Introduction to SENIOR CARERs

In the Health and Social Care Industry, the function of senior carer is critical for several reasons. Senior Carers will lead, develop, and coordinate a team of care workers to ensure that the greatest levels of respect and care are provided to those in their care. Overall, it is important to ensure that the dignity of the clients is preserved at all times.

The characteristics of a senior caregiver are a crucial area in which recruiters look for candidates. You must be an effective team leader, communicator, and listener, as well as focused, dedicated, and dependable.

Some of the important Roles & Responsibilities

As a Senior Care, the candidate will have to fulfil the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting with everyday life and self-care duties.

  • Working with a team of carers to ensure their safety and well-being, as well as supplying them with PPE and paperwork when needed.

  • Perform random spot inspections on home caregivers.

  • Conduct thorough evaluations and assessments of Service Users.

  • Report management staff of any problems.

  • Keep daily logs of activities, observations, and direct hours of service. Maintain these logs.

  • Check to make sure services adhere to all applicable policies, procedures and practises.

  • Carry out duties as assigned by the Registered Manager

  • Participate in orientation, company training, and meetings with co-workers.

Nursing Homes

The services provided by nursing homes are for persons who require more care and support than simply assistance with washing their hands, dressing, taking their medications, or performing other personal care tasks.

Nurses and care assistants are on staff in nursing homes, which are often referred to as residential nursing homes or care homes with nursing. In addition to providing residential care, nursing facilities can also provide nursing services.

The purpose of a nursing home is also to provide care and support for people with specific conditions or different types of disabilities who struggle significantly with daily life and need the added support. In a nursing home care facility, there is always at least one qualified and registered nurse on-site, meaning residents have access to 24-hour medical care and skilled nursing support.

Domiciliary Care

Domiciliary care is defined as a range of services that are put in place to assist an individual in the comfort of their own residence. It is a term that refers to a variety of services that are provided to people who want to remain in their own homes. Those who require additional assistance with day-to-day domestic duties, personal care, or any other activity that allows them to preserve their quality of life and ability to live independently can benefit from this service.

Salary

Minimum £10.10 per hour and it varies with the employer and the experience of the candidate.

Contract

The contract period is for 3 years. It’s a full time job with 37.5 hours per week. Overtime is not included and is paid on top of the weekly working hours.

Vacancy Location

Various locations across the United Kingdom

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Nurses with Diploma/Degree/Masters

  • Nurses with a minimum 2 years of clinical experience

  • IELTS (Academic or UKVI) pass with an overall of 6.5 or OET with no band less than C+

  • Employment gap of less than 24 months

Documents Required for UK Visa Application 

Passport

Your passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity

Professional Qualification Documents

The ideal course would be a full-time BSc Nursing degree or a Diploma nursing programme that is at least three years in length.

Experience/Reference Letter 

The ideal applicant must provide a minimum of 2 references covering the last 3 years.

Documents Required for Visa Application

  1. UKVI Language proficiency  (UKVI or Ecctis): ​

 You must prove you can read, write, speak and understand English to at least level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale.

  You can prove your knowledge of English by:

 

 2.  Police Clearance Certificate or Criminal Record Check

 3. Tuberculosis (TB)  Certificate

  • You’ll need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test if you’re coming to the UK for more than 6 months and are resident in any of these listed countries. You’ll be given a chest x-ray to test for TB. If the result of the x-ray is not clear you may also be asked to give a sputum sample (phlegm coughed up from your lungs). If your test shows that you do not have TB, you’ll be given a certificate that is valid for 6 months from the date of your x-ray. Include this certificate with your UK visa application.