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Care assistant apprenticeship – domiciliary care

Job description
This position is to provide a variety of non-medical services that allow clients to remain in their own homes and to enhance the quality of their life. To help clients and their families meet the challenges of ageing with dignity, pride, care and compassion.

 

This role will include the following responsibilities:

Primary

  • Reflect the core values of Home Instead Senior Care franchise
  • Contribute to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life
  • Document daily activities and report any significant changes in a client’s needs or living conditions
  • Participate in company sponsored training and social events including CAREGiver meetings
  • Maintain regular communication with line manager and office staff.

Companionship Services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Offer companionship and conversation
  • Monitor diet and eating
  • Stimulate and encourage through a variety of activities (for example clothing selection, hobbies and crafts)
  • Arrange and provide reminders for appointments, activities and outings
  • Help with travel arrangements
  • Organise mail and write letters
  • Assist with walking (lending an arm to steady)
  • Accompany to appointments and social events (for example visiting friends or family, lunch, club meetings)

Home Help Services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Run errands / collect prescriptions etc
  • Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, washing and ironing, taking out rubbish, caring for houseplants etc.)
  • Organise and tidy cupboards and check food expiry dates
  • Plan prepare and tidy away meals
  • Answer the door
  • Assist with pet care
  • Supervise home maintenance
  • Help with shopping and oversee home deliveries

Personal Care Services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide medication reminders
  • Help with bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Help with continence care
  • Assist to eat and drink
  • Provide Dementia / Alzheimer care
  • Provide respite / convalescence care

PLEASE NOTE:

The rate of pay is the National Minimum Wage for your age. Please click on this link to find out the National Minimum Wage for your age: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/national-minimum-wage-and-living-wage

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English (A-C/9-4) or equivalent

Skills required
  • Willingness to work and communicate professionally with Home Instead Senior Care office teams and other social and health care professionals
  • Excellent time keeper who is organised and reliable
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and make common sense decisions at short notice
  • Willing to seek guidance when needed and follow instructions
  • Able to demonstrate qualities of a team player
  • Skills required for reporting writing and record keeping
  • Experience of care/caring in any capacity is desirable but not essential
Personal qualities

Passionate about working in care

Good communicator

Empathetic and naturally caring

Punctual and hardworking

Qualifications taken

Full training up to Level 2 in Health and Social Care, with the possibility of progressing on to a Level 3 qualification.

Employer description

Home Instead Senior Care are an award winning, family run business that is part of a network forming the world’s leading provider of homecare for older people.  We believe passionately in providing a standard of care and support that we would be happy to receive ourselves and for our families. This has been recognised by CQC and as such have achieved an Outstanding rating, the first Home Care provider in Shropshire to achieve this. We value honesty, fairness, reliability, happiness and support and it is our mission to be the most admired care company through changing the face of ageing and being the go to provider for dementia care. With no visits less than an hour, and CAREGivers seeing the same clients, there is consistency and the time to develop meaningful, trusting relationships.

 

What next?
Possibility of progressing onto Level 3
Company
HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE - TELFORD
Location
NEWPORT / TF10 7AX
Salary
£185 per week
Working week
Monday - Sunday
Start date
02/09/2019
Application close date
26/08/2019
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