Home Carer (Full Time)

Recruiter
Castle Home Care Ltd
Location
Bedford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 May 2017
Expires
18 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent

Job description

Home carer (2016)

Job Summary: The post holder will as directed attend to the domestic, personal care, social and rehabilitation needs of clients, aiming to create an environment in which independence and empowerment is maximised within individual client's capabilities.

Responsibilities

To help people with getting up in the morning, washing/bathing and dressing; helping with undressing and getting to bed in the evening.

To make meals, drinks and snacks as and when required.

To provide assistance with toileting and with changing clothes and/or bedding when necessary; to empty and cleanse commodes and wash and iron clothes and bed linen, when required.

To provide assistance with other activities of daily living that the individual requires help with, which may include cleaning, shopping, collecting pension and paying bills

To encourage individuals towards a degree of independence and activity appropriate to their abilities. Within an agreed care plan and in consultation with the Manager, contribute to the supervision of people who have a tendency to wander, neglect themselves or put themselves at risk.

In consultation with the Manager, administer medication, if necessary.

To work with a client's partner or carer to maintain the client in the home.

To provide general support for the client and their families as part of a caring team.

To encourage and help motivate clients to achieve and maintain maximum quality of life and independence, as outlined in care plans agreed by the client, the Managing Care Organiser and other professional services.

To sit with clients who are frail, disabled or terminally ill

To recognise if a client's condition is deteriorating and to report this to the client's General Practitioner and to the Office.

To respect privacy, individuality and dignity at all times.

To maintain client confidentiality, at all times

Communicate with the Office concerning changes which occur and update on changing client needs.

Deal with emergencies according to guidelines and policies and report incidences to the Manager.

Observe the client's rights to choose, to take reasonable risks, to make decisions and to complain.

To be flexible in approach to client/customer needs.

To listen sympathetically to worries and problems.

To work unsupervised and on own initiative, knowing when to seek support and advice from the manager or Office

To maintain client records as provided by the organisation and to make accurate returns.

To have an appropriate knowledge of the correct use of aids and equipment used by or with people in their normal daily activities and to report defects.

To observe Health and Safety regulations so as to ensure a safe environment.

To observe safe lifting and handling techniques, complying with Manual Handling legislation.

To attend all training and supervision sessions as required.

To adhere to policies, guidelines and codes of practice of Castle Home Care Ltd.

To provide support for the Directors and managers, including assisting with the promotion of the organisation, canvassing, undertaking clerical/routine office duties and other tasks required in regard to developing and progressing the organisation.

To maintain a vehicle fit for purpose and road legal at all times whilst on duty

To adhere to the Data Protection Act 1984 as laid down by Castle Home Care Ltd

To maintain and comply with all Health and Safety requirements and to take all reasonable care of the health and safety of him/herself and others

To respect the confidentiality of all matters that they may learn relating to the general public, their clients, their employment and other members of staff.

To work and behave within the Company Values

Variation

The duties of this post may vary from time to time but changes will only be made in consultation with the post holder.