Live in Care Worker
Live in Care Worker
Location: Golders Green, NW11
Salary: £31,350 per annum
Hours: 8 hours per day, 6 days per week
About our Client
Our Client is a leading communal organisation. It is the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week. Approximately 1500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain their service. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community’s physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. They care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.
Our Client aims to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating excellent social care that enhances well-being and inspires them to stay connected to their community. The organisation is committed to finding innovative solutions tailored to the people who use their services.
They are a proud to be multi award winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades they have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, The Investors in People Gold standard and the Customer Service Excellence Standard.
The role of Live in Carer is to support Service Users as directed by them within the agreed care plan framework. Care and Support are provided on a 24-hour basis with the Live-In Carer meeting the agreed needs, whilst living in the Service Users home. All clients are individuals who will have received a person-centred comprehensive assessment of their needs which forms the basis of their outcome focussed care plans. The role of the Live-In Care worker is to meet service user needs and to ensure they are supported and that their privacy, dignity and independence are maintained. This will include not only assisting with the client’s personal care needs but also their social welfare. The role requires the Live-In carer to follow the Care and Support plan, but also be able to tailor the components around the User responding to changes and events and using initiative.
Principal accountabilities / responsibilities
- Supporting the user to consider any adjustments required to promote their physical independence, involving referring to other Health colleague to identify appropriate and creative ways of preventing the falls, supporting good health and promoting physical and mental wellbeing.
- Working supportively and in an enabling style alongside GP’s, nurses, physiotherapists and any other professionals involved in the care and wellbeing of the client ensuring provision is integrated to the benefit of the service user.
- Supporting the user through various stages of living and also dying by understanding and engaging with choices and requests that are made and communicating them as required inclusively to significant others and colleagues.
- To promote mental and physical activity of service users by talking, taking them out, sharing in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations, escorting to day services, Health services including GP, Occupational Therapists, Dentists, etc.
- Helping the user to maintain a safe and comfortable living environment which may involve a range of agreed domestic activities.
- Provide the user with choices about meals and preparation of foods and meals they enjoy, and providing it in the way agreed, supporting any nutritional needs and also offering meals as a social opportunity and something to look forward to.
- Keeping the service user, their home and yourself safe by contacting the Registered Manager immediately of any emergency situations, or if the client experiences a noticeable change in their behaviour or care needs.
- Maintain awareness of your role in providing assistance, guidance and support to the client, allowing them to remain as independent as possible
Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Knowledge
- QCF level 2/3 or equivalent or working towards this qualification
- A minimum of 6 months of working in one of the following roles:
- Social Care / Nursing or similar work
- Previous experience with Older People within the care sector or in a similar caring role.
- Previous experience of taking responsibility for an individual’s needs
- Experience of food preparation and food hygiene and willingness to understand what the service user preference in respect of diet
- Experience of reading, writing and documenting a range of information from complicated labels and instructions on medicine boxes to writing up events and issues that have arisen whilst providing care and support. This may include liaising with other providers of services or writing to utility companies on behalf of the service user.
- Experience of working with people with dementia and physical /mobility disabilities, Long Term Conditions and people who are at end-of life.
- Experience of manual handling techniques and of continuous risk assessment around care plan requirements
- Previous experience of working in an environment that is not directly supervised.
Our client offers excellent benefits and training to all staff. Benefits include 20 day’s annual leave, access to the company’s pension scheme, various discounts, Loans and mileage reimbursement, ride to work scheme, eye tests, employee referral bonus and more.