A senior care worker is responsible for supporting their team to provide care for service users in their own homes or care institutions. A senior has direct responsibility for their own and team’s regional caseload.
A senior care worker provides personal, social and domestic support to service users who wish to live an independent life in their own homes or community. Support may include transportation, cleaning, personal hygiene, providing meals, and other health and wellness activities. In addition, a senior must ensure that all support for their and teams’ caseload is provided in a professional and person centred way, and in accordance with company policies and procedures. A senior carer worker has the added responsibility of being a leader and example to their team.
- General housekeeping, personal hygiene and meals
- Transport service users to appointments and activities
- Assist with obtaining and administering medication to instruction
- Organise social events and leisure time for service users
- Manage any unanticipated events or emergency situations in your team
- Identify a clients evolving support needs and report back to management
- Deliver care according to statutory standards and company policies and procedures
- Safeguard and protect service users at all times
- Liaise with care co-ordinator on staff availability and performance
- Offer feedback at performance reviews and appraisals
- Complete periodical spot checks
- Access to vehicle and transport