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Home Care Assistant - Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom,

Posted: 10 days ago

Description

We are constantly looking to expand our team of carers. If you are interested in a career in the healthcare industry and share our work ethic of commitment and professionalism, then we want to hear from you!

• We offer guaranteed hours (no zero hours contracts), usually unlimited overtime and mileage payments.
• We offer training, starting with a paid two week induction programme.
• We offer opportunities to progress within the company, with promotion to supervisory and management roles.
• We offer a competitive salary with a pension.

If you would like to be considered for a job at Beaumont Healthcare, please fill in the application form below.

All our applicants are checked through the government’s Disclosure and Barring (DAB) service (previously the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) Adult First Check which replaced both the Protection of Vulnerable Adults scheme (POVA) and the Protection of Children and Adults scheme (POCA).

 

The Role:

To provide a wide range of personal support to our service users, this may include assistance with physical care and domestic duties, and where necessary social duties aimed at supporting the service user in a homely atmosphere where they can achieve maximum independence whilst respecting the service user’s dignity and privacy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Personal Care:

  • To wash, dress, feed and toilet service users as assessed in their individual care plan.
  • To provide a range of care helping with personal hygiene.
  • Encouraging the use of daily living aids and special equipment.
  • Hair washing and grooming Healthcare:
  • To assist service users to use medication and treatment as prescribed and as instructed.

Dietary Duties:

  • Prepare, cook and serve meals in accordance with the care plan and offering choices.
  • Assisting with feeding and drinking.

Domestic Duties:

  • To carry out a range of domestic duties in the homes of service users and assisting them in the ordinary running of their households, this may include cleaning, preparation and cooking of food, washing up, making beds, washing and ironing and emptying commodes.
  • To undertake a range of duties as required including shopping, collecting pensions and prescriptions, paying accounts and making phone calls.
  • To refer significant problems to the Line Manager.

Social Duties:

  • To undertake a range of social duties.
  • To keep Company records of any money handled.
  • To encourage people to continue or take up social activities, including attendance at day centres and other activities outside the home.
  • To listen sympathetically to service users worries and problems.
  • To give advice and assistance, under the guidance of your Line Manager, to service users in such areas as housekeeping or practical difficulties.  

General:

  • To maintain factual records relating to the service user in their care plan.
  • To deal with any emergency that arises whilst with a service user, liasing with the appropriate agencies.
  • To attend and participate in meetings/reviews regarding the future care of the service user.
  • To attend in-house training courses as provided by the Company.

Personal Qualities:

  • Some flexibility within their working hours
  • Occasional requirement to work outside of your normal working area
  • Good communication skills
  • Good written skills
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with work colleagues
  • To be able to work alone with confidence
  • Understanding of the needs of a service user
  • Showing respect in a person’s own home
  • Honest and trustworthy

Job Details

BMC340
Full Time
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

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