Home Care Assistant Jobs, vacancies in Derby

We are a quality led home care provider opening a new branch in Derby, Ashbourne & South Derbyshire.

We provide care in the community for people who need assistance to live independently. This includes a range of support with personal care, household tasks, medication support and companionship calls to name a few.

Our mission is to deliver exceptional care by exceptional people. To make that happen, we believe in recruiting the best staff and in looking after them well. We are now recruiting care staff to join our new team.

Job Title:

Care Assistant.

Location:

Derby.

Reporting to:

Care Manager.

Salary:

£9.30 per hour.

Hours:

Full-time, Part-time, or Permanent.

Requirements:

Enhanced DBS disclosure / DBS adult first clearance.

Job Purpose:

To provide domiciliary care to clients.

Application Deadline:

31st May 2020.

 

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DRIVING LICENCE AND ACCESS TO YOUR OWN CAR ARE ESSENTIAL


What You Get

  • Pay rate
  • Plus travel time
  • Plus paid mileage
  • Plus paid training
  • Paid DBS check
  • Various shift patterns available
  • Free uniform
  • Fully funded Care Certificate
  • Work / life balance/li>
  • Work for a family company
  • Commitment to our Caring for our Carers Pledge

 

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications


Required:

The main skills and qualities that we look for in our Home Care Assistants are:

  • Physically able to cope with the demands of domiciliary care work which involves bending, lifting, stretching, kneeling, crouching, using small stepladders, walking, getting up and down stairs & manual dexterity.
  • Mentally able to cope with the demands of domiciliary care work which can be stressful and involve dealing with bereavement and challenging behaviour.
  • Able to work regular weekends according to shift patterns
  • To participate in the standby carer rota.
  • Self-motivated, organised and flexible.
  • Caring, patient and sensitive to the needs of others and to the sick or infirm.
  • An active team player but also able to work on own initiative.
  • A good communicator.

 

Desired:

  • Previous experience in the care profession and qualifications are desirable attributes but we can provide training and opportunities to undertake qualifications to staff with no previous care experience.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of our clients in a way that respects their dignity and promotes independence. The nature of care we expect you to provide is similar to that which would reasonably be given by members of the client’s own family and will not involve tasks that a trained nurse would normally provide.
  • To assist our clients who need help with getting in and out of bed, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and using the toilet.
  • To help clients with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including incontinence to use and look after aids and personal equipment.
  • To care for clients who are temporarily sick and may need assistance with minor dressings, bed nursing, help with feeding, toileting etc.
  • To help care for clients who are dying.
  • To help promote mental and physical well-being of our clients through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.
  • To undertake light household tasks, for example making and changing beds, tidying rooms, light cleaning such as dusting and vacuuming and emptying commodes.
  • To assist with washing clothes and ironing if requested.
  • To prepare and serve meals; assist clients with eating and drinking; wash up, tidy and clean the kitchen and dining area.
  • To greet visitors and answer the telephone as needed whilst at the clients home.
  • To read and write reports, and take part in staff and clients meetings and training activities as directed.
  • To maintain the highest standards of hygiene at all times and use personal protective equipment provided. Report any illness to the office so that correct infection prevention and control procedures can be followed.
  • To comply with Radfield Home Care’s guidelines and policies at all times.
  • To report to the office any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a client.
  • To encourage clients to remain as independent as possible.
  • To report to the office immediately any events or situations that may pose a risk to our clients, their relatives or staff members. For example a faulty piece of equipment or broken step in a client's home.
  • To help promote the agency with marketing which may include leafleting and to help protect the reputation of the agency.
  • To come into the office at least once a week to collect and bring in client paperwork and to collect your rota and client information.
  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.

 

Obligations

All staff are required to adhere to the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment. All staff is expected to comply with requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998.

All staff must be familiar with Radfield Home Care Ltd’s health and safety policies and procedures and ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 of which we can provide copies if needed.

*Welcome bonus paid on completion of your 3-month probationary period.

 

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