Senior Care Assistant Job Description


Purpose of position

A senior care assistant will have demonstrated competency in all areas detailed in the ‘Care Assistant’ role. In addition to the duties of a Care Assistant, a Senior Care Assistant will lead and coordinate a shift and will be ultimately responsible for the performance of the staff during the shift. In the absence of the Manager/Deputy Manager, they will act as senior in charge and will take responsibility for all aspects of the daily running of the home.

  • Qualifications & Training
  • Must hold up-to-date certificates for all in-house training courses (see training schedule below)
  • Must hold Level 3 qualification in care

Person Specification

  • You must be flexible, being able to work outside of your usual hours and cover additional shifts where required.
  • You must always appear to be smartly dressed/well-presented, well-mannered, friendly, and professional. You should also hold all other staff to similarly high standards.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Participate and take regular lead in community and staff meetings
  • Help to ensure that all policies and procedures are always adhered to and be responsible for bringing to the attention of management any issues of concern.
  • Ensure accident/incident forms are completed in a detailed, accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensure lifestyle plans are kept up to date, and review lifestyle plans according to the resident’s individual needs.
  • Chase medication orders and prescriptions
  • Auditing of daily notes, ensuring they are accurate and sufficiently detailed, and that there are no gaps.
  • Conduct frequent reviews of residents’ care plans
  • Supervision of lower-level staff, including apprentice and work experience staff.
  • Be willing to undertake any task delegated to you by the home management team.

Training Schedule

Mandatory Training

  • Care Certificate
  • Fire Safety
  • Infection Control
  • Health & Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid
  • Food Hygiene
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Dementia

Additional Training Courses

  • Medication Administration / Management
  • MCA & DOLS
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Epilepsy
  • Falls Management
  • Malnutrition & Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Death & Dying
  • Stroke Awareness
  • Principals of Risk Assessment