Social Care

Community Care Worker

Full Time Permanent

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Job Title: Home Care Assistant will be out working in the Community
Purpose of the Role
To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of Clients’ in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence. Care provided by a homecare assistant is what would normally be given by members of the family and does not include tasks that would normally be undertaken by a trained nurse.
The following list illustrates the types of duties that a Home Care Assistant may be asked to undertake. At all times a Home Care Assistant must comply with this company’s guidelines and policies; they should provide the highest standards of domiciliary care to their clients, whilst at all times respecting their privacy, dignity and lifestyle.
Principal Responsibilities
* To help clients with getting up in the morning, washing/bathing, grooming and dressing; helping with undressing and getting ready for bed in the evening.
* To make meals, drinks and snacks when necessary; including associated cleaning and hygiene and assisting with feeding, as required.
* To provide assistance with toileting and changing clothes and/or bedding where necessary; to empty and cleanse commodes and wash and iron clothes and bed linen (which may include laundry soiled by incontinence) when necessary.
* To provide assistance with other tasks of daily living that the Client cannot manage, which may include cleaning, shopping, collecting pension, paying bills and correspondence.
* To arrive promptly and attend each visit as scheduled or requested by a senior, adhering to the care plan and maintaining accurate, concise and timely records of Client care including relevant comments in the Care Diary at every call. Maintaining accurate time sheets which are submitted in a timely manner with all necessary signatures.
* To report to the Senior and/or Registered Manager any significant changes in the health or social circumstances of the individual.
* To encourage Clients towards independence and activity appropriate to their abilities.
* To contribute to the supervision of Clients who have a tendency to wander, neglect themselves, or put themselves at risk.
* To prompt Clients to take medication, if necessary to assist with relevant training.
* To be aware of the appropriate action to take in an emergency
* To conform to all policies and procedures laid down by the Company in respect of carrying out these care duties and in other administrative aspects of the business, as relevant.
* To have appropriate knowledge of the correct use of aids and equipment used by or with Clients, and to report any obvious defects/servicing required
* To undergo such training as is necessary to carry out the duties of a Home Care Assistant; to meet regularly with the Registered Care Manager to discuss the clients’ requirements and if necessary to attend client reviews.
* To wear your uniform and carry your ID badge at all times whilst on duty
* To cover emergency/urgent calls at the request of the line manager (when available)
* To be aware of the tasks and activities which must NOT be undertaken as part of care duties, as set out in Policy 101
This job outline is not intended to be exhaustive and may be revised from time to time to reflect the changing needs of Admiral Care and it clients.
Person Specification- Essential Criteria
The following attributes are considered essential to the post of Home Care Worker
1. Self-motivated
2. Organised
3. Flexible
4. Caring
5. Sensitive to the needs of others and to the sick and infirm
6. An active team player but also able to work on own initiative
7. A good communicator
Staff are required to respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment
Staff are expected to respect the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998
This employment is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and we are entitled to ask exempted questions as defined by Section 113(5) of the Police Act 1997
Staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
Hours of work (delete as appropriate) Full-time
All staff must understand that Admiral Care provides services to its clients 365/7 and will therefore be required to work on bank holidays and will be required to work part of every other weekend.
This document is to be read in conjunction with the Company Handbook and your contract

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