Job Vacancies: Care Worker

Want to make a difference?   Join our friendly, caring, supportive team!

We have several opportunities for community care workers.  You don’t need experience (we will train you) but you do need a caring nature, want to make a positive difference in someone’s life and be reliable.    A car and a current driving licence are essential too as you have to drive between calls.     We can usually offer you as few or as many hours as you would like.

We need:

  • Part-time Community Care Workers – Evenings
  • Part-time Community Care Workers – Weekends
  • Full-time  Community Care Workers (involves some evening and weekend work)
  • Full and part-time cleaning team members (Mon.-Fri.)

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Job Vacancies: Care Worker – Main purpose of the position

To attend to the needs of service users including personal care, social care and domestic tasks. To create a supportive home environment to enable to the service user to attain maximum independence. To perform all essential household tasks to ensure that a person is properly cared for. To provide general support to a service user as part of a flexible, caring team.
Summary of responsibilities and duties:

Personal Care

  • To carry out all personal care tasks – excluding those defined as nursing duties – to assist and support a person to live independently in the community as per their individual assessed need.
  • Assisting in and out of bed, dressing/undressing
  • Assisting with personal washing/bathing/showering/hair care
  • Assisting to use toilet/commode
  • Emptying commodes and catheter bags. Changing catheter bags as necessary; disposing of incontinence padsCleaning and changing after soiling and wetting
  • Assisting with eating  – where necessary
  • Prompting with medication – subject to medication policy and procedures
  • To undertake any other health related tasks which are listed in the care plan and are not classified as nursing tasks.
  • To encourage and assist the service user to use any aids provided – as per the instructions of the relevant professional
  • To report any changes in circumstance to the office immediately

Social Care Duties

  • To establish a relationship with a service user, giving support and providing a link with the community
  • Making telephone calls to doctors, emergency services or to make appointments and, where necessary, accompany the service user to the hospital/doctor
  • Reading and writing letter and completing forms
  • Motivating and assisting the service user to regain lost skills and promote their independence
  • Deal with callers to a service users home

Domestic Duties

  • Cleaning and tidying the service user’s home
  • Making and changing beds
  • Preparing drinks and cooking meals
  • Laundering and ironing clothes
  • Preparing soiled laundry for collection by laundry service when required
  • Shopping, pension collection, bill payment (duties involving handling money should be cleared with the office first and carefully recorded)

Other Duties

All duties must be carried out to comply with:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Nationally agreed code of practices, where relevant
  • Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments & Regulations and other legal requirements
  • To complete all necessary paperwork
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties