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Domiciliary Carer

  • Job Ref: DC
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: ipswich
  • Salary: £9.00 - £10.50 ph
Date Posted: 1st October 2020

Job Description

To work in partnership with others to provide compassionate care that meets our clients’ needs in a way that respects their dignity and promotes their independence.

Care assistants work alone in the clients’ own homes, therefore being calm and caring, speaking good English and having a driving license are essential for this role.

Principal Responsibilities
To provide the highest standard of care and support that meets each client’s daily needs and ensures they are comfortable at all times. Care assistant must treat clients in the way that they would expect to be treated. It is essential to report any changes and concerns to our Care Coordinator or Line Manager for the safety and wellbeing of our clients.

The role of Care & Support Assistant

Care assistants must become familiar with each client’s care plan. Learn about their personalities and understand how to achieve the expected outcomes. It is essential to know how to approach customers when it comes to their care and support.

Your tasks will include:

Promote the customers well-being:

  • Promotion of mental and physical wellbeing
  • Having conversations with clients or share in other activities
  • Taking them out for a walk or for shopping
  • To encourage them to remain as independent as possible
  • Assisting with all aspects of personal care
  • Assisting with medication
  • Assisting with food and drink
  • Assisting with housework
  • Assisting with mobility issues
  • Recording and reporting
  • Following all the Company’s policies and procedures

Essential:

  • Being compassionate, kind and trustworthy.
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Willing to learn the principles of care
  • Understanding of equality and diversity issues
  • Ability to react quickly to changing priorities

Required licence or certification: Driving license

Mileage: £0.25/mile when driving own car + up to £0.20/mile when you claim from HMRC

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