What is it?
Care assistants are part of a team supporting people with all aspects of their daily life, including social and physical activities, personal care, mobility and meal times. Care assistants usually work as part of a team in a residential care or nursing home. Roles can range from Maternity care assistant, Mental health care assistant, Emergency care assistant and Night care assistant.
Care assistants’ duties involve supporting lots of different people including adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, dementia and other mental health conditions.
- Supporting people with social and physical activities
- Booking and accompanying people to appointments
- Helping with personal care such as showering and dressing
- Assisting people with eating and drinking
- Monitoring individuals’ conditions by taking their temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, and possibly helping with medication.
Induction (Care Certificate), Moving and Handling, Basic First Aid, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene
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