The right candidate will show they are passionate about caring for the vulnerable, enabling them to remain in their own home, encourage independence and should have a ‘can do’ attitude. Applicants should have access to a car (for business use) and have a full, clean drivers licence. No experience is necessary, however a background of having cared for someone or have worked in a care environment would be an advantage. Southport – Ainsdale, Birkdale, Blowick, Scarisbrick, Banks, Churchtown, Crossens, Marshside, Becconsall, Catforth, Clifton, Cottam, Eaves, Elswick, Freckleton, Hesketh Bank, Hutton, Inskip, Kirkham, Lea Town, Longton, Much Hoole, New Longton, Newton, Tarleton, Thistleton, Treales, Roseacre and Wharles, Walmer Bridge, Warton, Wesham, Woodplumpton, Wrea Green.
To be discussed at interview. Waiting time and travelling time paid. Uniform and all training provided. All staff are expected to have or be willing to study towards their NVQ level 2/3 or further.
To provide personal care and practical support to service users in their own homes, whilst observing safe working practices and ensuring the privacy, personal choice and dignity of the service user. To act as a link between the service user and Apollo Care Southport and report to the Care Manager any deterioration or improvement in the service users circumstances and any general problems that may arise.
The specific duties carers will be expected to carry out are as follows: –
- Assistance with personal care to include; bathing, washing, shaving, hair care, dressing and undressing
- Assistance with all toilet and continence requirements
- Assistance with the monitoring and supervision of medication, including application of topical creams running in line with the agencies policy
- Assistance with other health related activities including catheter care and eye drop instillation
- Assistance with handling the service user’s money in respect of collecting pensions, payment of bills and shopping
- Assistance with the cooking of light meals, preparing snacks and basic food hygiene
- Assistance with light general housework, including laundry of clothes and bedding
- Assistance with pet care (if stated in the service users care plan)
- Regular attendance of staff meetings
- To carry out accurate and relevant administration with regards to time sheets and communication sheets
- To attend training sessions and regular team meetings
- To wear the uniform and identity badge at all times when on duty
It is your duty as a care assistant to provide care and support in the least intrusive way possible. All service users and their representatives should be treated with courtesy and in a professional manner.
As a carer you must be sensitive and responsive to the race, culture, religion, disability, gender and sexuality of the service users receiving care and their representatives.
Carers must carry out their job with the assistance of the service user not for the service user. This is an essential part of encouraging independence and motivation.
- Ability to communicate verbally in an effective and accurate way to obtain and give required information
- Ability to manage time
- Ability to think and work methodically
- Ability to organise workload and balance priorities
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Ability to be self-motivated and work without supervision
- Ability to deal with confidential information
- Polite and professional demeanour
- Reliable and flexible