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Care Assistant Cardiff

Job Description

Are you a Care Assistant seeking a new opportunity? Do you have recent experience of working with individuals who live with dementia?
Are you as passionate about helping others as we are?

If this sounds like you, New Directions are looking for reliable and trustworthy Care Assistants. We cover Public/Private sector Residential & Nursing homes for individuals, across the region.

The role: Care Assistant (dementia)
Location: Cardiff
Pay scales: Days £9.50 – £10.00/Nights £10.00 – £10.50

About you:

We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals to support service users with dementia in a residential setting. Candidates must be warm and friendly, with a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and a genuine passion for providing quality care. This role requires candidates to be proactive and display a willingness to closely support individuals and take part in activities with in order to make a positive impact on their lives. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, well-organized and able to work independently and as part of a team. Previous experience of 3 months or more, is desirable.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Assist service users with day-to-day tasks, such as washing, dressing and mobilising
  • Administering medication
  • Assist in the safe lifting, transferring, repositioning and movement of clients.
  • Observe, monitor and record clients’ physical and emotional well-being, and promptly report any changes to senior staff.
  • Encourage clients to participate in social and recreational activities.
  • Promoting service users to be as independent as possible

Key Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for supporting people
  • A basic understanding of legislative requirements.
  • Ability to empathize
  • Manual Handling certificate
  • Excellent team player
  • Willing to provide personal care
  • Ability to understand and follow policies and procedures
  • NVQ/QCF level 2 in care (ideally)

If you’d like to have an informal chat about this position then please call Rob on 02920 390 150 (option 1) Alternatively you can submit your CV to [email protected] and I will be in contact with you should you meet the above requirements.



  • Working as part of a friendly, established team
  • 24 hour On Call Service in place
  • Flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Award winning company
  • Online Services to access to your information; payslips, request holiday pay
  • Full booking confirmation before you start
  • Access to FREE Training Courses and personal development
  • Respected reputation throughout the Social Care and recruitment industry
Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a robust recruitment procedure and hold a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 1st September 2021

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