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.
- 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.)
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:
- 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
- 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)
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