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Health & Social Care

Your role as a Care Assistant

Care Assistant roles can be an extremely rewarding field. Every day you will be helping to improve lives, working on the front line of Health and Social Care with a wide variety of clientele. Care Assistants provide support to the disabled, elderly, dementia patients, long-term ill and individuals with learning difficulties, so your role can be very varied and no days will ever be the same! You can work as a care assistant in a residential or nursing home or in a respite care setting. We also offer some 1:1 position in supported living accommodation.

Main duties of a Care Assistant

The job is centred around helping clients with immediate needs, as Care Assistant you will always aim to provide individual care to your clients, working to provide a care plan that suits their individual need. Your role will include:
  • washing
  • dressing
  • maintaining their hygiene
  • ensuring they receive healthy meals and fluids
  • helping them with basic day-to-day or administrative tasks like paying bills. 

The Care Assistant role also includes getting to know clients personally and providing them with emotional support and company, being a good listener and encouraging them to take part in activities and socialising with other residents,  all of which contributes positively to their wellbeing.

Required skills and experience of a Care Assistant

At Swanstaff we ask for all of our Care Assistants to have a minimum of 6 months recent experienced in a paid care role, this is so that you can enter our clients with a good understanding of the role and help support them during staff shortages when shadowing may not be an option. We look for passionate Care Assistants who are able to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. You should be patient and have a sense of humour with the ability to show compassion for those in your care.
 
Being a care assistant can be a challenging role but it is also one of the most rewarding and fulfilling. 
 

Cambridgshire is a county northeast of London. Many areas of the county are rural with areas such as  Godmanchester, Huntington, Ely and Wisbech providing agricultural land and market towns to the surrounding population. Larger areas such as Peterborough and Cambridge are more densely populated.

Cambridgeshire, and in particular Cambridge itself has a worldwide reputation as a place where new technologies emerge, companies are born and products that transform society are developed. The county is home to over 28,000 businesses providing 381,000 jobs. There are four dominating sectors in the area which each provide over 40,000 jobs - Professional, Scientific & Tech, Health and Social Work, Wholesale and Retail Trade and Education.

The area provides many leisure activities and attractions for residents and visitors alike including the Imperial War Museum, Ely Cathedral, Punting on the riverways, visiting historical places of interest such as Oliver Cromwell's residence or a visit to the famous Cambridge University.

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