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Domiciliary carer

Date Posted: 30-Mar-2017
Closing Date: 30-Mar-2018
Location: Christchurch, Dorset
Salary: Minimum - £10.00, Maximum - £12.50 per Hour
ABOUT BH1 CONSULTANCY
At BH1 Consultancy we like to simplify recruitment and we reward and recognise success. Therefore whether you are looking for a career move or looking to recruit, you will receive a completely committed and dedicated service every step of the way. BH1âs company philosophy is to provide an honest, dedicated, cost effective and professional service whilst remaining bespoke to any individual requirements. Whether you are looking for a career change or looking to recruit, we listen in depth to your requirements and look at the bigger picture. BH1 Consultancy offer a fully tailored package to each individual requirement and through our expertise and experience each client receives a personal and professional attention whether you are an employer looking to appoint or looking for your next career move. Our hard work has earned the respect within the business community and our reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves. BH1 Consultancy possesses experience, friendliness and professionalism plus a large database of candidates to help us serve clients in an agreed and timely manner. We have an honest recruitment process, strict vetting and assessments of candidateâs skills and one-to-one interviews. This process helps us get to know our applicants and our applicantâs skills in depth.
JOB DESCRIPTION
DOMICILIARY CARE WORKER - £10ph PLUS – CHRISTCHURCH

Purpose of Position

• To enable and / or assist individuals to remain in the community, to be supported and maintained safely in their own homes and thereby enhance the quality of life.
• Encouraging your service user’s individuality and independence helping your service user to maintain relationships with neighbours, the neighbourhood and familiar activities and surroundings, providing social contact, especially for service users who live alone assisting other care workers and professionals to provide care for your service user being the face of ‘care in the community’ and acting as our representative

Principle Responsibilities

• To visit nominated Service Users, at times directed by the Care Coordinators and management.
• To be particularly vigilant for signs of distress or anxiety in Service Users; any deterioration in physical and /or mental health, or safety of the environment, and to report these as a matter of urgency to your manager or coordinator in her absence.
• To carry out all tasks in a way that demonstrates respect for the privacy, dignity and value of all users, irrespective of severity or disability or personal circumstances.
• To summon appropriate assistance in an emergency. All actions should sustain, support and enhance the independence of Service Users, as specified in their care plan.

Personal Care:

• Assist Service Users in/out of bed, chairs, etc., using agreed procedures. Assist Service Users in turning to relieve pressure areas.
• Assist Service Users in (un)dressing, care of aids and personal equipment (hearing aids, glasses, dentures, prosthesis, etc).
• Assist Service Users in all aspects of personal hygiene, i.e. washing, shaving, showering etc. Assist Service Users in feeding.
• Assist Service Users to access toilet facilities, emptying commodes and disposal of incontinence materials, using
agreed health and safety procedures.
• Encourage Service Users to maximise their own abilities and skills

Domestic

• Where directed, maintain cleanliness of Service Users home, to meet with health and safety requirements.

Social

• Actively encourage Service Users, according to their capabilities, to participate in all aspects of daily living activities.
• Develop and maintain personal contact with the Service User through talking and listening.
• Provide support as part of a caring team, liaising with informal carers, other agencies or professionals as necessary.

Collaboration with Other Agencies

• Assist the management to maintain good relationships with other personnel involved in the care of the Service
• User, i.e. Community Nurses, Social Workers, G.P’s, etc., as part of a caring team.

General Duties

• As required maintain accurate, legible, record and submit them on a regular basis to the manager.
• Maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Advise Service Users of the complaints procedures (where appropriate) Participate in all training courses, including NVQ2 in Health and Social Care.
• Participate in meeting as appropriate and attend regular supervision sessions. Any other duties reasonably falling within the scope of the post.

Special Conditions

• Criminal Record Bureau Disclosures

BENEFITS
only working within a 3 mile radius in the same areas

HOURS
40 per week

JOB TYPE
Permanent





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