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Senior Care Assistant- New Position!!

*Note: this role is now being introduced in Antrim Care Home*

Hutchinson Care Homes is delighted to be recruiting for a new role within our organisation.

The Senior Care Assistant Role is an enhanced Care Assistant role that will, after a period of training and competency assessment, provide a range of clinical interventions to enhance the resident experience and the level of care residents receive under supervision of a registered nurse. This role provides an opportunity for Care Assistants to develop their skills and career whilst providing support to Registered Nurse(s) to meet a range of clinical needs.

On a daily basis, the Senior Care Assistant will support the nurse(s) to supervise and deliver excellent standards of care which ensures all residents feel ‘at home’, promoting privacy and dignity, whilst enhancing independence, rehabilitation and personal choice of residents in line with Hutchinson Care Homes core values.

This role will create an opportunity to build confidence with everyday decision making and problem-solving, motivating the team to stay positive during challenging periods, ensuring the delivery of safe, compassionate and well-led care. They will also be responsible for the promotion of Hutchinson Care Homes’ core values, acting as a role model for the organisational values and champions what this means across the Home on a practical level on daily basis.

The role will include:

  • Putting into practice and instills in others the importance of an excellent customer experience for all residents and their families across the Home.
  • Encouraging constructive feedback from residents, families, colleagues and other professionals to feed into the ethos of continuous improvement.
  • Supporting the nurse(s) in leading and supervising staff to ensure that shifts run smoothly, delegating as appropriate and supporting with performance, absence management, personal hygiene, general appearance and adherence to the uniform policy.
  • Delivering care to residents as required including but not limited to feeding, toileting, and general care and support, giving direction and on the job coaching to other staff, acting as a role model demonstrating the standards of care expected to be delivered.
  • Supporting the Home Manager, Deputy Manager and rest of the team in ensuring new initiatives are embraced across the Home in a positive and proactive manner.
  • Assisting in the admission, transfer, and discharge of residents and transfer to hospital or other appointments.
  • Having knowledge and understanding of the electronic systems used for care planning and management.
  • Supporting the nurse(s) ensuring that all mandatory documentation is recorded in accordance with best practice, signed and authorised across the team.
  • Ensuring planned care is delivered in collaboration with residents, their family and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Participating in the quality management system.
  • Liaise appropriately with visitors and callers to the home, welcoming them in a professional manner, resolving issues proactively, referring them to senior staff as appropriate.
  • Actively promote team learning and development by encouraging team members to keep up to date with mandatory training and other development opportunities.
  • Taking part in meetings as required including patient reviews.
  • Supporting the Nurse(s) to manage complaints as required.
  • Supporting the Nurse(s) Deputy Manager, Manager and Social Care Lead with the induction programme for new staff.
  • Demonstrating a positive attitude toward the company and personal duties and responsibilities, with good work habits and a willingness to put forth extra effort when the situation arises.
  • Promoting good housekeeping and prevent neglect of furnishings, fittings, and equipment thereby ensuring an efficient and well-managed area of care.
  • Proactively highlighting any area of concern within the Care Home to the relevant person to ensure it is addressed.
  • Ensure you are keeping up to date with industry standards, improvements, development, and good practice.


Essential Criteria

  • A minimum of 12 months delivering Care in a care setting
  • Willingness to complete level 3 in Health & Social Care within 12 months of securing the role (if not already completed)
  • Willingness to complete the full programme of training required to be signed off as competent to carry out the full requirements of this role
  • Experience in coordinating other staff to achieve results
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage others on a one to one or group setting and influence others as required
  • Experience in problem-solving in a care setting

Desirable Criteria

  • NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care.
  • Experience leading a team of staff
  • Attended training relevant to the post (proof will be required)


  • Flexible working hours
  • Excellent benefits package
  • On-site parking
  • Childcare
  • Wellness programs


To apply, click the link below to access our application form. You can then leave it into any of our 7 homes or email it to

HCH Massereene Application Form 2020