Wednesday 20 February 2013


Anchor is England's largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the elderly, employing more than 8,000 capable, caring and committed people. The opportunity to work with like-minded individuals and play a vital role in our continued success, is just one of the many reasons why so many peoples career paths are leading them to Anchor.
Anchor's insight and reputation is built on more than 40 years experience of providing older people with options for the right care and support where and when it is needed. During this time Anchor has grown to provide housing and a wide range of care services to more than 50,000 people each day and now has almost 100 care homes across England.

Care Assistant - Days & Nights

Location: Park View Grange, Yatesbury Avenue, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 3TD

Contracted Hours: 20 per week

Reporting to the Nurse/Team Leader, responsibilities will include:-

• Delivering care plans, providing accurate and legible documentation and prioritising tasks as appropriate.

• Identifying and ensuring health & safety standards are met.

• Escalating concerns and issues.

• Delivering a quality service in line with CQC essential standards, improving the quality of customer’s lives.

Required knowledge & experience:

• Care level 2 diploma, ideally with some knowledge of the needs of older people.

• NVQ Level 2

• Ability to read, understand and complete/contribute to care plans.

• Knowledge of health & safety in the workplace, along with an understanding of the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.

• Food hygiene.

Required skills:

• Commitment to providing high quality care.

• Strong interpersonal and empathy skills with an approachable attitude.

• Flexible, reliable and able to adapt and work under pressure.

• Able to create an environment where customers feel able to participate and contribute ideas and plan around their needs.

• Able to work as part of a team and individually.

Generous benefits including pension scheme, optional 25% discounted private health cover, Life Assurance, discounted retail and child care vouchers and the ability to buy and sell annual leave entitlement.

Job Reference Number: 004184

Closing Date: 04/03/2013
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