Domiciliary Care Worker

Recruiter
Platinum Recruitment Agency
Location
Maldon, Essex
Salary
£8 - £9/hour Fuel Card, Uniform, Pension
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Platinum Recruitment Agency are seeking Domiciliary Care Workers to cover Maldon, Tiptree, Totham, Wickham Bishops, Burnham

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. To provide a Service of Care to service users to enable them to lead as independent a lifestyle as possible. This Care Service will involve a programme of personal care and household management that is personalised for each service user in the form of a Care Plan. Care duties will therefore include assisting the service user with the following activities and in so doing will at all times observe and respect the service users’s dignity, privacy and independence as far as practical:

1.1 Personal Care:

• Dressing and undressing / preparing the service user for Day Care or trips out.
• Washing / bathing / showering / shaving / grooming / cleaning teeth.
• Hair care (washing / brushing).
• Nail care (fingernails only).
• Toileting and all aspects of personal hygiene.
• Continence management.
• Care of pressure sores (under appropriate nursing supervision).
• Getting in and out of bed.
• Assisting with the use of Aids to Daily Living / Rehabilitation Aids, as required.
• Helping with rehabilitation programmes, as prescribed by Healthcare professionals.
• Day / evening / night sitting services, as required.

1.2 Healthcare - assisting the service user to take prescribed medication.

1.3 Dietary Care:

• Preparation of snacks and meals according to the service user’s likes / dislikes.
• Assisting with feeding, as required.

1.4 Domestic / Household Services:

• General cleaning duties, to include cleaning / dusting / vacuuming / polishing.
• Bed-making.
• Clearing refuse and rubbish.
• Laundering / Hand-washing / Ironing / Light needlework, as required.
• Fuel Management.
• Shpping, and the preparation of shopping lists and assistance with budgeting.
• Light gardening tasks (subject to previous agreement at the Care Plan stage).

1.5 Personal services:

• Assistance with personal finances, to include paying bills, collecting pensions.
• Personal planning (birthdays / anniversaries etc)
• Democratic rights (voting cards etc).

2. To conform to all Policies and Procedures laid down by the Organisation in respect of carrying out these Care Duties and
in other administrative aspects of the business, as relevant.

3. To participate as directed by the Domiciliary Care Services Manager / Supervisor in Induction Training and regular In-service Training programmes.

4. To maintain accurate, concise and timely records of service user care, diary sheets, time sheets and mileage sheets.

5. To participate in Staff, Team and Quality Management Review Meetings as directed by the Domiciliary Care Services Manager / Supervisor.

6. To report back to the Domiciliary Care Services Manager / Supervisor on any aspect of service user care which he / she feels warrants investigation or urgent action.

7. To participate in reviews of service users’ Care Plans as required.

BENEFITS
Fuel card for all care work carried out (we believe this is more beneficial to staff than having 20p per mile when there’s no mileage at all in our rotas)
Free Uniforms and PPE’s
Free work Place Pension
Christmas bonus including Christmas meal out
Easter and Birthdays
We take our staff out for meals in the summer as well as Christmas to say thank you for their hard work.
Company car can be provided if they don’t own a car but have full licence at weekly rent of £50 per week, this covers, car insurance, service and repairs. If they have their own car but are not able to use for few days, they can use the company car free of charge.
Full personal security equipment, i.e torches for night times, personal alarms to deter possible muggings or attacks.

CONTRACTS & HOURLY RATES
We provide full employment contract for both full time and part-time staff (sorry no self-employed or ‘0’ hours contracts)
We provide guaranteed hours for all full time and part-time staff (minimum of 16hrs)
Full holiday pay - 28 days including bank holidays.
We currently pay £8 to £9 an hour flat rate. No change to weekends/bank holidays