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Support Worker

Date Posted: 10-Feb-2018
Closing Date: 10-Jun-2018
Location: Wantage, Oxfordshire
Salary: Minimum - £9.00, Maximum - £9.50 per Hour
ABOUT GOLDEN SERVICES CARE LIMITED
We provide a service which allows our support service users to remain living safely and securely in their own homes and to enhance their lifestyle and allow them their independent and comfort. We provide this service to a wide range of support service users who have a variety of care needs, and we pride ourselves on our professionalism and dedication. Our approach is based around the idea of working with our support service users. Your care needs are first identified by brokers or social workers all working with relatives particularly in the case of older support service users, and we always consult everybody concerned when putting together a care plan for their loved one. We also report back regularly to ensure that everyone who needs to know, including social services and medical professionals, is kept in the loop.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Candidates must have full flexibility across the week and weekends to apply for this position and be prepared to work some evenings. Be fluent in the English language for speaking, reading and writing.


About Golden Services

Golden Services is a family run care company covering the Didcot, Grove, Wantage and Abingdon areas based in Wantage Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
We are recognized by the Care Quality Commission for our outstanding delivery in care in the community. We are rapidly growing due to the commitment of our valuable team members and we are looking for caring, compassionate individuals to join us.
Our service is developing and we have achieved the silver award with Investors in people.
We strive to achieve the very best for our service users and enable them to remain at home and be comfortable.

OBJECTIVES
• To assist with personal care. Duties will include assistance with washing, toileting, shaving, dental hygiene, bathing, dressing, and eating. Also changing of incontinence products, maintenance of catheter equipment, emptying commodes, disposing of soiled items by appropriate method.

• To assist with domestic duties. Duties will include cleaning, cooking, washing and shopping

• To contribute to a daily log of care and medication record. These will be kept at the service user’s home.

• To ensure the health and welfare of service users.
• To encourage and enable service users to achieve and maintain maximum independence.

• To deliver person centred care.

• To fully participate in team meetings, supervisions, appraisals and other meetings set up to review your achievements.

EXPERIENCE
• Ability to work with Service Users in a caring manner that ensures dignity and respects the right of the service user to be independent.
• Able to complete simple messages and forms in clear understandable writing.
• Able to work on own and as part of a team.
• Willingness to learn.
• Good understanding of the complex needs of older people receiving care services.
• Practical understanding of equality issues in delivering care services.
• Good command of spoken English.
• Presentable to Service Users.
• Good General Health.
• Supports the values of person centred working and promotion of independent living.
• Full driving license and reliable form of transport (we are prepared to assist with this for the right candidates)

BENEFITS
Mileage allowance
Free uniforms
Opportunity to undertake recognised qualifications
Career Development
Enrolment into Perkbox
Flexible Working Patterns

JOB TYPE
Permanent





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