Home Care Assistant - Social Care Worker.
Luton, Bedfordshire, England
- £ 8 - 10 Per hour
- Full time, Part time
- Job level
- Qualified (non-manager), Studying / Unqualified, Newly qualified
- 10 Jan 2020
- 9 Feb 2020
Are you a Carer looking for a new challenge?
Or looking for a change in career and want to make a difference to people on a daily basis?
No experience is required as Better Healthcare will provide high quality training giving you the skills needed to deliver high quality care.
Better Healthcare are a leading supplier of care and support throughout the UK and are looking to add to their ever growing team of staff.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to show empathy and have an understanding of the needs of vulnerable people. You would be someone who can offer a high standard of care and is able to work well under pressure. Having a full driving licence is preferred due to the rural locations of the care packages
Pay rate -£8.50 - £9.00 per hour
Position - Full time and part time hours available, alternative weekends preferred (Flexible Shifts to suit you)
* Long term employment due to continued growth.
* Good training opportunities to attain recognised qualifications
* Flexible shift patterns
* Holiday pay
* Supportive management team
We are currently recruiting in the following areas:
* Central Bedfordshire
If you would like to embark on a new career that really makes a difference or further your current care skills, please forward your CV to or contact the office on Applyor visit our web site www betterhealthcare .co .uk
We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.
Job Description - Domiciliary Care Assistant
Position: Domiciliary Care Assistant
Responsible to: Branch Manager
Purpose of Position
To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of service users in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence. Care provided by care assistants is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the service user's own family and is not expected to include tasks that would normally be expected to be undertaken by a trained nurse.
* To assist service users who need help with getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and the toilet.
* To help service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence and help in use and care of aids and personal equipment.
* To care for service users who are temporarily sick and needing, for example, minor dressings, bed nursing, help with feeding, etc.
* To help care for service users who are end of life.
* To help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of service users through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.
* To make and change beds; tidy rooms; do light cleaning and empty commodes.
* To inspect, launder and mend service users' clothing.
* To set tables and trays; serve meals; feed service users who need help; prepare light meals and wash up; tidy and clear the dining room.
* To answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone and greet visitors.
* To read and write reports, and take part in staff and service users' meetings and in training activities as directed.
* To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.
* To comply with the agency's guidelines and policies at all times.
* To report to the agency manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a service user.
* To encourage service users to remain as independent as possible.
Person Specification ? Essential Criteria
The following personal attributes are considered essential to the post of care worker:
(a) self motivated
(e) sensitive to the needs of others and to the sick or infirm
(f) an active team player but also able to work on own initiative
(g) a good communicator.
All staff are required to respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment.
All staff are expected to respect the requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998.
All staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974.
Ref: MD DC LU AdV 12AA