CARE ASSISTANT JOB VACANCY
Job Title: Care Assistant
Accountable To: Care Manager
Wage: £8.00 – £10.00 /hour (depending on qualifications and experience)
Hours: FULL / PART TIME AVAILABLE
Location: Leeds and Wetherby
Description: To provide support and assistance to adults to enable them to remain in their own home and lead as independent a lifestyle as possible. Duties will include assisting service users with the following activities: meal preparation, shopping, social companionship, medication prompt, general domestic chores, etc . In so doing the care assistant will at all times observe and respect the service user’s dignity, privacy and independence as far as practical and have a passion for providing high quality support.
Qualification and Experience: NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care. Have an understanding of the relevant health and safety legislation for Movement and Handling.
How to apply
You can apply for this job by calling 0113 234 1660 or email your C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed Job Description:
Reports to: Manager
Summary of Post
The role of a Care Assistant has many aspects and this document sets out the principal functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive list of the tasks involved, they will vary from one service user to another, but instead it is intended to be a guide to the type of work involved.
It is important that all employees of the company follow the rules and policies and procedures as laid out in the staff handbook and in the ‘policies and procedures’ book which is kept in the office and is available for any care staff to use.
The role of the Care Assistant is to perform duties and tasks to facilitate our service users to live at home in a safe, secure and comfortable way.
It is sometimes difficult to generalise about what the role of a Care Assistant is. The best way of summing it up is that we might perform the tasks carried out by a close friend or relative but in a trained, professional and knowledgeable way.
In order to do this successfully the support worker must be aware of the needs and requirements of the service user and must communicate successfully not only with the customer but also with other stakeholders such as family, friends and other healthcare professionals. The care worker also has a responsibility to alert the supervisor (or their representative) of any changes or causes for concern in the service users’ condition.
There will be specific tasks identified for a particular service user. These may include cooking and/or preparing meals, housekeeping and laundry as well as social companionship may also be part of the role.
The care worker will be briefed before undertaking any assignment with the specific tasks involved but in every case it is incumbent upon the support worker to carry out the work in a safe and professional way and to adhere to the specific instructions as well as the policies and procedures of the company.
Care workers are frequently the only people that a service user may see on a daily basis and clearly there is a responsibility to report any relevant information back to the supervisor. It is not the role of the care worker to become involved in notifying family, friends or relatives of changes. This will be carried out by the Elderly Care Service team, based on the advice received from the care worker. The care worker does not have responsibility for staff. It should be clearly understood that the role requires a great deal, sometimes both in physical and emotional ways, and also carries a weight of responsibility.
Anyone who does not genuinely care about the welfare of other people will not be suitable for this job.
The permanent equipment provided by Elderly Care Service such as uniform, identity badge and any other equipment required to carry out the role, are the responsibility of the care worker as is making sure that consumables such as disposable gloves and aprons are available and not in short supply.
Whilst the supply and upkeep of any equipment such as wheelchairs and hoists are not the responsibility of Elderly Care Service or its employees, it is expected that causes for concern with any of such items would be passed by the care worker to the supervisor.
A thorough training program is applicable to every member of the Elderly Care Service team. This constitutes both initial and ongoing training and is a requirement of all staff. Every member of staff will be required to apply for, and achieve a satisfactory DBS check.
- Genuine care for others
- Good communication skills
- Ability to understand what the role entails
- Ability to follow instructions
- Experience in care provision
- Own transport
- Flexible availability
- To be able to attend all service user’s calls
- To understand the importance of such calls
- To be able to cope with emergency and difficult situations
- To be able to communicate with other people
- To be able to maintain high standards of support provision
(The role may involve some or all of the following. This is not intended as a complete list and is supplied for information only)
- Respite support
- Using manual handling equipment as specified.
- Working with other care professionals such as District Nurses, GPs, etc.
- Assisting with prescribed medication
- Preparation of meals
- General household duties
- Bed making and laundry
- Shopping and supplies management
- To keep accurate records of support visits.
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