Support Worker/Home Carer (£200 starting Bonus)

Date Posted
11th June 2015
Reference
JIC/NWW/CHIP
Sector
Adults, Domiciliary Care, Health, Mental Health
Location
Chippenham
Benefits
Paid training, paid mileage, healthcare cash plan
Salary
£7 to £9 Per Hour
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Roles
Bank Healthcare Assistant, Care, Care Assistant, Care at Home Worker, Care Worker, Community Worker, Domiciliary Carer, HCA, Health Care Assistant, Healthcare, Healthcare Assistant, Social Care, Support Worker, Bank Support Worker, Home Carer, Domiciliary Care Worker, Palliative Care, End of Life Care

Duties will include:
• To undertake personal care tasks as outlined in the Service Users care/support plan
• To maintain good communication and develop effective working relationships with Service Users
• Liaise with agency staff and/or other professionals as necessary or as directed
• To adhere to all of the Carewatch policies and procedures
• To alert Field Care Supervisors/Managers of any changes in the Service Users condition or circumstances
• To develop good communication links with any carer or family member in the Service Users home
• To prepare and cook meals as outlined in the care/support plan
• To undertake housekeeping, household cleaning and laundry duties as requested if outlined in the care plan
• To help with purchasing of provisions to provide an adequate, balanced and stimulating diet where necessary
• Ensure a safe as possible living environment for Service Users whilst respecting Service Users choice and rights
• Ensure the Service User is not put at risk as a result of home care activities
• Work as part of a team and equally be able to work alone
• Dress appropriately for post (protective clothing and uniforms are provided by Carewatch)
• Take responsibility for the safe handling of property and equipment belonging to the Service User
• Attend supervision, training and staff meetings, as required
• Be willing to work within Service Users own homes and accept different environments and varying capabilities of Service Users
• Be available and willing to undertake any other tasks specified by line management relevant to the role and to the needs of the Service Users

What we look for:
Qualifications: Essential:
• Willing to work towards Common Induction Standards
• Willing to work towards NVQ2 within 6 months employment

Qualifications: Desirable:
• Achieved NVQ2

Qualifications: Desirable:
• Specialist Care Training

Experience: Essential:
• Understanding of social care provision

Experience: Desirable:
• Experience of working in Social Care either paid or voluntary (this can include care for family/friends)
• Skills/Attributes: Essential:
• Excellent communications skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to display empathy and warmth to all
• To be able to understand and cope with emergency situations
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
• Ability to cope with change
• Good planning skills

Skills/Attributes: Desirable:
• Working knowledge of the Domiciliary Care industry and surrounding regulations and legislation
• Understanding of Regulatory Body functions and requirements
• Commitment to own professional and personal development

What we offer:
• Competative Salary
• Paid Holiday
• Health Care Cash Plan Scheme (subject to conditions)
• Paid Training
• Bonus Scheme
• Working within a great team

Further information and requirements
• All roles are subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK
• Care roles are subject to enhanced security checks
• The successful candidate is required to work flexible hours.
• Applicants must have their own transport
• You will only be expected to work in and around Trowbridge, a car is essential as you will be driving from one service users home to another.
• This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
• We will require a copy of your full driving licence and car insurance certificate clearly showing class 1 use.

 

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