Home Care Assistant - Social Care Worker
|Posting date:||20 September 2019|
|Salary:||£8.50 to £10 per hour|
|Closing date:||20 October 2019|
|Location:||Bedford, MK42 0DH|
|Company:||Diamond Resourcing plc|
|Job reference:||MD BED DC ADV 4 A|
Better Healthcare Services are currently recruiting Care Workers who will support and promote independence of our clients by providing high standard care in their own houses.
We can provide you with regular wok and rounds in an area close to you.
As a member of our growing team you will be responsible for assisting the clients with completing a range of daily activities e.g. meal preparation, personal care or supervising medication.
Previous experience would be an advantage but it is not essential as full training will be provided. As we cover rural areas you will require your own transport
In exchange we offer:
- Competitive rates of pay £8.50 - £10.00
- Regular free of charge training
- Free uniform
- Mileage allowance
We also offer flexible working hours - Morning, lunch, tea or evenings.
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 on01234 352 000or visit our web site www betterhealthcare .co .uk
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.