Job Title: Care Assistant
16 Hours per week
Location: – Ayr
Rate Of pay £8.45 per hour plus 5.6 weeks AL Pro rata
Female Care Assistant
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 her 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 and business insurance to drive any vehicle.
Care assistant and companion to a lady her interests include-( listening to music, shopping, visiting cafés, concerts, visiting parks in the summer, going for a drive). The Ladies condition can mean that there are days when she can suffer from physical discomfort this can make these interests more difficult for her and care, patience and understanding are essential.
Duties and responsibilities
To provide personal support and companionship to enable the person to live safely and happily in her own home. It is important that she feels safe, secure and protected. To ensure she is safe at all times.
To treat the person you are employed to care for with dignity, respect at all times. To be gentle, when moving, and assisting the person, this is so as not to cause unnecessary pain or discomfort.
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 preparing snacks, and to tidy up afterwards.
To assistant with and support her with showering and dressing in preparation for the day
To actively comply and operate within the bounds of Health & Safety, including manual handling, lifting techniques and first aid.
To attend any training courses that are arranged for you and you require to undertake to do your job safely.
To read the Premier Care staff hand book, a copy of this document can be found in the employer’s blue or white file. 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 client. To complete incident and accident report sheets if and incidents or accidents take place. (Forms in employers Blue or white File.
To attend for work at the agreed times and give appropriate notice if you cannot attend.
To provide full support with all personal care requirements for example: support with washing/showering, changes of clothing, helping with client’s hair and cosmetic needs, ensuring appropriate levels of hygiene, assisting with toileting, tooth brushing and any other reasonable requirements with a friendly, supportive, light hearted and patient way .
To remind the person to take any medication at the correct times and to log this on medication sheets if required.
Support the person to attend any appointments such as the doctor, hairdresser, and dentist if required
And to assist with any other duties that can be reasonably required.
A genuinely caring 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 client and her 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 contacts are 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, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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