation and dealing with any service user who is seeking help. In cases of emergency to summon duty Senior Care Staff and if necessary to call the emergency GP and / or summon an ambulance.


  1. To assist service users who need help or reassurance, providing light drinks or refreshments where required.


  1. To carry out regular checks on the building, with particular reference to fire prevention and external security (all windows and external doors secured etc).


  1. To awaken service users in the morning at their requested times, as appropriate. To assist service users to rise, wash and dress, and where appropriate proceed to the dining room.


  1. To help maintain a safe and healthy environment in the Home with due regard to appropriate Food Hygiene and Health & Safety Regulations. To report all accidents to the Night Shift Person-in-Charge.


  1. To participate in training activities / course, as directed by senior staff.


  1. To assist with End-of-Life Care for service users who are terminally ill.


  1. To undertake other duties, as necessary.




Contact: Please send us a CV on

or call us. Please look for Maria or Anjaly.


Brooklands Nursing Home
25 Lambeth Road

Leigh on Sea




Tel: 01702525375


Beautiful 45 beds purpose build home

24 hours trained nurse on duty

Fresh home cooked food

Elegant rooms with en-suite facilities

Pretty gardens

Full range of activities & outings

Permanent & short stay


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