Wanted: – We are looking for someone who has a genuine passion for providing excellent care and can demonstrate professionalism and commitment.
Job Reference: – 6/Straiton/SB
Job Title: Care Assistant
Pay £8.45 per hour and 5.6 weeks AL pro rata
Saturday and/or Sunday morning 10am-12pm
This post is to assist a disabled woman who lives with, and is supported by her family, in their home. It is important to recognise that the care and support you will assist with will be provided within the family home, therefore confidentiality and respect for the family’s privacy and daily routine is of the upmost importance.
You will support the person with all aspects of personal care and daily living, mainly at home but occasionally in the community.
You will be required to work on a flexible basis including evenings and weekends.
You should have a positive, flexible and friendly personality
If you are required to drive the client’s vehicle, you will need a clean driving licence.
You will work as a personal assistant and companion to the person whose interests include, visiting cafés, listening to Scottish Music for example Daniel O’Donnell, arts and crafts i.e. knitting, visiting parks in the summer, going for a drive.
The person’s condition can mean that activities may have to be flexible as there are days and times on occasion when she can be uncooperative, the best way to deal with this is to give her personal space, not to try to force her and she will come round in 20 minutes or so. .
Duties and responsibilities
To treat the person you are employed to care for, at all times with dignity, respect. To be gentle when moving, and assisting the person so as not to cause pain or discomfort.
To provide personal support and companionship to enable the person to live safely and happily in her own home.Helping her to make choices and manage her time in a positive way.
Always encouraging her to be as independent as possible in all daily tasks.
To support her socially in her home and on outings and to ensure she is safe at all times.
To actively comply and operate within the bounds of Health & Safety, including manual handling, lifting techniques and first aid. It is important that he feels safe, secure and protected.
To ensure on both entering the home and leaving that hands are thoroughly washed and antiseptic hand gel is used if provided, to reduce the spread of germs and infection.
If you are required to undertake training to do your job safely. You must attend training courses that are arranged for you.
To read the Premier Care Health and Safety staff handbook and to read appropriate Health and safety legislation that you need to know to do your job. These documents are in the Employers white folder. If you need assistance to do this please contact Ailn for advice?
To ensure that suitable action and reporting is undertaken regarding any safeguarding issues or hazards that you become aware of with regard to the person. To complete incident and accident report sheets if and incidents or accidents take place. (Forms in employers white Folder).
To attend for work at the agreed times and give appropriate notice if you cannot attend.
Support as required with washing/showering, bathing, changes of clothing, dressing and undressing. Support as required with hair care, styling, and nail care. Help and support to get in and out of bed to chair/ chair to bed, assistance with eating and drinking, cutting up food etc. mobility assistance with moving.
To ensue appropriate levels of hygiene, assisting with toileting, tooth brushing and any other reasonable requirements in a friendly, supportive, light hearted and patient way.
To assist the person with household tasks and to ensure things are left in an orderly, clean and tidy manner.
To provide support with meals including cooking meals and snacks, and to tidy up afterwards.The person is a great eater and Loves fruit!
To remind and prompt the person to take medication at the correct times and to log this on medication sheets if required.
To accompany and provide support to the person to enable her to get the most out of all social activities both inside and outside the house. Companionship will be important in this respect.
Support the person to attend any appointments such as the doctor, hairdresser, and dentist if required
To assist with any other duties that can be reasonably expected.
A genuinely caring, outgoing person with the ability to be friendly and supportive when necessary
A calm and patient person who will not become easily flustered or impatient
The ability to react to the varying moods of the person in an appropriate way at all times
Able to use own initiative whilst being aware of the person’s needs.
Strong awareness of respect and dignity for the person ensuring this always occurs
Excellent communications skills with the person and their family
Previous experience in a caring role would be advantageous
Hours of work & salary
Salary is £8.45 per hour
Post subject to successful reference and PVG checks.
Two up to date Reference contactsare required one of which must be from a present or previous employer. In addition a new PVG enhanced disclosure will be required prior to appointment (disclosure cost to be met by the employer).
There is a 6 month trial period attached to this post
If you have any questions or would like to apply for this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org phone 01294 475686