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Home Care Assistant (Car Driver Essential) (Adult Social Care)

Job details
Posting date: 21 January 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: UKHCA Member, £9.00 - £9.50 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 20 February 2020
Location: Havering, Essex
Company: Radfield Home Care Havering & Brentwood
Job type: Temporary
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Summary

DRIVING LICENCE AND ACCESS TO YOUR OWN CAR ARE ESSENTIAL

We are looking for caring individuals who live in and around the Havering area to join our friendly and supportive home care team.

We have flexible FULL TIME and PART TIME permanent Home Care Assistant positions available.

Pay rate £9.00 per hour (base pay plus travel time)
PLUS paid mileage
PLUS paid training

Our Home Care Workers work in clients own homes and provide services such as companionship, taking clients out and about through to medication support and dementia care.

WHAT WE OFFER:

Premium hourly rates and additional mileage pay
6 weeks' paid holiday per year
Access to first class induction training and a commitment to ongoing learning and development
Company pension entitlement and sick pay scheme
Free uniform
Free comprehensive induction training and ongoing support
Fantastic career progression
Star of the month rewards
Be valued for the work you do
Opportunity to make a difference in the local community
Opportunity to be part of the respected, trusted and high quality Radfield home care brand
Chance to be part of a values based family business

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS:
A good communicator
An active team player but also able to work on own initiative
Caring, patient and sensitive to the needs of others and to the sick or infirm
Self motivated, organised and flexible
Mentally able to cope with the demands of domiciliary care work which can be stressful and involve dealing with bereavement and challenging behaviour
Physically able to cope with the demands of being a Home Care Worker which involves bending, lifting, stretching, kneeling, crouching, using small stepladders, walking, getting up and down stairs & manual dexterity.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of our clients in a way that respects their dignity and promotes independence.

The nature of care we expect you to provide as a Home Care Worker is similar to that which would reasonably be given by members of the clients own family and will not involve tasks that a trained nurse would normally provide.

To assist our clients who need help with getting in and out of bed, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and using the toilet.

To help clients with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including incontinence to use and look after aids and personal equipment.

To give our clients companionship, helping them with getting out and about from the house.

To undertake light household tasks for example making and changing beds, tiding rooms, light cleaning such as dusting and vacuuming.

To assist with washing clothes and ironing if requested.

To prepare and serve meals; assist clients with eating and drinking; wash up, tidy and clean the kitchen and dining area.

To read and write reports, and take part in staff and clients meetings and training activities as directed.

To maintain the highest standards of hygiene at all times and use personal protective equipment provided.

To comply with the agency's guidelines and policies at all times.
To report to the office any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a client.

To encourage clients to remain as independent as possible.

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