Care Assistant

Employer
Profad Care Agency Limited
Location
Derby, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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A Dynamic and fast growing Domiciliary care Company in Derby and Derby shire, that have presence in over 15 Boroughs across England and Midlands is looking for committed care workers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.To provide a Service of Care to clients 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 client in the form of a Care Plan. Care duties will therefore include assisting the client with the following activities and in so doing will at all times observe and respect the client's dignity, privacy and independence as far as practical:

1.1Personal Care

1.1.1Dressing and undressing / preparing the client for Day Care or trips out.

1.1.2Washing / bathing / showering / shaving / grooming / cleaning teeth.

1.1.3Hair care (washing / brushing).

1.1.4Nail care (fingernails only).

1.1.5Toileting and all aspects of personal hygiene.

1.1.6Continence management.

1.1.7Care of pressure sores (under appropriate nursing supervision).

1.1.8Getting in and out of bed.

1.1.9Assisting with the use of Aids to Daily Living / Rehabilitation Aids, as required.

1.1.10Helping with rehabilitation programmes, as prescribed by Healthcare professionals.

1.1.11Day / evening / night sitting services, as required.

1.2Healthcare - assisting the client to take prescribed medication.

1.3Dietary Care

1.3.1Preparation of snacks and meals according to the client's likes / dislikes.

1.3.2Assisting with feeding, as required.

1.4Domestic / Household Services (as may be specified in care plan)

1.4.1General cleaning duties, to include cleaning / dusting / vacuuming / polishing.

1.4.2Bed-making.

1.4.3Clearing refuse and rubbish.

1.4.4Laundering / Hand-washing / Ironing / Light needlework, as required.

1.4.5Fuel Management.

1.4.6Shopping and the preparation of shopping lists and assistance with budgeting.

1.4.7Light gardening tasks (subject to previous agreement at the Care Plan stage).

1.5Personal services (as may be agreed)

1.5.1Assistance with personal Finances, to include paying bills, collecting pensions.

1.5.2Personal Planning (birthdays / anniversaries etc)

1.5.3Democratic 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 Home Care Services Supervisor or Manager in Induction Training and regular In-service Training programs.

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

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

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

7.To participate in reviews of clients' Care Plans as required.

8.To be aware of the tasks and activities which must NOT be undertaken as part of care duties, as set out in the organisations Policy.
Skills
  • Ability to follow care routines.
  • Professional, courteous and calm.
  • Be caring and proactive.
  • Possess strong communication skills as well as a great deal of integrity in keeping tabs on service users and their families.
  • Good written skills, with the ability to record information accurately.
  • Clear understanding of Equal Opportunities in the workplace.
  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of the Health & Safety at Work Act and Food Safety Regulations.
  • Be clean and tidy and be able to demonstrate a good standard of personal hygiene.

Qualifications
  • Minimum QCF Level 2 in Health & Social Care


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