Home Care Assistant

Recruiter
Herts Good Care
Location
Stevenage, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1267668607
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Herts Good Care are assisting this home care company to find the perfect Home Care Assistant - could this be you?
About the company...We are a domiciliary care provider company based in Hertfordshire. We provide domiciliary care services including personal care, companionship, holiday cover, and relief cover for family carers. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our clients through the delivery of professional service and compassionate care, ensuring comfort, dignity and respect for all our diverse clients and their families.Our aim is to deliver compassionate person-centred care to service users that focuses on promoting their well-being and maintaining independence.Why should you work for this company?
  • Earn up to £11 per hour (starting rate is £9 per hour)
  • Various shift patterns available between 7am and 10pm
  • Mileage paid at 25p per mile between client visits
  • Minimum of 30 minutes with each client
  • 20% pay enhancement on public holidays and 10% on weekends
  • Career progression - on-the-job training, and opportunity to complete Level 2, 3 and 5 Health and Social Care Qualifications
  • Excellent induction programme
  • Pension Scheme·Herts Rewards·Refer a friend bonus Free uniform provided
What does the role of Care Assistant involve?
  • Personal Care - Support service users with their care needs in line with their individual care plan. This may include assisting with personal and intimate care as required by the individual. For example: dressing / undressing, bathing / showering, drying, skin / hair / nail / foot care, dental hygiene, assistance with toileting.
  • Companionship - Build professional relationships with service users, assisting with their emotional, social and spiritual needs whilst encouraging independence and choice.
  • Daily Living - Assist service users with going about their daily life, from support with medication, or preparing meals, to helping keep well. For example: prompting / administering medication, meal planning and preparation, assistance with eating and drinking, helping individuals with reduced mobility to move around, assisting with learning life skills such as cooking or budgeting, tidying, laundry, ironing, helping individuals to take care of their personal property.
  • Community - Accompany service users accessing the community and attending their chosen activities in line with their personal care and support plan. For example: shopping and leisure activities, learning and work experience, exercise e.g. horse-riding, swimming, walks etc, visits to theatres, museums, cafes etc, and attending medical and other appointments.The list of tasks and duties is not exhaustive and may change over time depending on the need of the service.
What makes the perfect Care Assistant?
  • Must be dedicated to providing high quality of care
  • Must have a caring and compassionate nature, committed to treating all service users with dignity and respect
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Does not need experience - full training is provided
  • Must have a full, clean driving licence and own car or can drive company car - travelling between service users own homes.
If this sounds like the perfect job for you then please don't hesitate to apply and a member of our team will be in contact soon.
This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/88007452

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