Support & Care Worker

Metropolitan Housing Trust
13 Apr 2017
13 May 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Metropolitan are a team of more than 1,300 colleagues working to provide affordable housing, care and support and community regeneration services.

At Metropolitan - we have been very busy and successful in securing the opportunity to provide services to YOUR local community and we are on the hunt for some fresh talent to join our team and be instrumental in our success.

About the job:

To provide personalised care and support services to older people. To work flexibly to ensure individual needs are met while maximising independence, choice, dignity, privacy and well-being, in collaboration with the senior care and support workers/team leaders.

Main accountabilities:

-Provide assistance with the personal care and support needs of customers as identified in their care and support plan.
-Provide personal care washing, dressing, toileting etc., help with meal preparation and feeding where necessary.
-Medication management and administration.
-Shopping, laundry and escorting to medical appointments.
-Provide support and practical assistance to customers with benefits, budgeting, paying bills and accessing appropriate services.
-Ensure all necessary records are accurate and up to date.
-Prompt and assist with the ordering, safe storage and administration of medication as detailed in care & support plans, recording as appropriate.

Essential Criteria:

-Ability to work flexibly to meet customer and service requirements.
-Availability to work on a rota basis including unsocial hours, weekends and public holidays.
-Carry out sleep-ins where appropriate.
-Ability to undertake moving and handling tasks (including pushing of wheelchairs).

What Metropolitan can offer you:

Metropolitan offers an excellent and unique Benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual. We offer employees the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Childcare Vouchers, Health and Wellbeing Programme, Employee Assistance and discounts with multiple retailers and many more. We also offer an impressive Pension Scheme and 26 days holiday, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days! Along with all this we are about to launch our Metro Academy which will ensure that your career is developed for years to come!

Location - Kingsbury, London NW9
Permanent full time - 35 Hours per week