Bank Care Assistants up to full time hours

Abbeyfield Ballachulish

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Abbeyfield Ballachulish, a leading provider of elderly care, is seeking to employ new part time and full time Bank Care Assistants 


Job Description: Assistant Carer

Responsible to: Senior Carer, Deputy Manager, Manager

Main Responsibilities


  • To work as part of a team maintaining professional standards of care in accordance with the policies and procedures laid down by Abbeyfield Ballachulish Society. 
  • To promote independence, individual potential, dignity and interests of the tenants/residents/respite clients/day care clients at all times.
  • To ensure that residents/tenants’/respite clients and day care clients choices are reflected in all care practices.
  • To prevent and report inappropriate treatment, abusive or harmful behaviour to any resident/tenant respite client/day care client, ensuring their safety and welfare at all times.
  • To be familiar with and to appropriately work within the Society’s operational policies, procedures, guiding principles and philosophy of care.
  • To participate in the staffing rotas, including evenings and weekends as necessary for the efficient provision of care for all residents/tenants/respite clients/day care clients.

Main Tasks

  • To participate in the emotional and physical care of residents/respite clients/day care clients, seeking to provide as far as possible a happy, stimulating and stable environment for resident’s/tenants/day care clients/respite clients and lunch club members. 

 Care assitant








Good general health.





Working with the public in a service, care or support environment.


Reporting both verbally and in writing.


Working on own initiative and as part of a team.



Working with the client group.








Skills and Abilities


Ability to communicate effectively with the client group.



Understanding of the needs of the client group.


Sympathetic and caring attitude.


Ability to take initiative and to learn.


Understanding of equal opportunities issues.


Capacity to work flexibly.



Ability to establish good working relationship with colleagues.



Good interpersonal and communication skills.


Ability to organise own workload and work as a member of a team.





Good all round education, at least to Ordinary level.



Achieved SVQ level 2.


Personal Characteristics


High standard of personal and professional integrity.


Reliable, patient & flexible.



Good reasoning and numeracy skills.





Flexible with regard to working out with normal hours.


Willingness to participate in training and the development of news skills and knowledge.


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